Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching! June 18th, 2017 celebrate Dad with some great gifts that will make him smile. Whether he’s a wine guy, spirits guy, or a grilling and entertaining kind of guy, there’s a great gift or two on this list he will absolutely love! Wine Guy Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rogue 2012: A blend […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Meiomi : Coastal California Wines!

Meiomi : Coastal California Wines!

I had the pleasure recently of meeting Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse, of Meiomi wines this past month. Meiomi wines are produced in the Central Coast of California and are very approachable, food friendly wines. This year I had the opportunity to taste the 2016 Meiomi Rosé with Melissa, which won me over instantly.  The grapes for the […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Lately I have playing around with Sunny’s Korean Gourmet products and have found many uses for the delicious Teriyaki Sauce. I was craving a dish that was both sweet and salty, so I went to the store and bought organic chicken thighs and pineapple. Using Sunny’s Korean Teriyaki sauce, I marinated the thighs for a […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Summer Sips: LeJay Cassis Cocktails

Summer Sips: LeJay Cassis Cocktails

With the summer heat on the rise, fun fruit forward cocktails are a must! LeJay Cassis Liqueur is the perfect addition to any cocktail. I enjoy using LeJay as much as possible in cocktails as well as desserts. I am always infusing wine, spirits, and liqueurs into my desserts and find that it can be […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Cedar Ridge Distillery!

Cedar Ridge Distillery!

Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery is located right in the Corn Belt in Swisher, Iowa. I had the pleasure recently of tasting some of their whiskey’s and fell head over heels for these craft brown spirits. Cedar Ridge as you will notice in the first line of this blog post, is also a winery. For those […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Château Minuty Rosé

Château Minuty Rosé

I had the pleasure to taste Château Minuty Rosé recently with François Matton, one of the current owners of Château Minuty. The winery is located in Côtes de Provence, which is a famous region in France, where some of the best rosés in the world are produced. Château Minuty was founded by the Matton-Farnet family, who has been in the wine industry for […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Mionetto Prosecco Cocktail Challenge!

Mionetto Prosecco Cocktail Challenge!

Do you love Prosecco? If so, this cocktail challenge is for you! Mionetto Prosecco USA announced the call for submissions for the second annual ‘Mionetto Cocktail Challenge.’  The brand is working in partnership with Time Inc.’s Food & Wine, and contestants across the country will be able to submit an original Mionetto sparkling cocktail recipe […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival!

North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival!

The North Fork Crush Wine and Food Festival is coming! Saturday June 24th, you can enjoy one of two sessions featuring over one hundred Long Island wines, with specialty foods to pair. The event will take place at Jamesport Vineyards, a working winery in Long Island with ample parking, beautiful views, and enjoyable New York […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Albariño: A Great Summer Grape Varietal!

Albariño: A Great Summer Grape Varietal!

Albariño is a white grape varietal grown in Galicia, Spain. The grape is also known as Alvarinho, in Portugal, but today I am taking you through a great Albariño lineup to enjoy all summer long. These wines are crisp and extremely refreshing with notes of citrus, high acidity, and even tropical fruit aromas. They are […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Dare to Pair: Planeta Rosé & Davidoff Chef’s Edition!

Dare to Pair: Planeta Rosé & Davidoff Chef’s Edition!

  Ever think about pairing a cigar with a bottle of rosé? Well, it’s quite a daring pairing, and as long as you match the flavors appropriately, you’ll be in great shape. I recently enjoyed a beautiful bottle of 2016 Planeta Rosé from Sicily. This wine is fresh and fruity, and when paired with The […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Centrolina Italian Market and Restaurant

Centrolina Italian Market and Restaurant

While visiting Washington DC for a day, I decided to make a stop at Centrolina. This Italian market and restaurant is led by women and serves up some incredibly fresh Italian cuisine. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Kristin Welch, Beverage Director at Centrolina. Kristin has a passion for Italian wines and has […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

The Wine Kitchen!

The Wine Kitchen!

Recently, while visiting Virginia Wine Country, I had the pleasure of visiting Leesburg and dining at The Wine Kitchen. This quaint restaurant serves up some outstanding farm to table cuisine that you will devour! The Wine Kitchen is well known, with multiple locations across VA. This restaurant is truly farm to table fresh, so much […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.