Tea for Allergy Relief!

Spring allergies got your head in a fog? How about a sore throat, watery eyes, and stuffy nose? Well luckily there are some great teas that may help with this seasonal nuisance. Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, and although some medicines work, they are not necessarily healthy for your liver and do not give […]

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.

Cinco De Mayo at Hotel Tortuga

Cinco De Mayo at Hotel Tortuga

Cinco De Mayo is a day celebrated with traditional Mexican cuisine and lots and lots of drinks! Fancy Margaritas, Sangria, and many more inspired drinks are featured on menu’s and the restaurant specials are endless. In New York City holiday’s like these become a huge celebration for people of all backgrounds. Cinco De Mayo has an […]

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.

Spring Into Alsace!

Spring Into Alsace!

   Alsatian wines are wonderful any time of year, but I especially love them in the spring time. The flowers start to bloom, the weather turns nice, and the ever so popular whites and Rose’s come out to play in stores, on menu’s and at tastings. I was invited to attend a pairing dinner hosted […]

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.

Relaxation Tea for Tuesday!

Relaxation Tea for Tuesday!

Many consumers know and love tea, but do you really know why you should, or do, drink it? Many consume this beverage for the enticing aromas and variety of flavors, but did you also know that tea has some great healing properties, and that some help illness, pain, and other ailments. After a long day […]

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.

Sunday Sip! Dry Lambrusco

Sunday Sip! Dry Lambrusco

I was having some friends over for a little Sunday Sip and some girl talk when we decided to break out the wine. They usually love what I pick so I wanted to surprise them today with something a little different then the usual sweet or white wine they always want. I broke out 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.

Wine Wednesday! A Beautiful Bolla Wine

Wine Wednesday! A Beautiful Bolla Wine

Bolla, the name in itself says it all. When I see the label, I see a classic wine with character, care, and so much history behind it. This Soave produced from older vines, in the hillside of the Classico Zone of Veneto, exemplifies the fruit forward beauty that consumers know and love about this wine. […]

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.

Sunday Sipping!

Sunday Sipping!

Sunday Sipping is a great way to end the weekend, also making it a great day for some much needed relaxation after a long workweek. With this gorgeous weather we have been having recently in NYC there is nothing better then walking around, seeing sights, and finding some great little bites to pair with wine! […]

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.

Re-Vamping Somm In The City!

Re-Vamping Somm In The City!

I am sure you have noticed some funny looking pages on somminthecity.com lately… Somm In The City is going to be under construction for the next week. We will be re-doing a lot of the site, editing posts and pictures, and adding some new pages for more content! Please stay tuned everyone as next WINE […]

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.

National Grilled Cheese Day & Sparkling Rose!

National Grilled Cheese Day & Sparkling Rose!

National Grilled Cheese day is certainly a comforting and delicious day to celebrate! I decided to partake in the festivities of the national day and turn it into a fun food and wine pairing. I was exploring my new home of New York City and I stumbled upon a great wine shop so, of course […]

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.

Lambrusco… One of the many joys of Emilia Romagna!

Lambrusco… One of the many joys of Emilia Romagna!

A night with Lambrusco is always a fun one! This lively Frizzante (slightly fizzy) wine is food friendly and is produced in the Italian wine region of Emilia Romagna. Lambrusco is one of the oldest grape varietals dating back to Roman times with a very big history. For a while, it did not have the […]

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.

Weeknight Treat, Prime Rib and Bordeaux!

Mmm… nothing’s better than coming home from a long day at work to the smell of prime rib in the oven and a cellar of great wines. This meal calls for a big wine, so I chose a 2002 Chateau- Lagrange Bordeaux. Prime rib is a very wine friendly meat, but since I have been […]

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.