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.

Alsatian Wines You’ll Fall For!

Alsatian Wines You’ll Fall For!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the crisp cooler weather, the leaves changing, fall flavors, and wines that pair! I spent a lot of the warmer months of this year drinking domestic wines, especially due to all of the virtual tastings. When thinking about my fall menus, Alsace always comes […]

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.

Fall Wines Under $50: Your Go-To Guide!

Fall Wines Under $50: Your Go-To Guide!

One of the three annual Fall Wine Guides is finally here! Things have been so busy now that we’re back to hosting events at One Sixty Madison, as well as my virtual wine and cocktail classes are taking off! I apologize for not getting this up sooner, and promise there will be plenty more because […]

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 Next Generation Of Women In Wine!

The Next Generation Of Women In Wine!

The wine industry like many industries is reshaping itself to be more inclusive of everyone. For many years it was a male-dominated industry, but now things are changing and for years more and more women have entered the wine world. Females have a great palate and nose for wine, which gives us the ability 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.

Smith Devereux: A Boutique Napa Valley Winery!

Smith Devereux: A Boutique Napa Valley Winery!

Napa Valley has had a rough year, first with the Pandemic and not being able to welcome much tourism, to now the intense and heartbreaking fires. Napa Valley is an essential wine-growing area of California and produces some of the world’s best wines. It’s a famed wine region, with big names, but also has amazing […]

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.

Carbonated Tea Cocktails!

Carbonated Tea Cocktails!

I had the pleasure of trying Tea North Carbonated Teas over Labor Day Weekend, and they were amazing! I love tea, especially unsweetened tea. I also love seltzer and carbonated beverages. Combine the two, and you have Tea North! I was wildly impressed with the options, including a Blueberry Tea, Orange Creamsicle, and a Raspberry […]

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 Deep Dive Into Sake, with Hakkaisan!

A Deep Dive Into Sake, with Hakkaisan!

I recently attended a deep dive into sake with an incredible sake brand! Hakkaisan was founded in 1922 and is situated at the foot of Mt. Hakkaissan, which means “eight peaks”. The mountain actually has eight peaks and is very famous in Niigata, Japan, where the deep winters create snowfalls reaching over 10 feet! 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.

CANTEEN Vodka Sodas!

CANTEEN Vodka Sodas!

I had the pleasure recently of tasting a new spiked seltzer! As you fans may know, there are over a dozen different spiked vodka soda’s on the market, and it can be a bit daunting to choose one, am I right? Let’s face it, they’re all lower in calorie, and taste like spiked seltzer… 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.

COVID Eats: Bowery Beer Garden!

COVID Eats: Bowery Beer Garden!

NYC definitely has some great outdoor dining due to COVID, however, sitting in the blazing sun trying to enjoy a margarita can be a bit hot sometimes. Luckily some restaurants have adapted, and offer great covering or umbrellas, and others like the Bowery Beer Garden offer great outdoor that’s sort of indoor all year round! […]

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.

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridal Party Proposal Brunch!

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridal Party Proposal Brunch!

This Sommelier is busy planning the wedding, however, luckily I have managed to book a venue, church, and photographer! After this, it was time to surprise all my bridesmaids and matron of honor with a fun proposal brunch. Due to COVID, we had to move it from march to august, but it worked out well […]

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.