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.

Get Ready To BBQ With These Great Wines!

Get Ready To BBQ With These Great Wines!

As things ease up and open again, many people who are in good health are getting together more and more. One thing this pandemic has taught us is that relationships are everything, and spending time with the ones you love is very important. I know I have been escaping to New Jersey to visit my […]

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.

Yealand’s Wines: The Taste of New Zealand!

Yealand’s Wines: The Taste of New Zealand!

When you think of New Zealand, what wines come to mind? Many would say, Sauvignon Blanc, which is a crisp and refreshing white wine that’s perfect for summer! When I think of NZ of course that wine always comes to mind, however, there is so much more to this beautiful country when it comes 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.

Château Minuty: Beauty And Freshness From Saint-Tropez!

Château Minuty: Beauty And Freshness From Saint-Tropez!

Hello Spring! Even though we are quarantined to our homes, it’s still ok to think about celebrating spring and all that it has to offer. This is the perfect time of year to clean, find a new hobby, go for more walks outdoors, and be out in nature (just six feet apart from others). 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.

30 + Years Of Wine with Viña Los Vascos!

30 + Years Of Wine with Viña Los Vascos!

Viña Los Vascos is one of my favorite Chilean wineries. The wines are perfectly priced and the quality is always great. They have been around for over thirty years, producing unforgettable wines and discovering new ways to connect with the land. I have had these wines at many of my events, and they’re always a hit! […]

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.

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