A Deep Dive Into Sake, with Hakkaisan!

A Deep Dive Into Sake, with Hakkaisan!

I recently attended a deep dive into sake with an incredible sake brand! Hakkaisan was founded in 1922 and is situated at the foot of Mt. Hakkaissan, which means “eight peaks”. The mountain actually has eight peaks and is very famous in Niigata, Japan, where the deep winters create snowfalls reaching over 10 feet! 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.

CANTEEN Vodka Sodas!

CANTEEN Vodka Sodas!

I had the pleasure recently of tasting a new spiked seltzer! As you fans may know, there are over a dozen different spiked vodka soda’s on the market, and it can be a bit daunting to choose one, am I right? Let’s face it, they’re all lower in calorie, and taste like spiked seltzer… which […]

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.

Taste The California Coast with In Good Taste Wines!

Taste The California Coast with In Good Taste Wines!

Imagine getting to taste the California Coast for $65! Well, if you would like to from the comfort of your own home, you can, with In Good Taste Wines! This company is perfect for those who can’t travel but want to taste a range of wines from some of the top areas including Napa Valley […]

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.

Father’s Day Wine & Whiskey Guide!

Father’s Day Wine & Whiskey Guide!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, just in time for stores to open in Phase 2 as well. If you want to get dad a gift he probably really needs, go to the liquor store (they’re essential)! Here I have a short and sweet list of great wines as well as whiskey’s dad will love for […]

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.

Casas De Hualdo, An Outstanding Olive Oil From Toledo, Spain!

Casas De Hualdo, An Outstanding Olive Oil From Toledo, Spain!

I had the pleasure of visiting Toledo, Spain for the first time in June 2019. It was an amazing trip, and was for pure pleasure…and some wine work, of course! We spent our days eating and drinking, and one of my favorite things to enjoy was the olive oils. Many people know Italy for olive […]

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.

Mother’s Day Wine Guide!

Mother’s Day Wine Guide!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Although many of us can’t be with our mother’s physically this year due to the current times, there’s still time to send her a bottle of wine, since most likely, having children is the reason she drinks! I have compiled a list from sparkling to white, and 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.

Spring Wines To Stay In With, That Aren’t Sparkling!

Spring Wines To Stay In With, That Aren’t Sparkling!

We finally have spring here in NYC, what about you? Although we can’t enjoy spring to it’s fullest just yet, I’m grateful at least we do have one. For those of you staying safe in your homes and only venturing out for necessary items, I wanted to give you a few more to add to […]

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.

Winebars, A New Great Way To Store Wine!

Winebars, A New Great Way To Store Wine!

As a Sommelier and wine writer living in a New York apartment, I am always finding new ways to store my wine. I have a nice wine cellar with plenty of racks, but when friends come over I like to have my wine out on the table, and like it to also look nice. Recently, […]

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.

Tussock Jumper Wines: One Label With Wines From Around The World!

Tussock Jumper Wines: One Label With Wines From Around The World!

  Tussock Jumper is a premium wine brand I was recently introduced to. Created with passion from wine specialists, from eleven different countries, these wines range from sparkling to white, red and even rosé! “Our aim is to bring together the world’s very best wines under a single, distinctive, quality mark: the woolly red sweater […]

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.

Winter Wine Guide: What To Drink And Pair!

Winter Wine Guide: What To Drink And Pair!

Sometimes I get stuck “seasonally sipping” and tend to always choose reds in the winter. Partly because of my boyfriend, who enjoys red wine more than anything else, and partly because I too enjoy red wine. I don’t want to just be a seasonal drinker though, so you’ll always find a bottle of bubbly in […]

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 This NYE With These Top Bubbly Picks!

Sparkle This NYE With These Top Bubbly Picks!

New Year’s Eve is a wonderful evening to celebrate! Whether you’re out at a party, a hip restaurant, or taking it easy indoors in your pajamas, NYE is always a great excuse to pop some bubbly and celebrate a new year. Sparkling wine makes the evening even that much more festive, and for good reason. […]

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.

Perfect Picks For Holiday Party Gifting!

Perfect Picks For Holiday Party Gifting!

  When it comes to holiday party gifting it can be difficult to find the perfect pairing for the host or hostess. Whether it’s a work party, friends gathering, or social engagement, showing up empty handed around the holiday season sometimes isn’t an option. Here is a fun gift idea list full of great finds […]

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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