Carbonate Your Wine With Soda Plus!

Carbonate Your Wine With Soda Plus!

This company had my heart at “Carbonate your wine”! If you want to carbonate anything, and we mean any liquid thing, then you need a Soda Plus in your life. Imagine, you buy a bottle of wine and you don’t love it, but you don’t necessarily hate it.  You can use it in a sauce, […]

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.

Naked Winery Wines To Seduce Your Sweetie!

Naked Winery Wines To Seduce Your Sweetie!

Climax, Tease, Dominatrix, Cougar, all these words intrigue considering its a wine site don’t they? It’s time to make this cold Valentines Day Hot! Hot! Hot! The holiday of love is right around the corner and its time to figure out what to get that significant other of yours. Romantic dinners and wine are certainly […]

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.

Chef Billy Kooper of Route 66 Smokehouse!

I had the pleasure of cooking, chatting, and tasting with Chef Billy Kooper of Route 66 Smokehouse! This spot has some of the best BBQ, whiskey, and  cocktail options in NYC. Between the mouthwatering menu and the excellent service, this spot should be at the top of your dining destination list!          I would say […]

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.

Merchants Cigar Bar

On the East Side is a hot cigar spot where the Whiskey’s good and the Jazz is hot! Merchant’s Cigar Bar and Fine Tobacco NYC teamed up with Hoja de Flores and Glenfiddich to throw the ultimate cigar event.      Hoja de Flores Black Label is a fine cigar with a lot of body 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.

Badass Bellini’s & Bantams For Your Brunch!

Badass Bellini’s & Bantams For Your Brunch!

Planning a weekend brunch with the girls? In this cold winter weather its fun to stay in sometimes, cook up a great brunch, order in, and have some Badass Bellini’s! What makes Bellini’s badass? Well, it’s using nice sparkling wine, and the not so norm peach or pear juice to make this fun cocktail. As […]

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.

Eat, Drink, & Bloody Mary February 8th!

Eat, Drink, & Bloody Mary February 8th!

Saturday, February 8th 2014 will be the 3rd annual Eat, Drink, & Bloody Mary held at L’Apicio, an Italian-inspired restaurant from Executive Chef Gabe Thompson and Beverage Director Joe Campanale. This hot spot brings modern Italian food to the East Village. Here guests will get to taste fabulous Bloody Mary’s made by  The Wren, Batch 22, Rogue […]

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.

A Spirited Valentines Day Gift For Him!

    The holidays almost seemed over after the New Year right? You finally pay off your bills, you pack away the decorations, and now another gift giving day comes into play. For most of you, figuring out what to get your man for any holiday is a bit of a struggle, and now we 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.

East Side Eats: Prune NYC!

East Side Eats: Prune NYC!

The lower east side in Manhattan is a very hot spot to hang. The restaurants are great, the atmosphere is slightly less crowded, and at most bars you don’t have to wait more than five minutes for a drink on a weekend night. If you’re looking to have a nice dinner out, with incredible food, […]

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.

Owl’s Brew Cocktails For Your Golden Globes Party!

Owl’s Brew Cocktails For Your Golden Globes Party!

Owl’s Brew is pure tea that you can mix into cocktails! It is one of my favorite cocktail mix-ins and should be a staple during your Golden Globe viewing party! Here are some great recipes to liven up your January 12th.   A Wolf’s Manhattan (Inspired by Wolf of Wall Street)   -1 Part Owl’s Brew […]

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.

Rextox Your January at Olives Union Square!

Rextox Your January at Olives Union Square!

The W Hotel Union Square is still featuring the Detox to Retox menu and it is delicious! Since it’s the weekend, it’s the perfect time to plan to “Retox” yourself for a big week ahead. As January comes to the middle point soon, you must make it a point to try this menu before January […]

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.

Crown Maple Flautas!

Crown Maple Flautas!

Flautas can be filled, stuffed, and accompanied by many things. Pairing them with wine and cocktails is another story and certainly one I want to share with you. Crown Maple Syrup, a delectable treat that is more than just the perfect pancake or French toast topper. You can see a great dessert using Crown Maple […]

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 Smoker Social Is Coming Up!

The Smoker Social Is Coming Up!

Cigar smoker? In NYC and many states it’s hard to find a place to socially smoke cigars. We all know what cigars are, many of us love them (this somm certainly does), but where can we find a group of people and a venue that lets us smoke?     Look no further than The Smoker […]

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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