Wine & Chocolate: A Valentines Day Pairing!

Wine & Chocolate: A Valentines Day Pairing!

Many wine experts will say wine and chocolate don’t make a good pairing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy them together, right? I believe you should eat what you like and drink what you love, while pairing responsibly so I would happen to say wine and chocolate make a fun combination. I enjoy […]

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.

You’ve Gotta Have These Sebastiani Cabs!

You’ve Gotta Have These Sebastiani Cabs!

I had the pleasure of participating in a great Cabernet tasting hosted by Sebastiani Winery. We tasted through four different cabernet’s from this incredible winery and I could not be happier. I first discovered Sebastiani way before my career as a Sommelier, and remember growing up with the wines, since my parents were big 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.

Holiday Season Spirits!

Holiday Season Spirits!

Have you gotten all of your holiday gifts together yet? If not, and you’re still looking for that perfect gift, you’ll want to consider some spirits! As a Sommelier working in online wine retail as well as events and virtual tastings, I am constantly asked about spirits to gift for Clients, CEO’s, Staff, and Sprits […]

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.

Holiday Wine Guide 2020!

Holiday Wine Guide 2020!

The holiday season is upon us! After Thanksgiving begins a season full of cheer, music, and hope. Although this year has been weird for most, I think that no matter what, the holiday season can always bring some sort of cheer, light, and reflection to our lives for the better. I love reflecting this time […]

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.

Warm Up This Winter With These Italian Wines!

Warm Up This Winter With These Italian Wines!

Italy is a big part of my wine cellar! From Veneto to Tuscany, to Campania and Sicily, I absolutely love them all. I have some wines from some pretty obscure unknown but beautiful regions in Italy too! Italian wines are special to me since I have family in Italy as well as have visited several […]

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.

Akashi-Tai Sake!

Akashi-Tai Sake!

Sake is a very cool category in the beverage industry. Ive written about it a few times on the site because I enjoy sake with dinner on occasion. Not just when I have sushi either, I really love to enjoy sake with cheeses and other savory non-traditional dishes. Akashi-Tai is a handmade small batch production […]

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.

Le Grande Boucherie, Midtown!

Le Grande Boucherie, Midtown!

Boucherie NYC has a new location and it is stunning! Located on 53rd in between sixth and seventh avenue, it’s the new hot spot for indoor/outdoor dining in Midtown. The outdoor dining is beautiful and has a roof, so diners can enjoy it all year long. I attended the opening of Le Grande Boucherie where […]

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.

Gifts To Sip: Napa Valley Favorites!

Gifts To Sip:  Napa Valley Favorites!

Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in the USA. It is home to some of California’s best wines, and most expensive! Now that does not mean all wines coming from Napa are going to be wildly expensive, however because the region is more well-known than other areas of California, the prices […]

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 The Season with Loire Valley Wines!

Celebrate The Season with Loire Valley Wines!

With fall in full swing, it’s time to introduce you to some wonderful wines to celebrate with this holiday season. I love wines from the Loire Valley, especially Cabernet Franc because they are down to earth, earthy, and affordable. Thanks to Loire Valley Wines I was able to taste some delicious Cabernet Franc wines from […]

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.

Thanksgiving Wine Guide 2020!

Thanksgiving Wine Guide 2020!

Although it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s nice to think also, we are in the holiday season. If you have the fortune to be able to see your friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving, you’re lucky! I spend every Thanksgiving with my mom and have been able to visit with her during […]

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 Glendronach Single Cask #1901 NYC Edition!

The Glendronach Single Cask #1901 NYC Edition!

I had the extreme pleasure of tasting The Glendronach 2007 Single Cask #1901 recently! This cask is exclusively bottled for New York City and is a one of a kind Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. Only 604 bottles were produced and this is the first NYC exclusive ever made by The Glendronach. Matured in 100% […]

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 Fall Finds: Ideal For Sipping, Gifting, and Eating!

Great Fall Finds: Ideal For Sipping, Gifting, and Eating!

The pandemic certainly isn’t over, but I have noticed more people gathering and enjoying time together again! Birthday’s are being safely celebrated (for the most part), trips are being taken, small weddings are happening, and the world is starting to feel somewhat normal. I have been to plenty of parties, showers, and outdoor socially distanced […]

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.