A Perfect Oyster Pairing: William Fèvre Chablis

A Perfect Oyster Pairing: William Fèvre Chablis

Happy National Oyster Day! Oysters are a summer staple and one of my favorites when enjoying the warm weather. There’s nothing better than a briny, salty, meaty oyster paired with a crisp and refreshing glass of Chablis. I recently received a delicious shipment from Taylor Shellfish Farms of Kumamoto and Shigoku Oysters with a bottle […]

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.

Beer Pretzels with Truffle Cheese

Beer Pretzels with Truffle Cheese

Im totally obsessed with anything truffle and recently fell in love with a truffle brand that sells some incredible truffle oils, salts, and so much more. Sabatino Truffles  inspired me to make some delicious Beer Pretzels with Truffle Cheese! I love making beer pretzels because they’re incredibly easy to make and such a favorite of my […]

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.

Get Your Grilled Cheese On, It’s National Grilled Cheese Day!

Get Your Grilled Cheese On, It’s National Grilled Cheese Day!

Wednesday, April 12th marks National Grilled Cheese Day, and on behalf of Michael and Charlie Kalish, The Cheese Twins, here are two amazing grilled cheese ideas to keep you going tomorrow. This delicious day totally needs some wine pairings, so thanks to these two “hunkalicious cheese experts” the recipes for these delectable pairings are below, paired 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.

Biscotti & Beer Pairings!

Biscotti & Beer Pairings!

This time of year is perfect for pairing biscotti with wine and beer. This cookie is typically enjoyed at the end of a meal with coffee, espresso, or cappuccino. In partnership with Nonni’s Biscotti, this blog is bringing you some bold beer and biscotti pairings! Many know and enjoy Nonni’s Biscotti, which is widely distributed […]

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.

Dry Rub Ribs & Shandy Pairings!

Dry Rub Ribs & Shandy Pairings!

“Fall in love” with these fall inspired dry rub Moroccan style Pork Ribs with a side of President Sea Salt Butter mashed Sweet Potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms. Paired with this delicious dinner were two of the new Traveler Beer Company Shandy’s in Blood Orange and Pumpkin flavors! Traveler Beer Co. recently launched a Pumpkin and Blood […]

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.

Riesling & Asian Food Pairings!

Riesling & Asian Food Pairings!

Riesling is one of the most under appreciated and yet loved grape varietals. People who know it, love it, and other’s assume it’s all sweet. While some rieslings can be sweet, there are plenty out there that are half-dry and dry as well. This grape is one of the most diverse of all the noble grapes […]

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.

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Do you want a healthy meal that is simple, and delicious but also will re-heat well? Whenever I have the chance, I try to eat as clean as possible; mainly due to my frequent restaurant dining and alcoholic beverage consumption. I, like many people also have an addiction to cheese and was happy to see that […]

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.

Bordeaux and BBQ Pairings!

Bordeaux and BBQ Pairings!

Summer red drinkers, this pairing post is for you. I recently had the pleasure of trying the 2012 Les Cadrans de Lassègue from Château Lassègue ($35) made with a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and it was one brilliant Bordeaux! Wine from this region is certainly making it’s way back […]

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.

“Crave-able” Charcuterie!

“Crave-able” Charcuterie!

Charcuterie is a delicious branch of cooking dedicated to prepared meat products such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pâtés, and confit. Les Trois Petits Cochons (Three Little Pigs) is a company thats handcrafting charcuterie for in home dining and entertaining. From Sliced Jambon Sec to Smoked Duck Breast and Duck Leg Confit, the options are endless 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.

Plan a Bubbly Brunch!

Plan a Bubbly Brunch!

Weekends should be spent (if you’re lucky enough to have off from work) drinking bubbles and enjoying brunch! Bouvet-Ladubay: Excellence Brut Rosé is one of my favorite brunch wines because it pairs beautifully with so many sweet and savory foods. From poached eggs to Belgian waffles, candied bacon, and croque madame… the pairing possibilities are simply endless! […]

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.

Daring Pairings: Korean BBQ & Chilean Wine!

Daring Pairings: Korean BBQ & Chilean Wine!

Korean BBQ and Chilean wine sounds like a crazy combination of flavors, aromas, and textures, right? Imagine that in one hand you have mild to spicy (depending how you like it) cuisine, and in the other hand you have a glass of Carménère that has striking green bell pepper, peppercorn, sour cherry, and tobacco notes. I know, […]

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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