Lucien Albrecht Wines!

Lucien Albrecht Wines!

One of the most distinguished and long-standing wine brands in Alsace, France is Lucien Albrecht. This winery produces wine styles such as Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Blanc, and a variety of white wines. These wines are very important to the region, and as one of the top producers, it’s important for 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.

Summer’s Perfect Aperitif!

Summer’s Perfect Aperitif!

Summer is here and when it’s not raining it’s nice to enjoy time outside! In New York whenever it’s a nice day out people flock to bars, parks, and rooftops to score some vitamin d and some drinks. Lillet is from Podensac, which is a small village south of Bordeaux. This is the birthplace 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.

Samuel Adams New England IPA

Samuel Adams New England IPA

Born in the nano-brewery in Boston, MA, the Sam Adams New England IPA is a bold and smooth beer that’s medium bodied and full of citrus. The slight sweetness in this IPA is perfectly balanced by the pineapple notes and grapefruit hop character. I love hops but I know for some it can be too bitter […]

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.

Do A Day Trip to Brooklyn!

Do A Day Trip to Brooklyn!

Living and working in Manhattan leaves me little time to explore the outer boroughs of New York because there’s still so much to see and do in the city.  After living here five years now, I have come to the realization that it’s just my excuse and that I needed to get out and explore more; […]

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.

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Returns For 90th Oscars®!

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Returns For 90th Oscars®!

The Oscars return on March 4th and Champagne Piper-Heidsieck will be served during the event! This is an exciting year again for both the Oscars nominees as well as Piper-Heidsieck because of what a star-studded event it is. The bottle this year is an Art-Deco Inspired Limited Edition Magnum that commemorates the “Golden Age of Hollywood”.  “We are particularly proud […]

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.

How Technology is Slowly Changing the Restaurant Experience

How Technology is Slowly Changing the Restaurant Experience

The advancements in technology have changed how we interact with different pastimes. The same significant developments have been advancing the dining experience in restaurants. A quick examination of our habits would suggest that we now engage with technology before we step out our homes for certain dining experiences. According to Statistic Brain, 57 percent 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.

Holiday Wine Guide!

Holiday Wine Guide!

Fall approached fast, after what seemed to be a never-ending summer. I know many enjoy as much summer as possible, but in the fall and winter is when I thrive. I absolutely love the chill in the air, it’s energizing by day, and also makes you want to curl up with a great glass of wine […]

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.

Brooklyn Crush Is Coming!

Brooklyn Crush Is Coming!

Have you been to Brooklyn Crush? If not, then you’ll have your chance on November 11th, to attend an afternoon or evening session of this fantastic event. Every year Brooklyn Crush draws in food, wine, and spirits lovers alike to taste, talk, and explore unique and diverse brands in the food and beverage space. This […]

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.

Hallow-Wines, Spirits, and Cocktail Guide!!

Hallow-Wines, Spirits, and Cocktail Guide!!

Halloween is quickly approaching and although the chill in the air doesn’t seem to be creeping up anytime soon, it still does not mean we can’t celebrate halloween the right way! What’s the right way? Celebrating with some deep reds, scary movies, spirits, and spooktacular cocktails! Hallow-Wines & Spirits Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend 2014- This […]

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 Vodka Day Cocktails!

National Vodka Day Cocktails!

Wednesday October 4th is National Vodka Day! If you’re seeking some cool, refreshing, and fun vodka cocktails for this fun day, then you’ve come to the right blog. Below are some great vodka cocktails that will have you celebrating National Vodka Day the right way! American Harvest Grapefruit Greyhound- by Sara Lehman, Sommelier & Lifestyle […]

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: Ruffles Chips & Sips

Dare to Pair: Ruffles Chips & Sips

Do you dare to pair your chips and sips? I recently went to a delicious event with Ruffles Chips where they paired chips with beer. In the Garden Room at The Standard beer writers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals gathered to enjoy a very fun and playful pairing. Chips and sips lined up six beers 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.

Davidoff’s Winston Churchill, The Late Hour

Davidoff’s Winston Churchill, The Late Hour

I had the pleasure of visiting Davidoff Cigars on Madison Avenue a few weeks ago, where I was able to smoke a Winston Churchill, The Late Hour Cigar. It’s a strong, smooth, and bold cigar that’s tobacco leaves have been aged in Scotch single malt whiskey casks for six months. This creates intensity, depth, 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.

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