Bulleit Frontier Whiskey & The Big Apple Film Fest!

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey & The Big Apple Film Fest!

The Big Apple Film Festival took place in NYC and was an absolute must attend for any film junkie, critic, and writer. I happen to have a love affair with Bourbon, whiskey, and or scotches, so Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, being an incredible sponsor, is what drew me in to this event! Opening night, guests were graced […]

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.

Meet Chef Joe Macchia! Only at Biblio, Brooklyn!

Meet Chef Joe Macchia! Only at Biblio, Brooklyn!

    Biblio, a library inspired restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a hot spot for seasonally inspired dishes, butchering at its best, and of course top notch selections of Whiskey’s and Craft Beers! Chef Joe Macchia, the executive chef and owner is creative, clever, and a whiz when it comes to winning this somms heart with […]

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.

Sparkle with this South African Blanc De Blanc!

Sparkle with this South African Blanc De Blanc!

It’s that day of the week again where its time to treat yourself to making it past Monday. For those of you in the restaurant, retail, and hospitality business, you probably don’t know the feeling of having weekends off ever, but that doesn’t mean that you still cant unleash a great wine today or tonight. […]

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.

Hemant Pathak, An Artist Of The Craft Cocktail

Hemant Pathak, An Artist Of The Craft Cocktail

  Junoon, a Michelin Star restaurant that takes Indian cuisine to a whole new level, has an amazing Mixologist who I was fortunate enough to be able to sit and chat with. Hemant Pathak, is a charming man, full of life, excitement, and passion is the Mixologist at Junoon. His passion is sprits and cocktails, […]

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.

Wines You’ll Be “Thankful” For This Holiday Season!

Wines You’ll Be “Thankful” For This Holiday Season!

Whether your entertaining at home, or a house guest somewhere else, a nice wine for the holidays is a must have at any table. If you have a “hostess with the most-est” that you need to gift, what do you bring over? Nothing beats a nice wine and says, “Thank you for sharing this holiday […]

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.

Spinning Plates; A Compelling Documentary

Spinning Plates; A Compelling Documentary

A family struggling to make ends meet and dealing with foreclosure, a young chef, at the top of his career, suddenly comes down with tongue cancer, and a German family, who has held this little town together for years, has to suffer two restaurant burn downs; this is Spinning Plates. A compelling, raw, and intriguing […]

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.

Falling For Plan B’s Fall Menu!

Falling For Plan B’s Fall Menu!

The fall menu is on at Plan B Tapas, and we all know what that means right? Yes, Chef Jhonathan has managed to create yet another spectacular menu that not only pairs with more cocktails and wines, but it is one you will not be able to stop dreaming about. The dishes are incredible, from […]

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.

NYC Champagne Week Roundup!

NYC Champagne Week Roundup!

Who doesn’t love Champagne? If you don’t, then I have to say, you probably don’t drink enough wine, and that you certainly need this site in your life!      NYC Champagne Week is right around the corner and you need your tickets as soon as possible. This fun bubble filled week will be celebrated all […]

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.

Wonderful Weeknight Wine Pairing!

It’s no surprise that when you get home from a long day at work, you want nothing more than a nice meal. For a wine lover and a foodie, there’s nothing like coming home, opening a great bottle of wine, and making yourself an awesome dinner, especially on these fun fall nights.    In 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.

Pickle Backs Remixed!

Pickle Backs Remixed!

Black Tree, on the Lower East Side has taken the trending Pickle Back to new heights! This Orchard Street neighborhood bar is uniquely one of a kind with their locally sourced ingredients, pickling methods, and always changing menu selection. Now, because this site likes to feature daring pairings, Cocktail Craze accepted the challenge and figured […]

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.

Insanely Amazing Ice Wines!

Insanely Amazing Ice Wines!

For those of you who enjoy a great Ice Wine now and again, this post is certainly for you! Ice wines most people think of as dessert wines or romantic wines, but did you know that there are so many more uses for ice wines and that they actually do pair with more than just […]

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.

Melissa Tavss of Tipsy Scoop!

Melissa Tavss of Tipsy Scoop!

I first discovered Tipsy Scoop while at a tasting with Angostura and The Collective PR. Here is where I tasted the most incredible Angostura Rum and Coffee Ice Cream. Realizing that Tipsy Scoop was a dream come true with my Somm and Pastry background, I had to discover more about this wonderful brand.      Melissa […]

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.

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