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.

Geyser Peak Wines & Pairings!

Geyser Peak Wines & Pairings!

Having lunch with winemakers is always such an honor. Their passion for the wines shines through not only in the wines, but when discussing their art, you can truly see the life of the wines. I had the fortune of dining with Ondine Chattan, the wine maker of Geyser Peak Winery. She has been with […]

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.

Alsatian Wines with Anne Helfrich!

Alsatian Wines with Anne Helfrich!

Alsatian Wines, the region itself tends to roll off the tongue. When it comes to Alsace, many people are unaware of the beauty unless they are fully immersed in the wine world. Let this Somm just tell you right now, Alsace is one of my favorite wine regions! This is where I demystified the Riesling […]

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.

Vintage Tasting with Piper Heidsieck!

Vintage Tasting with Piper Heidsieck!

Champagne is just one of those wines you can drink morning, noon, and night. In the words of Madame Bollinger, one of the “Grande Dames” of French champagne (1884 – 1977), “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes, I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. […]

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.

Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Wine Tasting

The United Banks of Wine brings you the ultimate Bordeaux wine event on April 9, 2014. Here nearly 40 Chateaus from both the left and right bank in Bordeaux will debut the 2013 “En Primeur” vintages as well as the 2011 and 2010 varietals. This will be an exclusive US tour, so be sure 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.

Great Bites & Greek Wines with Eventsy

Great Bites & Greek Wines with Eventsy

Greek wines are making their ways into consumers hearts and restaurants menus lately. Eventsy, a wonderful networking events company recently had a Greek wine tasting hosted by Eklektikon. This food and wine pairing social was packed because these wines are very food friendly, inviting, and have wonderful aromatics! The Greek, on Greenwich Street 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.

Celebrate 10 Years At Spice Market, NYC!

Celebrate 10 Years At Spice Market, NYC!

Spice Market in the Meat Packing district just celebrated their 10th year anniversary! To celebrate this iconic restaurant, recipes by Marja Vongerichten, K.F. Seetoh and more, created a 10 Course Tasting menu with wine pairings. The menu at spice market itself is unbelievable, and you can have a lunch or dinner tasting anytime you go 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.

Amedei Chocolate & Gruet Rosé

Amedei Chocolate & Gruet Rosé

Chocolate and wine… sounds like a perfect pairing right? Well did you know, that like wine, there’s a way to taste chocolate too? Amedei, an Italian chocolate company in Tuscany was proud to present its array of chocolates and teach us how to properly taste! Guiding us through this tasting was Francine Segan, a food […]

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.

Pretty Pink Port!

Pretty Pink Port!

Port, a wine from Portugal that can certainly be described as “pretty” don’t you think? The aromas are usually raisin like, bold, and adventurous, yet you always know pretty much what your getting with this wine. The colors range from brick, ruby, purple, and with age… brown.          Port comes in Red, White, and Tawny […]

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.