How To Choose The Right Wine For Your Meal

How To Choose The Right Wine For Your Meal

Wine connoisseurs will tell you that each wine has a distinct taste, aroma and smell, and that there are very specific wines for certain foods. There is some truth to this, as our tastebuds are very complex, and the strangest mix of food can be surprisingly tasty. Whether you want to show off your wine […]

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.

Father’s Day Finds!

Father’s Day Finds!

If you’re like me, sometimes gifting gets done at the last minute! Don’t get me wrong, I think about the person I am going to gift for months, I just have a habit of mismanaging my shopping time, and wait until the last minute to get a gift most times. Luckily there’s always wine and […]

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.

Vaults & Vino: 5 Tips for Storing White Wine at Home

Vaults & Vino: 5 Tips for Storing White Wine at Home

In 2018 alone, over 950 million gallons of wine were sold in the USA. That averages to roughly 3 gallons per US citizen! Clearly, Americans love drinking wine, but what do they know about storing wine?  If you’re buying wine regularly, you may underestimate the power of storing white wine and red wine properly. A little bit […]

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.

Shochu: A Great Tradition and Cocktail Addition!

Shochu: A Great Tradition and Cocktail Addition!

Japan’s oldest and most revered spirit is shochu. Similar to sake, the main difference, is that shochu is created from ingredients such as barley and sweet potato, where sake is made of rice. Shochu is also a distilled spirit, compared to sake’s fermented process. One of the oldest makers of this Japanese delicacy is iichiko, […]

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.

Whiskey Wall Art!

Whiskey Wall Art!

Whiskey is both a culture and an experience. Whiskey wall arts remind the whiskey aficionado of the pleasant sensation that courses through their being when they swirl a cup of whiskey against their nose. Like Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author and international bestseller said: “Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then […]

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 Toast! To Italian Wine Trail Blazers!

A Toast! To Italian Wine Trail Blazers!

I had the absolute pleasure of attending another amazing virtual tasting with some amazing tastemakers, winemakers, and wonderful people in Italian wine! Virtual tastings for someone like myself have been enjoyable but I must say, I do miss traveling to Italy and being with these amazing industry professionals in person. Theres nothing like sipping wine […]

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.

Beet Cocktails You’ll Want To Brunch With!

Beet Cocktails You’ll Want To Brunch With!

I am always on the hunt for fabulous brunch cocktails! Every Sunday I try to make brunch at home, or go out if I can. When I make it at home, I love to always include a cocktail or two, with some beneficial health ingredients. This not only justifies (somewhat) of my day drinking, but […]

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.

Italian Wines You Need Now!

Italian Wines You Need Now!

This year I have been focusing on a lot of Italian wines. Between virtual tastings, leading virtual seminars, in-person tastings, and more, my weeks always consist of having to taste multiple wines from many different areas of Italy. I absolutely love it, because who doesn’t love Italian wines, right? I decided to compile a few […]

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.

Armenian Wines!

Armenian Wines!

I was so pleasantly surprised trying Armenian wines for the first time this year! What is so exciting in the world of wine, is that there are so many places that produce it, and ancient varietals are still growing in many parts of the world. Thanks to Storica Wines, I was able to taste the […]

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.

Post-Covid Travel Guide: Tips and Advice

Post-Covid Travel Guide: Tips and Advice

It’s been a tough year, but light is slowly (slowlyyy) appearing as the dark days of COVID-19 begin to fade away. Of course, it’s far from over yet (so the champagne needs to stay in the cooler for a bit longer). However, people across the world are being granted more opportunities to get back out […]

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.

How to choose the perfect gas fire for you!

How to choose the perfect gas fire for you!

Whether you’re replacing an old wood burning fire, or want to add a new gas fire to your dream home, you’re not alone. Fireplaces are actually one of the most desirable features you can have in your house, but if you’re struggling to find the right style for you, here are three things to consider […]

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.

Ideal for Spring and $25: Marshall Davis Winery

Ideal for Spring and $25: Marshall Davis Winery

PreviewPublishPublishing failed. You are probably offline.Add title Many times you will see on here I repeat winery profiles. Vintages change, wines differ, and brands grow over the years! Marshall Davis Wines are always on the top of my list, because they produce limited quantity, high quality, amazing wines. I had the pleasure of tasting the […]

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.