Caorunn: A Unique Scottish Gin!

Caorunn: A Unique Scottish Gin!

June 10th is the world celebration of all things gin! On this day, if you’re seeking to break away from your normal gin routine, and want to try something different, try Caorunn. This is from Scotland and is crafted in the Speyside region of the Highlands. It’s very different, smooth, and excellent on it’s own over a […]

Sara Lehman

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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.

Washington Wines by Charles Smith

Washington Wines by Charles Smith

  Charles Smith is a self taught winemaker and a true pioneer in the wine world. He is recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the “Best new wineries of the last ten years”, and many of you may know his wines simply by the fun labels. Charles Smith Wines are true to […]

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.

Wine Down with 7 Moons Red Blend!

Wine Down with 7 Moons Red Blend!

7 Moons is a fun new wine that celebrates the seven phases of the moon by combining seven grape varietals sourced from prime California vineyards. The 2015 7 Moons Red Blend is smooth, fruity, and easy to drink, with a moon phase label that evokes its “made for the moonlight” mantra, and is the perfect […]

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.

Pio Cesare Chinato & Vermouth!

Pio Cesare Chinato & Vermouth!

Pio Cesare, a well known and loved winery brand has been producing small quantities of Barolo Chinato and Vermouth since the beginning of history. In the 1950’s the brand stopped due to deeply changing tastes and palate preferences. Today however, that is no longer the case and we can welcome back these wonderful traditional Italian […]

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.

Famille Fabre Wines!

Famille Fabre Wines!

In the heart of Cathars country, in Languedoc, France sits Château De Luc. The Fabre family has owned the Château, among other properties since 1878, which they have preserved and restored. It’s vineyards are situated on Alaric soils, producing concentrated and very well balanced wines. At Château De Luc, you will find underground cellars, which […]

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.

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

When winemakers from all over the world come to town, I get very excited. It’s always a pleasure to taste their wines, hear their stories, and connect with them over a meal. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rodolfo Bastida, winemaker of Bodegas Ramón Bilbao. Rodolfo is charming and very passionate about the wines of […]

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.

National Chardonnay Day!

National Chardonnay Day!

May 25, 2017 is National Chardonnay Day! For all my Chardonnay wine lovers out there, this day is absolutely for you. Thanks to Notable Wines, this Thursday you can join the Chardonnation by sipping some of their 2015 and 2016 chardonnay expressions. The 2016 is fruity and crisp, with nice ripe notes of golden apples, […]

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.

Perfect Pairings for Mother’s Day!

Perfect Pairings for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! If you’re still seeking something special to do or give your mom, look no further. Tom Gore Vineyards and Farm Girl Flowers partnered together to create the ultimate wine and flower pairing for Mother’s Day. Let mom enjoy the day with a bottle of beautiful spring wine: Tom Gore Vineyards Sauvignon […]

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 Wines of British Columbia!

The Wines of British Columbia!

Have you had the chance to sip wines from British Columbia yet? For those of you who have, what did you think? For those of you who haven’t had the chance yet, now’s a great time of year to sip something diverse and different. The Wines of British Columbia deliver an extraordinary experience as unique […]

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 Gifts For Every Mom!

Great Gifts For Every Mom!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Whether your mom is a foodie, wine lover, book lover, or fashion forward, there’s a gift in this guide just for her! Give the mom or mother figure in your life something special that says “I love you, and all that you do”! Food & Wine Loving Mom Bendiware: […]

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.

Slow & Low Rock and Rye!

Slow & Low Rock and Rye!

Slow & Low Rock and Rye Whiskey recently released a high quality canned cocktail! I am a big fan of Slow & Low straight rye whiskey, so when I heard about their cocktail in a can, I knew I had to try it. Inside the cans contain a mixture of aged straight rye whiskey, raw honey […]

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.

HEAVENSAKE: French Flair Meets Japanese Tradition

HEAVENSAKE: French Flair Meets Japanese Tradition

HEAVENSAKE Sake combines French flair with Japanese tradition, utilizing Regis Camus’s unrivaled skills as a cellarmaster, as well as two leaders in sake brewing. The houses of Dassai (Junmai Daiginjo) and Urakasumi (Junmai Ginjo) were chosen to help realize the vision of HEAVENSAKE, and produce this incredible drink. First and foremost, what is sake? Sake is […]

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.