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.

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 […]

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% […]

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 Delectable Evening With The Glendronach Distillery!

A Delectable Evening With The Glendronach Distillery!

During this time, it’s important to keep both your body and mind healthy. I am happy because the PR teams that represent great wines and spirits are really pulling some incredible things together! It’s hard for brands to promote themselves during a pandemic when they had media tastings and tours planned. Thanks to the 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.

Grappa of Bonollo!

Grappa of Bonollo!

“Never forget efforts, work, and experiences of the previous generation”– Bonollo Distillery The first official day of the Grappa trip included a wonderful lunch with Bonollo. This family-owned distillery and business has been crafted and perfected through each generation, in which they believe “get the best of what you have with as little waste as […]

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.

Grappa: A Spirit Distilled From Grapes!

Grappa: A Spirit Distilled From Grapes!

I recently had the opportunity to visit Veneto and Trentino in Italy, and explore the world of Grappa! This was an educational trip for journalists and bartenders, where we had the chance to explore how this spirit is produced, distilled, and bottled. It was fascinating learning about Grappa because I had only known a little […]

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.

Nemiroff Vodka For National Vodka Day!

Nemiroff Vodka For National Vodka Day!

National Vodka Day is October 4th and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? I recently had the pleasure of trying Nemiroff Vodka from the Ukraine and it’s great for at home mixology! I wanted to make something refreshing because even though it’s fall, it still feels like summer and Nemiroff Vodka was […]

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 Flavored Vodkas!

Summer’s Best Flavored Vodkas!

With the rise of the “healthier alternative cocktail”, flavored vodkas are making a serious comeback. I know personally I have been consuming more flavors vodka-based cocktails than ever this summer, and it’s great! I used to not enjoy them because a lot was always so sweet, however with the rise in spiked seltzer’s and more […]

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.

Let’s Celebrate National Cognac Day!

Let’s Celebrate National Cognac Day!

June 4th is National Cognac Day! One of my favorite days of the year, and the perfect excuse to sip cognac neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. Luckily for you, you can do it all because when celebrating this national day, it’s important to try cognac many different ways. For those of you […]

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.

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s National Disaronno Day!

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s National Disaronno Day!

April 19th we celebrate National Disaronno Day! This well-known iconic brand exudes elegance and class. Disaronno has been the world’s favorite Italian liqueur for centuries with its history beginning in one of the most creative periods in Italian history: the Renaissance. Today, Disaronno has attracted the interest of consumers of all age groups, thanks 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.

Spirited Gifts For The Holidays!

Spirited Gifts For The Holidays!

‘Tis the season for cocktails, parties, and celebrating! Giving the gift of mixology and unique spirits to pair along is perfect for the cocktail or spirits lover in your life! Through a lot of cocktail tasting, sipping, and mixing, I have compiled a list of my favorite spirits for the holiday season! Vodkas Haku Vodka- […]

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.

Hot Holiday Find: DISARONNO wears TRUSSARDI

Hot Holiday Find: DISARONNO wears TRUSSARDI

I never thought to enjoy amaretto too much until I found the new limited edition of Disaronno. This is the world’s most famous Italian liqueur, and I think it’s a perfect fit for the holiday season. DISARONNO has partnered with Italian fashion house TRUSSARDI to launch a limited-edition bottle that’s dressed in the brand’s notable texture 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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