Languedoc Wines

Languedoc Wines

Have you heard of the Languedoc appellation in France? I bet there were some times you walked into a wine shop and knew you were in the French section of the store, but didn’t know exactly where in France your wine of choice was from. Today, May 27th is #LanguedocDay and for those seeking to learn 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.

Wines of Tejo, Portugal

Wines of Tejo, Portugal

Have you had the pleasure of sipping wines from Portugal? The region of Tejo is one that is emerging here in the U.S however it’s one of Portugal’s oldest wine regions! The wines from Tejo are experiencing a renaissance in that they are becoming increasingly popular and the regions producers are focusing on quality, style, […]

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 The Wines of Spain!

Sip The Wines of Spain!

Spanish wines are something you should be sipping on if you aren’t already doing so. Some of the best white varietals include: Albariño, Viura, Verdejo, Xarel-lo (Cava grape), while the best reds are: Tempranillo, Cariñena, Garnacha, and Mencía. In Spain, you can go to any restaurant or bar and simply order Tinto (red) or Blanco (white) […]

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.

Vermouth: A Versatile Fortified Wine

Vermouth: A Versatile Fortified Wine

Are you familiar with vermouth? Many people I meet don’t drink it, are unfamiliar with it, or simply don’t notice when it’s in a cocktail. Thats absolutely ok, but it’s time I taught you a thing or two about this fortified wine thats actually really good! What is a fortified wine? Well, it is 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.

Rockin’ German Rieslings!

Rockin’ German Rieslings!

German Rieslings Rock! Not that I am biased against all other rieslings, but Germany is where my wine career so this country holds a special place in my heart. German Rieslings are wildly misunderstood for the simple fact that:  1. If you don’t know how to read a German wine label and and don’t want […]

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.

Big Bordeaux’s, Small Prices!

Big Bordeaux’s, Small Prices!

Bordeaux is known for their wonderful wines at steep prices. Many think the more expensive the Bordeaux the better it is, however that is not the case in today’s wine loving society. As more and more wine lovers like yourself seek to explore new wine regions, wine making styles, and culture your palate more 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.

The Beauty of French Bubbles!

The Beauty of French Bubbles!

Champagne is the most well known style of wine in the sparkling wine category. Many although enjoy other sparkling wine types, champagne seems to be the one name everyone associates some bubbly with. The French as well as other countries make other styles of sparkling wine too, and its delicious! Bastille Day has passed, but […]

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.

French Rosés For Your Summer!

French Rosés For Your Summer!

Rosé season is all summer long (year round for rosé lovers), but for those looking to sip some this summer you have to try some of these French Rosés… like NOW! One of my favorite regions in France is the Rhone Valley, known for those juicy and tannic but spicy and delicious Grenache and Syrah (some 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.

All About The Sherry!

All About The Sherry!

Sherry is not just for our elders and dark bars, and is in fact making one heck of a come back with it’s popularity over the years. More and more want to try it, see the appeal, and see the wonderful foods this wine pairs with. Sherry has a unique taste and is made using […]

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.

Big Bordeaux’s with Unbeatable Prices!

Big Bordeaux’s with Unbeatable Prices!

Bordeaux has a great reputation in the wine world. This region in France is one of the most famous, expensive, quality driven, and well known regions to wine professionals, wine lovers, and even wine newcomers. When it comes to buying Bordeaux many assume the pricier the better, “because its bordeaux… duh”! Thats not to say […]

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.

Year Round Reds!

Year Round Reds!

Drinking red wine during these hot spring and summer months doesn’t seem to appeal to many, who assume red wines are too big, bold, and tannic for hot weather. Reds are great to sip year round and there are plenty for you to choose from. Here are my top picks for year round reds! Youngberg Hill: The Jordan […]

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.

Moët & Chandon with Dinner!

Moët & Chandon with Dinner!

Bubbles are a staple in my home, so when I was invited to dine with Elise Losfelt, Winemaker and Oenologist at Moët & Chandon, I was excited. Sparkling wines are my favorite usually with brunch, fried foods, and everyday life. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Moët & Chandon paired extremely well with foods from Seoul Chicken NYC. We started with […]

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.