Lambrusco is lovely for summer!

Lambrusco is lovely for summer!

Lambrusco, an Italian grape varietal known for its pleasant color and playful sweetness is wonderful when paired with Barbeque. Yes, this fun and funky grape compliments sweet, spicy, and tangy BBQ very well. The alcohol content in this wine is low, so it’s great for day drinking and brunches. Using Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce 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.

Amedei Chocolate & Gruet Rosé

Amedei Chocolate & Gruet Rosé

Chocolate and wine… sounds like a perfect pairing right? Well did you know, that like wine, there’s a way to taste chocolate too? Amedei, an Italian chocolate company in Tuscany was proud to present its array of chocolates and teach us how to properly taste! Guiding us through this tasting was Francine Segan, a food […]

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.

Pretty Pink Port!

Pretty Pink Port!

Port, a wine from Portugal that can certainly be described as “pretty” don’t you think? The aromas are usually raisin like, bold, and adventurous, yet you always know pretty much what your getting with this wine. The colors range from brick, ruby, purple, and with age… brown.          Port comes in Red, White, and Tawny […]

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.

“Be Mine” Valentines Cocktail Inspiration!

“Be Mine” Valentines Cocktail Inspiration!

Cocktails are fun to make in home and can be a a very sexy experience with your sweetie! This Valentines Day, create a cocktail night in with your special someone, girlfriends, or family!  Here are some great recipes for a little inspiration and a whole lot of love!  “Rob Roy”   1 ¾ oz Great […]

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.

Love Songs & Love Potions!

What is a love potion? (Mainly in fiction) A love potion is a potion designed to create feelings of love. What is a love song? A love song is a song about being, falling, or staying in love with another person. Of course there are other love songs describing previous loves, lovers, etc, but for […]

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.

Naked Winery Wines To Seduce Your Sweetie!

Naked Winery Wines To Seduce Your Sweetie!

Climax, Tease, Dominatrix, Cougar, all these words intrigue considering its a wine site don’t they? It’s time to make this cold Valentines Day Hot! Hot! Hot! The holiday of love is right around the corner and its time to figure out what to get that significant other of yours. Romantic dinners and wine are certainly […]

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.

Badass Bellini’s & Bantams For Your Brunch!

Badass Bellini’s & Bantams For Your Brunch!

Planning a weekend brunch with the girls? In this cold winter weather its fun to stay in sometimes, cook up a great brunch, order in, and have some Badass Bellini’s! What makes Bellini’s badass? Well, it’s using nice sparkling wine, and the not so norm peach or pear juice to make this fun cocktail. 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.

Bacon, Bourbon, and Maple Syrup… Need I Say More?

Bacon, Bourbon, and Maple Syrup… Need I Say More?

Cupcakes are a craze these days right? Everywhere you turn there’s a new cupcake concept or shop popping up. Well, thanks to Crown Maple Syrup I was able to create my own delectable cupcake right in the comfort of my own kitchen. What’s the best part about making your own sweet and savory cupcakes at […]

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.

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

Rosé, a wine known for its many forms of pink color and alluring aromas and flavors. A wine that to some is just pink wine, full of ripe red fruit, but to me is a wine style that will always be in my heart. For those of you that do not already know, I Love […]

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.

Insanely Amazing Ice Wines!

Insanely Amazing Ice Wines!

For those of you who enjoy a great Ice Wine now and again, this post is certainly for you! Ice wines most people think of as dessert wines or romantic wines, but did you know that there are so many more uses for ice wines and that they actually do pair with more than just […]

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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.

What to pair with those restaurant leftovers!

What to pair with those restaurant leftovers!

Magnifico Sparkling Wine as we all know from my last post is fantastic. I recently had the Honey Lavender infused sparkling wine, and it was out of this world! I wanted to pair this with a fun lunch and decided that its always a great idea to pair your left overs with a great 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.

MAGNIFICO SPARKLING WINE!!

MAGNIFICO SPARKLING WINE!!

Magnifico sparkling wine is now an absolute must have in my household. This unique brand actually infuses their sparkling wines with Ginger, Peach, Grapefruit, Lavender, and or Honey. These sparkling wines don’t have bubbles quite like Champagne, but they certainly are wonderful for celebrations, food pairings, and of course… as an aperitif. I paired 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.