Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Bulleit, Master Distiller and owner of Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Together we tasted through some incredible Bulleit cocktails as well as the whiskeys neat. The tasting was led by Tom as well as the National Brand Ambassador Ewan Morgan. The pair of them have incredible chemistry when discussing 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.

Summer Must Haves for Outdoor Entertaining!

Summer Must Haves for Outdoor Entertaining!

Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to prepare for some fun sunny day soirees! Outdoor entertaining is a must when the suns out and friends are free. Make sure you celebrate this season the right way with some fun products to keep you going all summer long. Boozy Essentials Slow & Low Rock and […]

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.

Maker’s Mark 46

Maker’s Mark 46

Makers Mark is a well known bourbon brand from Kentucky. Fans have asked Bill Samuels Jr. over the years, if he was going to introduce something new to the line. After some thought, Bill and former Master Distiller Kevin Smith decided to create Makers 46, with the consulting help of Brad Boswell. With some trial […]

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.

Great Weekend Getaways: Virginia Wine Country

Great Weekend Getaways: Virginia Wine Country

I recently visited Virginia and decided to spend the day in Virginia wine country. For those of you scratching your head right now, Virginia actually makes some pretty nice wine. Every time I visit I find another winery to love and some great new grape varietals! If you’re seeking a great weekend getaway and have […]

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.

Captain Morgan LocoNut Rum Sorbet!

Captain Morgan LocoNut Rum Sorbet!

Have you tried Captain Morgan’s LocoNut Rum? This creamy and delicious rum is a blend of Caribbean rum, coconut liqueur, spice, and natural flavors. It comes in a bottle shaped like a coconut and makes a great addition to any bar this summer. Not only is the rum great on its own as a shot, […]

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.

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.