Wine & Recipes To Sing About!

Wine & Recipes To Sing About!

The McBride Sisters have done it again! Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John, founders of McBride Sisters Collection, Inc. have partnered with the soulful and joyus Patti LaBelle and her new cookbook LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About! They have come up with a fun package as a book club, where you can enjoy 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.

The Paring Wines: Perfect For All Occasions!

The Paring Wines: Perfect For All Occasions!

Born in 2006 out of a desire to explore and experiment with wines without many rules! “Made from the vineyard blocks that are either too young or don’t fit into the vintage style of the highly acclaimed JONATA and The Hilt wines—The Paring is a cut of each estate.  The Paring puts pedigree first, 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.

Get Grillin’ With 7 Deadly Zins!

Get Grillin’ With 7 Deadly Zins!

July is National Grilling Month! One of my favorite things to do when I go home and visit my mom, is to grill up some delicious food and drink wine outside in the backyard! Living in NYC I do have some outdoor space, but there’s nothing like being with the ones you love sharing some […]

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.

True Cubes: So Clear, It Almost Disappears!

True Cubes: So Clear, It Almost Disappears!

As a mixology educator and events host I am always searching for great ice options. Ones that will make my guests say “wow” and also add what I want them to, to my cocktails. I was happy to discover True Cubes, a unique ice mold system that makes the ice so clear, it basically disappears […]

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.

Monção e Melgaço: Making Unforgettable Wines!

Monção e Melgaço: Making Unforgettable Wines!

Inside the historic Vinho Verde region of Portugal, in the northern most area is a territory making truly amazing wines. Portugal in general makes fantastic wines, but if you’re seeking white wines that will wow your palate, you will want to check out the region of Monção e Melgaço. This area is home to 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.

Industry Injuries: Pain Management Made Easy!

Industry Injuries: Pain Management Made Easy!

About four years ago, I was walking down steps built in the Roman Era, in a vineyard, with the most incredible view I have ever seen. I was in Galacia, Spain on an amazing press trip, when my foot slipped out from underneath me, and I hit those ancient steps hard; and I mean hard! […]

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.

Bodegas Salentein: Combining Wine, Art, and Cuisine!

Bodegas Salentein: Combining Wine, Art, and Cuisine!

Argentina is on my bucket list for certain! The wine in Argentina is some of my favorite, and for years I have tasted through different producers and wines. I just love the wines from this region, but there is one producer in particular that I am extremely passionate about, and that’s Bodegas Salentein! This winery […]

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.

Alfred GIRAUD: A French Malt Whisky You Need In Your Life!

Alfred GIRAUD: A French Malt Whisky You Need In Your Life!

I would say I balance between drinking wine and spirits. Both I am truly passionate about, especially Whisky! One I recently enjoyed while sitting outside in NYC is the Alfred Giraud Malt Whisky. This was my first time tasting these, and I was wildly impressed. This exceptional whisky is produced in Cognac, France. As many […]

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.

Summer’s Best Canned Beverages!

Summer’s Best Canned Beverages!

Canned beverages are booming! There are so many different canned options which makes life a little more exciting and slightly confusing. With so many options out there it can be hard to decide which ones to get. I have had the pleasure of being able to taste test a bunch of canned cocktails, mocktails, 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.

4 Tips For Hosting A Fantastic Dinner Party!

4 Tips For Hosting A Fantastic Dinner Party!

Hosting a dinner party is a great thing to do if you are looking to socialize with friends. It is in some ways nicer than going out for a meal together, as it is much more personal if one member of the friendship group is putting the preparation efforts in. It can also be much […]

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 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.

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