Rosé and Lemonade: A Winning Combo!

Rosé and Lemonade: A Winning Combo!

Have you tried this new winning combination that’s taking the internet by storm? A lovely little wine cocktail to make all your summer sipping dreams a reality: Rosé and Lemonade! At first I was thinking this was going to be too sweet, however after using some incredible dry rosés from Provence, Washington State, and Italy, I […]

Sara Lehman

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.

Chianti and Cheese Pairings!

Chianti and Cheese Pairings!

This chilly weather calls for some Chianti and cheese pairings! Recently Bedford Cheese Shop partnered with Banfi Wines to showcase some fantastic cheeses, Chianti’s, and of course give some insight to making the perfect grilled cheese to pair. We were taken through a selection of the Bell’Agio Chianti DOCG, Bolla Chianti DOCG, Banfi Chianti Superiore DOCG, Banfi […]

Sara Lehman

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.

Labor Day Wine Picks!

Labor Day Wine Picks!

Labor Day is this weekend and its time to get some good wines! Whether you are heading to a beach, attending a BBQ, grilling at home, and or having a picnic, there is a wine at a great price for any activity you choose.             Great Grilling Wines: BBQ pairings can be confusing to most, […]

Sara Lehman

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.

Mi Amore’ for Amarone!

Mi Amore’ for Amarone!

Amarone Della Valpolicella, also known, as Amarone is a rich red Italian Wine made from partially dried grapes. The grapes usually used to make this intense and delicious wine are Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara.   Bolla, an iconic Italian wine company produces some of my favorite Amarone, and Christian Scrinzi, the wine maker is always […]

Sara Lehman

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.

Celebrate 10 Years At Spice Market, NYC!

Celebrate 10 Years At Spice Market, NYC!

Spice Market in the Meat Packing district just celebrated their 10th year anniversary! To celebrate this iconic restaurant, recipes by Marja Vongerichten, K.F. Seetoh and more, created a 10 Course Tasting menu with wine pairings. The menu at spice market itself is unbelievable, and you can have a lunch or dinner tasting anytime you go in, […]

Sara Lehman

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 […]

Sara Lehman

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.

Devious Maids Wine Pairing Party!

Devious Maids Wine Pairing Party!

For those of you who have been as obsessed with Devious Maids as I have, you know, sadly the season is coming to an end. To celebrate it the right way, and do things Somm Style, I paired many of the characters with wine. Thanks to my good friends at Banfi Vintners, who graciously sponsored […]

Sara Lehman

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.

3 Courses with Banfi Wines!

3 Courses with Banfi Wines!

Thanks to my friends at Banfi I was able to create a lovely 3-course dinner at home. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and waited till the perfect farmers market came around. Seatuck Fish Company comes to Stuyvesant Town every Sunday, so I was able to get some wonderful fish […]

Sara Lehman

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.

An Evening with Bolla

Joining some of the Public Relations team of Castello Banfi accompanied by fascinating food and wine professionals at Rafele Restaurant in NYC was the perfect way to spend a Monday evening. What were we drinking you may ask!? Well that night the wine maker from Bolla was in NYC and we were able to not […]

Sara Lehman

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 Wednesday: Summus, Steak, and a Stuffed Onion… Mmm!

Wine Wednesday: Summus, Steak, and a Stuffed Onion… Mmm!

             I decided I am cherishing this week being half over and kicking off this Wine Wednesday with a 2009 Summus Toscana! This bottle has been staring at me on my wine rack for weeks now and I could not wait any longer to open it. I first tried it in Aruba at the Sunset […]

Sara Lehman

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.

2010 BelernO Toscana, Castello Banfi

2010 BelernO Toscana, Castello Banfi

When you see Castello Banfi on the wine list or in the wine shops, what thought comes to mind? For me, it is fantastic Italian wines that resemble the best Tuscany has to offer, but for many Italian wine lovers like me, Banfi is also an upscale, beautiful wine company producing some of the finest […]

Sara Lehman

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.

Sunset Grille Five Course Banfi Tasting

Sunset Grille Five Course Banfi Tasting

It was fate that I happened to be vacationing in Aruba this February. The North East was expecting huge snow storms, but I was able to get out just in time before airports delayed and cancelled flights. While lying on the beach reading the Aruba Daiy News Paper, an interesting article came to my attention. […]

Sara Lehman

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.