National Chardonnay Day!

National Chardonnay Day!

May 25, 2017 is National Chardonnay Day! For all my Chardonnay wine lovers out there, this day is absolutely for you. Thanks to Notable Wines, this Thursday you can join the Chardonnation by sipping some of their 2015 and 2016 chardonnay expressions. The 2016 is fruity and crisp, with nice ripe notes of golden apples, […]

Sara Lehman

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NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Chablis: A Crisp and Mouthwatering White Wine!

Chablis: A Crisp and Mouthwatering White Wine!

Imagine an Escape Room style experience while sipping Chablis! That’s exactly what The Chablis Commission hosted for a bunch of wine writers and bloggers; at Ai Fiore in Midtown. First and foremost, what is Chablis? For those of you who are new to wine or simply don’t drink enough French wine, here’s some info. Chablis […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Graffigna Winery, Argentina!

Graffigna Winery, Argentina!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ignacio Lopez of Graffigna Wines. This winery is located in San Juan, Argentina, which is a dynamic and beautiful region producing some stunning wines. Graffigna has over 145 years of winemaking tradition, and when you taste these wines, you certainly get a taste of passion as well as innovation […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Celebrate Earth Day with Natura Wines!

Celebrate Earth Day with Natura Wines!

It’s Earth Day! This day could not have come on a better day because its the weekend, so let’s toast to nature with organic wines! Natura wines are organic and tout natural compounds in place of chemicals that encourage sustainable sipping. This Earth Day, why not enjoy some of these wines outside with a picnic?  When I […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Top Wines for Easter Weekend!

Top Wines for Easter Weekend!

Easter Sunday is right around the corner. For those of you celebrating the holiday, it’s time to start thinking about what wines you’re going to sip. Easter is a big holiday in my house. Every year my mother and I wake up early, go to Easter Sunday Mass, and then head home where I proceed to […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Erasmo Organic Wines from Chile!

Erasmo Organic Wines from Chile!

Count Cinzano is best known as the owner of Montalcino’s Col d’Orcia estate, which is the largest certified organic wine producer in Tuscany. His passion and true love of crafting incredible wines brought him to recognize Chile’s immense potential and, in 1995, he decided to bring his expertise and winemaking philosophy to the Maule Valley. […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

DOC Douro, Portugal: Quinta dos Murças!

DOC Douro, Portugal: Quinta dos Murças!

I was recently attending a dinner with Winemaker Jose Luis Moreira da Silva of Quinta dos Murças Wines. The DOC of Douro in Portugal is absolutely gorgeous and it’s a dream of mine to actually visit. Until then, it’s always wonderful when winemakers come to town and allow me to taste their amazing wines with them.  Jose […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Valentines Day Reds!

Valentines Day Reds!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and whether you’re planning a romantic dinner with your sweetie, and need some wine to pair… or simply want to give the gift of some incredible vino to the one you love, you’ve come to the right wine list! Wine can be a romantic gift to give for valentine’s day, […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Sauternes For Your Sweetheart!

Sauternes For Your Sweetheart!

Don’t be afraid to break out the sweeter wines this winter! Dessert wines make wonderful cheese, meat, and dessert pairings and are a great gift. This Valentines Day, do something different and plan a romantic night in, while you pair your sweetheart with one of these sensational sweet Sauternes! What is a Sauternes?– These sweet wines […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

NYE DIY Bubbly Bar & Bites!

NYE DIY Bubbly Bar & Bites!

It’s almost time to scream, “Happy New Year”! If you’re staying in to host the party and don’t want to be the bartender all night long, here’s a great way to be the host/hostess with the most entertaining freedom! This year ditch the beer buckets and dip station and create your own DIY Bubbly Bar and […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Carmenere: A Major Chilean Grape Varietal!

Carmenere: A Major Chilean Grape Varietal!

Carmenere! Usually when I suggest this grape to my red wine loving customers who visit the NYC wine stores I am a Sommelier at, I tend to get some pretty confused looks. This grape is a wonderful but not so well-known variety, that was originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It produces deep red […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Holiday Season Sparklers!

Holiday Season Sparklers!

It’s time to pop the bubbly! The holiday season calls for some delicious holiday sparklers, and if you enjoy Champagne taste, but may be on a budget, have no fear. There are still a ton of sparkling wine options for you to choose from. From dry to sweet and everything in between, you are destined to […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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