Old-World Style Cabernet in Napa Valley!

Old-World Style Cabernet in Napa Valley!

Hesperian Winery owned and operated by Philippe Langner is a winery founded by a lifelong fascination with plants and nature. The first vintage was 2004, and Philippe has been producing limited production, high end, old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley, California. I had the pleasure of meeting Philippe for lunch at The Dutch in […]

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 For The Rest of Summer and Early Fall!

Wines For The Rest of Summer and Early Fall!

Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean we have to switch to winter wines just yet! Keep buying the rosés, whites, and lighter reds because the sunny season is not over. Although I am not really a “seasonal drinker” I do consume more white wines and rosés in the warmer months because they’re refreshing […]

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.

An Extraordinary Vintage with Casillero del Diablo!

An Extraordinary Vintage with Casillero del Diablo!

Recently I had a very interesting opportunity to blind taste som Chilean wines from the winery Casillero del Diablo. Sommelier of Concho y Toro, Massimo Leonori was in town to showcase the 2018 wines, which are deemed an “Extraordinary Vintage.” Massimo is a Master of Senses, and he took us through a “challenge of senses,” where we […]

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.

National Cabernet Day!

National Cabernet Day!

August 30th is National Cabernet Day! It’s a day to appreciate the grape varietal and drink plenty of it! On the 30th I will be celebrating my enjoying some Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon, which represents 135 years of family winemaking. James Concannon began importing great quality Cabernet Sauvignon vines directly from Château Margaux in Bordeaux back in the day […]

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.

Summer Brunch Perfection with Mionetto Prosecco!

Summer Brunch Perfection with Mionetto Prosecco!

It was a warm sunny afternoon in NYC in the Meatpacking District, when I joined Mionetto Prosecco for a wonderful brunch at Santina! Mionetto is a well-known Prosecco that keeps to traditions while still being innovative and modern. It’s a wine that’s always in one of my holiday roundups because it’s approachable, elegant, and pleases […]

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.

Yes Way Rosé! Some “Summer Water” For Your Shopping List!

Yes Way Rosé! Some “Summer Water” For Your Shopping List!

Tis’ the season for rosé, also known as summer water! Rosé is perfect for this hot summer weather and I have some delicious rosés for you to try. These wines are perfect for beach days, pool hangs, and everything in between. In NYC it’s hard to find space to sit outside and have wine, 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.

Marshall Davis Wine!

Marshall Davis Wine!

Marshall Davis Wines were founded in 2011 by brothers Sean Davis, and Ryan and Matt Marshall. This small batch vineyard makes some pretty awesome wines and I had the pleasure recently of trying many of them! It was Easter when I tried the rosé this year, and I was blown away by the 100% Pinot […]

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 Love For Lodi Wines!

A Love For Lodi Wines!

I had the pleasure of visiting Lodi, California about four years ago, and ever since then, I have been head over heels for Lodi wines! In this wine growing area, you will find many grape farmers as well as winemakers who all get along well. It’s a friendly and fun place to visit with outstanding […]

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: Bridesmaid Dresses and Rosé Pairings!

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridesmaid Dresses and Rosé Pairings!

It is officially “Yes Way Rosé” season as well as wedding season! Even though weddings happen year round (just like rosé sipping) I find spring and summer are popular times for parties, rosé, and celebrating. Now, this type of article is new for me, however this year I am also a Maid of Honor 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.

Six Rosés To Sip This Spring!

Six Rosés To Sip This Spring!

Rosé season is here! Even if you sip it all year round, there’s nothing like drinking rosé in the warm weather; it almost feels essential! With the rosé market blowing up, it’s hard to pick just one rosé and choices can be tough to decipher in the store. Here’s a great list of six rosés […]

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.

Livermore Valley Wines!

Livermore Valley Wines!

This may sound silly since I have tasted hundreds of wines in my life, but until recently, I had not had the pleasure of tasting many wines from the Livermore Valley in California! This area is ideal for grape growing with warm sunny days, cool nights, and a breeze from the bay. The warm sunny […]

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.

Fleurs De Prairie Rosé

Fleurs De Prairie Rosé

I recently had the pleasure of tasting a delicious and beautiful rosé here in NYC at an event filled with flower crowns and charcuterie! Fleurs De Prairie is a rosé from Côtes de Provence and the name translates to “Wild Flowers” which is what you will find fields of in Provence. This wine celebrates 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.

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