Debunking Sake Myths with Joto!

Debunking Sake Myths with Joto!

How much do you know about Sake? I know that I enjoy drinking it, as well as learning about it! I first dove into sake while working at Hakkasan as a Sommelier, where we served a lot of sake. It was interesting to learn about because, like wine, sake has aromas, flavors, and body. 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.

Sip Into Spring With Seagrams Vodka Flavors!

Sip Into Spring With Seagrams Vodka Flavors!

Seagrams Vodka is a trusted name in the American vodka industry. It’s produced using high-quality American grain which when 5x distilled, gives it a smooth and clean taste. As we know, the vodka market is saturated with flavors. From cupcakes, chocolate, and whipped cream, to mango, melon, and even sriracha, it’s just so overwhelming. 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.

St. Paddy’s Day Pairings!

St. Paddy’s Day Pairings!

St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday, March 17th. This is a fun day for me not only because of my Irish heritage but because there’s nothing I love more than corned beef and Irish whiskey! This year my whiskey choices were a bit different when pairing my corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. I spiced things […]

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.

Sip On This: Great Spirited Gifts!

Sip On This: Great Spirited Gifts!

Winter is here! If you are like me, you’re probably still finishing up your holiday shopping and are looking for those last minute items. Spirits are a great gift to give this time of year because not only does the right bottle look great on a home bar, but you can find many unique spirits […]

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.

Amarula Cream Liqueur

Amarula Cream Liqueur

Let’s help to end poaching of the African Elephant!! South African cream liqueur, Amarula, is in the fight to end poaching of one the world’s most beloved species: the African elephant. While poaching occurs in Africa, it is very much a global issue and is not one to take lightly. Amarula Cream Liqueur recently launched 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.

Allaire Privée Tequila

Allaire Privée Tequila

Today we celebrate National Tequila Day! For those of you looking for something one of a kind and alluring to sip, Allaire Privée Tequila is a stylish, high quality crafted tequila that is as beautiful as the bottle it comes in.  This premium tequila is made with 100% select blue weber agave that is slowly cooked 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.

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Bulleit, Master Distiller and owner of Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Together we tasted through some incredible Bulleit cocktails as well as the whiskeys neat. The tasting was led by Tom as well as the National Brand Ambassador Ewan Morgan. The pair of them have incredible chemistry when discussing 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.

Maker’s Mark 46

Maker’s Mark 46

Makers Mark is a well known bourbon brand from Kentucky. Fans have asked Bill Samuels Jr. over the years, if he was going to introduce something new to the line. After some thought, Bill and former Master Distiller Kevin Smith decided to create Makers 46, with the consulting help of Brad Boswell. With some trial […]

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.

Cedar Ridge Distillery!

Cedar Ridge Distillery!

Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery is located right in the Corn Belt in Swisher, Iowa. I had the pleasure recently of tasting some of their whiskey’s and fell head over heels for these craft brown spirits. Cedar Ridge as you will notice in the first line of this blog post, is also a winery. For those […]

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.

Caorunn: A Unique Scottish Gin!

Caorunn: A Unique Scottish Gin!

June 10th is the world celebration of all things gin! On this day, if you’re seeking to break away from your normal gin routine, and want to try something different, try Caorunn. This is from Scotland and is crafted in the Speyside region of the Highlands. It’s very different, smooth, and excellent on it’s own over 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.

Martell Launches Martell VS Single Distillery Cognac!

Martell Launches Martell VS Single Distillery Cognac!

The historic House of Martell, that has 300 years of Cognac history, has announced the launch of Martell VS Single Distillery. This cognac is a richer style from a sole distillation source. Martell is one of the oldest of the great Cognac houses. Years of passion and precision have been passed down through the Martell family. 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.

St. Patricks Day Pairings with The Irishman Whiskey

St. Patricks Day Pairings with The Irishman Whiskey

St. Patricks Day is tomorrow! March 17th is always a delicious day for me due to my Irish roots and extreme love of corned beef. Normally I would pair my corned beef with some Guinness Beer (no, not green beer… not since college), however this year I decided on pairing my St. Patty’s day feast […]

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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