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.

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.

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.

Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

I had the pleasure of tasting the wines from Crus Bourgeois region of Bordeaux! Since the Middle Ages this term has been used because the people here had the best land and were granted the designation. These family owned properties account for 40% of all production in Médoc. This is quite amazing, and the quality […]

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 Italian Wine Trail Blazers!

A Toast! To Italian Wine Trail Blazers!

I had the absolute pleasure of attending another amazing virtual tasting with some amazing tastemakers, winemakers, and wonderful people in Italian wine! Virtual tastings for someone like myself have been enjoyable but I must say, I do miss traveling to Italy and being with these amazing industry professionals in person. Theres nothing like sipping 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.

Italian Wines You Need Now!

Italian Wines You Need Now!

This year I have been focusing on a lot of Italian wines. Between virtual tastings, leading virtual seminars, in-person tastings, and more, my weeks always consist of having to taste multiple wines from many different areas of Italy. I absolutely love it, because who doesn’t love Italian wines, right? I decided to compile a few […]

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.

Armenian Wines!

Armenian Wines!

I was so pleasantly surprised trying Armenian wines for the first time this year! What is so exciting in the world of wine, is that there are so many places that produce it, and ancient varietals are still growing in many parts of the world. Thanks to Storica Wines, I was able to taste 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 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.

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.

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.

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