How To Host A Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Guide

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Guide

With the arrival of fall, your friends are ready for a nice indoor party. You want a reason to gather everyone together that doesn’t involve costumes and jack-o-lanterns. How about hosting a wine tasting party? It’s the perfect party for several reasons. It’s an easy one to organize. You won’t have to spend days in 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.

Concejo Bodegas: Hotel, Winery, and Restaurant!

Concejo Bodegas: Hotel, Winery, and Restaurant!

Concejo Bodegas is a terrific winery I had the pleasure of visiting while on my June trip to Valladolid! After speaking to winemakers and tourism professionals at a Castle event, I met with the owner of Concejo for a delicious tour and lunch. Concejo Bodegas owns a Royal Inn, the CONCEJO HOSPEDERIA, which is located in a […]

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.

Old-World Style Cabernet in Napa Valley!

Old-World Style Cabernet in Napa Valley!

Hesperian Winery owned and operated by Philippe Langner is a winery founded by a lifelong fascination with plants and nature. The first vintage was 2004, and Philippe has been producing limited production, high end, old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley, California. I had the pleasure of meeting Philippe for lunch at The Dutch 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.

The Best Wine and Beer To Pair With Pizza!

The Best Wine and Beer To Pair With Pizza!

How many times do you find yourself asking, “What kinds of pizza specials near me tonight are good?” Everyone loves pizza, especially when it is served with your favorite beverage. Many people cannot have a slice without a soda to go with it. If you are over the age of 21, then you may enjoy […]

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 Best Flavored Vodkas!

Summer’s Best Flavored Vodkas!

With the rise of the “healthier alternative cocktail”, flavored vodkas are making a serious comeback. I know personally I have been consuming more flavors vodka-based cocktails than ever this summer, and it’s great! I used to not enjoy them because a lot was always so sweet, however with the rise in spiked seltzer’s and 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.

Warm Weather Wines $20 and Under!

Warm Weather Wines $20 and Under!

The warm weather is finally here (we hope). Even though some mornings feel a little chilly still, it’s nice to know that spring is here and summer is not far behind. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see I  have been tasting a lot recently to compile a fun list of my top warm […]

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.

Six Rosés To Sip This Spring!

Six Rosés To Sip This Spring!

Rosé season is here! Even if you sip it all year round, there’s nothing like drinking rosé in the warm weather; it almost feels essential! With the rosé market blowing up, it’s hard to pick just one rosé and choices can be tough to decipher in the store. Here’s a great list of six rosés […]

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.

Fleurs De Prairie Rosé

Fleurs De Prairie Rosé

I recently had the pleasure of tasting a delicious and beautiful rosé here in NYC at an event filled with flower crowns and charcuterie! Fleurs De Prairie is a rosé from Côtes de Provence and the name translates to “Wild Flowers” which is what you will find fields of in Provence. This wine celebrates 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.

Lede Family Wines of California!

Lede Family Wines of California!

Lede Family Wines showcases two wine brands: Cliff Lede Vineyards and FEL Wines. Cliff Lede is based in Napa Valley in the Stags Leap district, where as FEL Wines is located in Anderson Valley. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Remi Cohen, Chief Opperating Officer of Lede Family Wines. We enjoyed a selection […]

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.

Garnacha & Grenache: A Grape with Depth and Diversity!

Garnacha & Grenache: A Grape with Depth and Diversity!

Vinexpo was in NYC this year and for those in the wine and beverage trade that enjoy tasting wines from all over the world, meeting producers, and attending master classes, it’s an event not to miss. One of my favorite seminars was on the grape Garnacha, which is also known as Grenache in France. 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.

Sunday Wine Crawl Through Norwalk, CT!

Sunday Wine Crawl Through Norwalk, CT!

Living in New York has its perks when it comes to not having to drink and drive. I know I absolutely don’t miss driving since I moved to the big apple six years ago. What’s even better is that in NYC we have accessibility to visit close places like Norwalk, Connecticut because of Metro-North, 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.

Lunch in Paris, in NYC!

Lunch in Paris, in NYC!

Sick of bringing your lunch to work every day but also don’t want to overspend on “just ok” cuisine? Try having lunch in “Paris” while never leaving beautiful NYC! I recently visited Boucherie, in Union Square for a #LunchInParis where I enjoyed delicious Parisian dishes and some rosé. Boucherie has two locations, one in 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.

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