Ideal Wines for Earth Day!

Ideal Wines for Earth Day!

Earth Day is approaching and that means it’s a great day to get outside in nature with some wine! Have yourself an organic picnic, complete with some natural snacks, cheeses, meats, and fruit, alongside some amazing organic and sustainable wines. Earth Day is worth celebrating because we all know we need to keep our planet […]

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.

Pineau des Charentes!

Pineau des Charentes!

A few years ago I went to a fabulous dinner that was all about pairing Pineau des Charentes, a French Aperitif with some incredible dishes. This fortified wine is made from grapes and Cognac eau-de-vie. It’s certainly a different style then what many are used to, but sipping on this is just absolute fun! It’s […]

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 Bone Line Wines!

The Bone Line Wines!

Inspired by an event dating back to the prehistoric era, The Bone Line are wines you will want to try! Named after a boundary line that is evidence of the extinction of dinosaurs, and labeled with fossils found in the Waipara river. These wines are really great! I must say, when they were sent to […]

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.

Poggio Torselli 1427

Poggio Torselli 1427

Located in a historical estate of Chianti Classico is a winery focusing on terroir driven, low intervention wines. Poggio Torselli 1427 is a winery lead by a dynamic young winemaker, Eduardo Colapinto. The wines are high-quality with great character and fruit. I had the pleasure of tasting these wines recently, and they were absolutely outstanding! […]

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 The Heroes This St. Paddy’s Day!

A Toast To The Heroes This St. Paddy’s Day!

It’s been a rough year, let’s face it. Restaurant/hospitality workers and frontline workers were some of the hardest his industries during all of this, and to give back, Guinness is celebrating these industry heroes. Guinness is an iconic part of this holiday, and it’s also delicious. This stout is ideal with hearty stews, the American […]

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.

Irish Old Fashioned’s + An American-Irish Feast!

Irish Old Fashioned’s + An American-Irish Feast!

I have been saving my Irish Whiskey Honey Mustard I mentioned in my last post about Spirit & Co. Corned Beef is honestly one of my favorite foods, and I was so excited to be able to cook one early in March just to write this post. Oh don’t be fooled, I will also be […]

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.

Awesome Israeli Wines You Have To Try!

Awesome Israeli Wines You Have To Try!

I had the pleasure of taking two Israeli Masterclasses this year, with Erik Segelbaum, Advanced Sommelier and Owner of Somlyay! Erik hosts fantastic tastings for consumers as well as trade and media and luckily for me, I had the opportunity to taste a number of amazing Israeli wines and learn a lot about this amazing […]

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.

Weeknight Wine Pairings with Silk & Spice!

Weeknight Wine Pairings with Silk & Spice!

I had the pleasure of taking another very fun cooking class virtually with Chef Nini Nguyen a Top Chef Alum and Silk & Spice Wine! This is an easy to drink, smooth, and dry red wine from Portugal, that you can pair with so many different types of dishes. I have always been a fan […]

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.

Beer Cocktails with Rogue Ales & Spirits!

Beer Cocktails with Rogue Ales & Spirits!

Beer cocktails are ideal for all seasons, but as we approach spring I find I love them more and more! Thanks to Rogue Ales for always coming up with the best and unique beer flavors for me to experiment and make cocktails with. I wanted to find some spring inspiration, so I decided to try […]

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.

Spirit & Co. Sauces Are A Great Meal Addition!

Spirit & Co. Sauces Are A Great Meal Addition!

I am excited to introduce you to a new line of spirit infused sauces that will add some amazing flavors to your dishes! Spirit & Co. Sauces are all natural and made with premium liquor, which is important because I like to use these sauces as additions for extra flavor and added layers to my […]

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.

Valentines Day Wines!

Valentines Day Wines!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and for those looking for some fantastic wines, you’ve come to the right page! With so many wines in the market it can be very overwhelming for many to pick just which wines they should get. I know I am asked constantly “what wine is the best” and that really […]

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.

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 […]

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.