Nolita’s Newest Wine Bar!

Nolita’s Newest Wine Bar!

Rosé is hot this summer, especially because sipping this cool and crisp wine on a hot August day is just what anyone needs. Rosé is great any time of year, however there’s just something about summertime and this “pink” wine that makes you feel like you’re enjoying this season the right way. Nolita’s newest 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.

Bridlewood Estate Winery, CA

Bridlewood Estate Winery, CA

After three long days of drinking wine in Santa Barbara, it was time for more wine of course! Bridlewood Estate Winery is known for producing some spectacular wines, many of which have been on my wine lists for restaurants I was managing at the time. After the conference, an excursion was just what we needed […]

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.

Rhône Odyssey Dinner

Rhône Odyssey Dinner

As mentioned in previous articles, Rhone wines are extremely versatile. These wines express the beauty and best the Rhone Valley has to offer and pair well with an array of dishes from many countries. Just how versatile are they? Well, lets just say that in one dinner, Rhone wines were paired with dishes from Scandinavia, […]

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.

Charles Heidsieck Champagne Pairings.

Charles Heidsieck Champagne Pairings.

Le Philosophe, an adorable French restaurant on the lower east side is a spot where you will find one of my favorite Champagnes on the wine list, Charles Heidsieck. Dining with us was Thierry Roset who took us through the Brut, Rosé, a Vintage 2000, and 1995. These wines were of course exquisite and went […]

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.

Rhône Wine Pairings at Gato NYC!

Rhône Wine Pairings at Gato NYC!

Rhône wines are all the rage in the wine world. The versatility with these wines when it comes to cuisine and pairings is tremendous.What is so beautiful is that these wines are not new, they are not becoming a “trend”, but they are old world and ready to strut their stuff! Lavau is a wonderful […]

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.

#RoseReady with Whispering Angel

#RoseReady with Whispering Angel

Whispering Angel, a Provence Rosé that is just as beautiful in the bottle as it is in the glass. Whispering Angel is a delicate wine full of rose, white blossoms, and fresh red berries. This wine is perfect on a warm summer day and is refreshing and perfectly balanced. Paired with this delicate delight was 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.

Mi Amore’ for Amarone!

Mi Amore’ for Amarone!

Amarone Della Valpolicella, also known, as Amarone is a rich red Italian Wine made from partially dried grapes. The grapes usually used to make this intense and delicious wine are Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara.   Bolla, an iconic Italian wine company produces some of my favorite Amarone, and Christian Scrinzi, the wine maker is always […]

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.

Public House Wine Hits 1 Year!

Public House Wine Hits 1 Year!

Boxed Wine is making a come back, but not just any boxed wine, quality boxed wine. Public House Wine is a company that packages quality wine that lasts for 6 weeks once opened. These stylish boxes come with cups included, which makes it easy and accessible to have your wine on the go (walking or sitting […]

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.

The wines of Cariñena

The wines of Cariñena

Cariñena has been a wine region since the Roman Era. This Northern Spain region makes beautiful and quality wines crafted in stone. What does that mean? Well, the soils look like stone and have a lot of minerality. Some of the vines are a century old and reach so deep into the rock that they […]

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.

#RoseReady with a Beautiful Bubbly!

#RoseReady with a Beautiful Bubbly!

La Nuit en Rosé is happening in about two weeks, so in order to gear up for this fun filled wine event, I am going to be featuring some stunning Rosé that will be at the event. To kick off June lets start with some beautiful bubbly! This Santa Digna by Miguel Torres is 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.

Joseph Carr: The Man Behind Josh Cellars Wines!

Joseph Carr: The Man Behind Josh Cellars Wines!

Joseph Carr, the second I received the invitation to a lunch with him and Gary Sinise I was celebrity stricken and a little shocked. What an honor to meet both of these incredible men, and I get to sit with them and have lunch! Yes, a celebrity in my mind are the wine makers I meet […]

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 Sparkling Sip for Spring & Summer!

A Sparkling Sip for Spring & Summer!

Spring and summer are here and its time to make these seasons sparkle! Sparkling wines come in many flavors, varieties, and styles, but one has stood out and won this Somm’s heart this week. The name alone had me intrigued, but little did I know how much I would love this wine… name, flavors, aromas, and all! […]

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.