Walsh Whiskey & Wemyss Malts

Walsh Whiskey & Wemyss Malts

At a beautiful bar on Irving Place, I met two wonderful whisk(e)y makers from Ireland and Scotland. Have you ever looked at a bottle, and wondered why sometimes you see the word “whisky” as well as “whiskey”? Well, the Irish spell this spirit as whiskey and the Scots take away the ‘e’ and spell it […]

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.

Fab Fall Wines For Under $15.00!

Fab Fall Wines For Under $15.00!

Fall is finally here, and although many of you still want summer, this Somm is a Fall/Winter person and I could not be any more excited for the leaves to change, the crisp air, and the wines we get to pair with all our favorite comfort foods! Here are some of my top picks for fall $15.00 […]

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.

Unofficial MCC Seminar: Sippin’ Spain!

Unofficial MCC Seminar: Sippin’ Spain!

The MCC’s (Manhattan Cocktail Classic events) were cancelled this year but that didn’t stop Champagne Personality, Blaine Ashley from mixing up a great unofficial seminar for for wine and spirit professionals. Hosted at Donostia on the lower east side, NYC, Blaine Ashley, Lynnette Marrero, and Will Peet took us through a series of Spanish sips including: Cava Pere Ventura tasting […]

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.

New Years Eve: DIY Bubbly Bar!

New Years Eve: DIY Bubbly Bar!

The New Year is approaching and as you sluggishly drag yourself to work, after all the Christmas and Hanukkah festivities, its time to start making plans for this New Years Eve! Some of you brave the NYC streets to watch the ball drop, some pour into bars, and others like myself, like to have a nice […]

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.

Crazy for Cava!

Crazy for Cava!

  Recently, some professionals in the wines and spirits industry were fortunate enough to meet and taste some amazing Cava with Pere Ventura, of Pere Ventura Cava, in Spain. The bubbly happy hour was held at none other than La Cava, on Second Avenue, in NYC.       Here we tasted a Rosé, a […]

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.

Feudi Di San Gregorio Wine Lunch at Nerai

Feudi Di San Gregorio Wine Lunch at Nerai

An afternoon at Nerai with Palm Bay International and Antonio Capaldo, Owner and Managing Director of Feudi di San Gregorio, was nothing short of spectacular. Nerai is a new, upscale Greek restaurant on the Upper West Side with some of the best octopus and zucchini Kefte I have ever had! This wine lunch showcased just how […]

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.