Six Reds To Sip This Holiday Season!

Six Reds To Sip This Holiday Season!

It’s red wine season! If you’re like me, you tend to gravitate towards red wine this time of year. Nothing is more comforting than coming home after work and opening a nice red wine, curled up under a blanket, with your favorite show on. Whether you’re seeking some new red wines to try with your […]

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.

Donnachiara Winery!

Donnachiara Winery!

I had the pleasure of having lunch in October with Ilaria Petitto of Donnachiara Winery. It’s located in Montefalcione, where the heart of three Irpinian DOCG wines are produced: Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, and Taurasi. This winery overtime has helped to preserve the traditions of an area naturally suited to good viticulture since […]

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.

Long Meadow Ranch Wines!

Long Meadow Ranch Wines!

The Hall family along with Long Meadow Ranch artisans have a passion for farming, food, wine, and service. This is showcased through the wonderful Long Meadow Ranch Wines I recently tasted. The vineyards are the backbone of Long Meadow Ranch and all of the vineyards equate to over 150 planted acres in Napa and Anderson Valley. 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.

Explore Côtes de Bordeaux with Wine!

Explore Côtes de Bordeaux with Wine!

Whether you have time to visit Côtes de Bordeaux in France or not, it’s a wine region that you will find available in your local wine shops and online. This area of Bordeaux is quality driven and produces amazing wines at reasonable prices.  Bordeaux, in general, is a wine that exceeds all generations and can […]

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.

White Wines of Germany!

White Wines of Germany!

Many of you know, Germany is where my Sommelier passion and career started. I was attending the German Wine School in Koblenz, Germany when I realized just how much I love wine. It wasn’t just the alcohol that made me love the career, it was the passion, romance, and hard work that goes into producing […]

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.

Perfect Pairings with Prosecco Superiore DOCG!

Perfect Pairings with Prosecco Superiore DOCG!

Prosecco Superiore DOCG is renowned for its versatility and food-friendliness. Recently I had the pleasure of enjoying Prosecco paired with select dishes at Marche Maman, in NYC to see just how many dishes Prosecco can pair well with.  Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G is world renowned and very well known. Prosecco should not be referred to as […]

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.

Yarden Inc. Wines of Israel!

Yarden Inc. Wines of Israel!

I had the pleasure recently of dining with Winemaker Victor Schoefeld, of Golan Heights Winery! This Israeli winery: Yarden Inc, is a producer of some fine sparkling and still wines. Victor is American born and the Chief Winemaker of Golan Heights. He has a passion for gastronomy and spent most of his adult life tending […]

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.

Rutherford Wine Co.

Rutherford Wine Co.

Rutherford Wine Company has been dedicated to family owned and farmed winemaking for three generations. On top of family ownership, they are also big on sustainable farming, producing and bottling their own wines. I had the pleasure of meeting the new Winemaker, Jay Turpinseed for lunch while he was visiting NYC, and tasting some of […]

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 Reads & Rosé Pairings!

Summer Reads & Rosé Pairings!

It’s still rosé season! August is full of sunny days that should be spent outside sipping some rosé and reading! One of my favorite things about living in Manhattan, especially Stuyvesant Town is the endless private outdoor space. Here I can grab some of my favorite reads and park myself in the grass with 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.

Franciacorta: A Sparkling Wine Category You Want To Know About!

Franciacorta: A Sparkling Wine Category You Want To Know About!

Sparkling wine from Italy that you purchase in your local wine store, is most likely prosecco. But, did you know there is more than just one type of bubbly coming from Italy? It’s a sparkling wine category that’s actually closer to Champagne than Prosecco is too (production wise)! Franciacorta is one of my favorite styles […]

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.

Lucien Albrecht Wines!

Lucien Albrecht Wines!

One of the most distinguished and long-standing wine brands in Alsace, France is Lucien Albrecht. This winery produces wine styles such as Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Blanc, and a variety of white wines. These wines are very important to the region, and as one of the top producers, it’s important for 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.

Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila Barrels? It’s A Thing!

Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila Barrels? It’s A Thing!

Not all Sauvignon Blanc is created equal, and one winery is choosing to make their Sauv Blanc stand out! Cooper and Thief Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that’s fun for summer and will tantalize your taste buds. A Cooper is a skilled craftsman who hand-makes barrels, and a Thief is what you use to “sneak […]

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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