Holiday Wine Guide 2020!

Holiday Wine Guide 2020!

The holiday season is upon us! After Thanksgiving begins a season full of cheer, music, and hope. Although this year has been weird for most, I think that no matter what, the holiday season can always bring some sort of cheer, light, and reflection to our lives for the better. I love reflecting this time […]

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 Up This Winter With These Italian Wines!

Warm Up This Winter With These Italian Wines!

Italy is a big part of my wine cellar! From Veneto to Tuscany, to Campania and Sicily, I absolutely love them all. I have some wines from some pretty obscure unknown but beautiful regions in Italy too! Italian wines are special to me since I have family in Italy as well as have visited several […]

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.

Celebrate The Season with Loire Valley Wines!

Celebrate The Season with Loire Valley Wines!

With fall in full swing, it’s time to introduce you to some wonderful wines to celebrate with this holiday season. I love wines from the Loire Valley, especially Cabernet Franc because they are down to earth, earthy, and affordable. Thanks to Loire Valley Wines I was able to taste some delicious Cabernet Franc wines from […]

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.

Thanksgiving Wine Guide 2020!

Thanksgiving Wine Guide 2020!

Although it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s nice to think also, we are in the holiday season. If you have the fortune to be able to see your friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving, you’re lucky! I spend every Thanksgiving with my mom and have been able to visit with her during […]

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.

Great Fall Finds: Ideal For Sipping, Gifting, and Eating!

Great Fall Finds: Ideal For Sipping, Gifting, and Eating!

The pandemic certainly isn’t over, but I have noticed more people gathering and enjoying time together again! Birthday’s are being safely celebrated (for the most part), trips are being taken, small weddings are happening, and the world is starting to feel somewhat normal. I have been to plenty of parties, showers, and outdoor socially distanced […]

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.

Alsatian Wines You’ll Fall For!

Alsatian Wines You’ll Fall For!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the crisp cooler weather, the leaves changing, fall flavors, and wines that pair! I spent a lot of the warmer months of this year drinking domestic wines, especially due to all of the virtual tastings. When thinking about my fall menus, Alsace always comes […]

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.

Fall Wines Under $50: Your Go-To Guide!

Fall Wines Under $50: Your Go-To Guide!

One of the three annual Fall Wine Guides is finally here! Things have been so busy now that we’re back to hosting events at One Sixty Madison, as well as my virtual wine and cocktail classes are taking off! I apologize for not getting this up sooner, and promise there will be plenty more because […]

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.

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.

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridal Party Proposal Brunch!

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridal Party Proposal Brunch!

This Sommelier is busy planning the wedding, however, luckily I have managed to book a venue, church, and photographer! After this, it was time to surprise all my bridesmaids and matron of honor with a fun proposal brunch. Due to COVID, we had to move it from march to august, but it worked out well […]

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.

Wines of Portugal Online Academy!

Wines of Portugal Online Academy!

The Wines of Portugal are some of the best in the world, at least in my opinion! This country produces incredible whites, reds, sparkling wines, and even rosé, on top of their ever famous fortified wines such as Port. There is so much to offer in Portugal, and for those who haven’t been there, you […]

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.

Somm In The Bridal Suite: The Engagement!

Somm In The Bridal Suite: The Engagement!

It has happened! I am constantly making recommendations for wine and cocktails for brides and grooms for their special parties and weddings. I have always loved weddings, ever since starting my career as a Pastry Chef, and working weddings. The time has finally arrived, and now I am the bride! My fiancé Danny surprised me […]

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.

Rosé From Beaujolais!

Rosé From Beaujolais!

Have you tasted rosé from Beaujolais yet? I know when I think of this French wine region, I instantly think of Beaujolais Nouveau and some amazing Cru wines I have tasted, that are red. Thanks to some friends over at Sopexa, I had the opportunity of tasting some beautiful rosés from this region! Rosé I […]

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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