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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

“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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Bolognese & Brooklyn Rosé

Bolognese & Brooklyn Rosé

With gloomy weather like we have been having here this week, nothing is more satisfying than comfort food and a crisp rosé. This week for rosé friday I bring you Farro Linguini Bolognese paired with Brooklyn Winery Dry Rosé. I recently tried and fell in love with Monograno Felicetti Pastas. From Farro linguini to Kamut and […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! This holiday is mainly observed in Puebla, Mexico, however in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. “Chicano activists raised awareness of the holiday in the 1960s, in part because they identified with the victory of indigenous […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

St. Patricks Day Wine Pairings!

St. Patricks Day Wine Pairings!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I’m bringing you some great food and wine pairings! The popular dishes that are certainly more Americanized today like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, Boiled Potatoes surprisingly pair with more than pints of Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey shots. This year ditch the liters […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

A Steakhouse Style Meal with Kimmel Wines

A Steakhouse Style Meal with Kimmel Wines

It’s winter and we all want some comfort food, right? Well, my idea of comfort food while trying to maintain my “holiday healthy bod” is somewhat steakhouse style fare. I decided to make my meal very meat and vegetable driven keeping in one main carbohydrate; mashed potatoes. I recently sipped Kimmel Wines, the Four Blocks […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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