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.

Garden Party Wines with Château de Poncié!

Garden Party Wines with Château de Poncié!

“In the year 949, the owner of the Château de Poncié, called by its Latin name Villa Ponciago, donated his vineyard to the Abbey of Cluny, with the hope of saving his soul.” – Chateaudeponcie.fr All of those involved in this wonderful adventure has been to reflect the character of the Fleurie Cru, which produces wines […]

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.

Château de Berne Estate Rosés!

Château de Berne Estate Rosés!

I recently had the pleasure of tasting some incredible Château de Berne Rosés! This winery is a leading producer of high quality, dry rosés from Provence, France. Located in Lorgues, which is nearly 25 miles from the Mediterranean sea, this estate dates back to the 12th century. The winery is committed to producing authentic rosés and sharing […]

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.

Celebrate Earth Day with Bonterra Wines!

Celebrate Earth Day with Bonterra Wines!

Earth Day is April 22nd and for those of you looking for another excuse to drink great wine that’s also organic, here are three more reasons for you to drink Bonterra Organic Vineyards on Earth Day! American Made from Mendocino County, California Uses organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyards which produce a flavorful and expressive wine. […]

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.

50 Years with Trefethen Family Vineyards!

50 Years with Trefethen Family Vineyards!

Trefethen Family Vineyards celebrated 50 years this year! To celebrate in style, some of the top wine writers in NYC gathered at Corkbuzz Wine Bar with Janet and Lorenzo Trefethen and Kevin Zraly to taste some incredible wines. John and Janet Trefethen met in the 1970’s and got married. This is when they also started […]

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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