Amarone Tasting with Tommasi!

Amarone Tasting with Tommasi!

I recently had the pleasure of dining with the winemaker Pierangelo Tommasi, of Tommasi Winery, a well known and loved winery in the heart of Valpolicella Classico (Pedemonte). From grandfather Giacomo Tommasi’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today it extends over 195 hectares of hillside vineyards blessed by […]

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.

New Zealand: Villa Maria Wines

New Zealand: Villa Maria Wines

Villa Maria is an award winning winery from New Zealand that produces some pretty stellar wines. I recently had the pleasure of tasting a wide range of the wineries collection with Snooth Media. This virtual tasting lineup included: Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay Rosé, Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, Taylor’s Pass Chardonnay, Cellar Selection Pinot Noir, […]

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.

Top 20 Rosés For Summer

Top 20 Rosés For Summer

Yes way, rosé! If you haven’t satisfied your rosé obsession yet, and are seeking some more to sip, heres a list of the top rosés I have tasted for your summer consumption. If you’re like myself, you enjoy rosé all year round and don’t only sip this beautiful wine in the summer months. Here are […]

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.

Meiomi : Coastal California Wines!

Meiomi : Coastal California Wines!

I had the pleasure recently of meeting Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse, of Meiomi wines this past month. Meiomi wines are produced in the Central Coast of California and are very approachable, food friendly wines. This year I had the opportunity to taste the 2016 Meiomi Rosé with Melissa, which won me over instantly.  The grapes 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.

Albariño: A Great Summer Grape Varietal!

Albariño: A Great Summer Grape Varietal!

Albariño is a white grape varietal grown in Galicia, Spain. The grape is also known as Alvarinho, in Portugal, but today I am taking you through a great Albariño lineup to enjoy all summer long. These wines are crisp and extremely refreshing with notes of citrus, high acidity, and even tropical fruit aromas. They are […]

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.

Washington Wines by Charles Smith

Washington Wines by Charles Smith

  Charles Smith is a self taught winemaker and a true pioneer in the wine world. He is recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the “Best new wineries of the last ten years”, and many of you may know his wines simply by the fun labels. Charles Smith Wines are true to […]

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.

Wine Down with 7 Moons Red Blend!

Wine Down with 7 Moons Red Blend!

7 Moons is a fun new wine that celebrates the seven phases of the moon by combining seven grape varietals sourced from prime California vineyards. The 2015 7 Moons Red Blend is smooth, fruity, and easy to drink, with a moon phase label that evokes its “made for the moonlight” mantra, and is the perfect […]

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.

Famille Fabre Wines!

Famille Fabre Wines!

In the heart of Cathars country, in Languedoc, France sits Château De Luc. The Fabre family has owned the Château, among other properties since 1878, which they have preserved and restored. It’s vineyards are situated on Alaric soils, producing concentrated and very well balanced wines. At Château De Luc, you will find underground cellars, which […]

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.

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

When winemakers from all over the world come to town, I get very excited. It’s always a pleasure to taste their wines, hear their stories, and connect with them over a meal. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rodolfo Bastida, winemaker of Bodegas Ramón Bilbao. Rodolfo is charming and very passionate about the wines 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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