Hallow-Wines, Spirits, and Cocktail Guide!!

Hallow-Wines, Spirits, and Cocktail Guide!!

Halloween is quickly approaching and although the chill in the air doesn’t seem to be creeping up anytime soon, it still does not mean we can’t celebrate halloween the right way! What’s the right way? Celebrating with some deep reds, scary movies, spirits, and spooktacular cocktails! Hallow-Wines & Spirits Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend 2014- This […]

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.

The Black Derby

The Black Derby

I recently discovered a spot in the West Village called The Black Derby! This delectable dining spot is comfortable and quaint with hand crafted cocktails and a seasonal menu. As you enter, you’re greeted by the lovely staff who are all very attentive and friendly. The exposed brick walls and top hat lights really make […]

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.

Somms & Sliders!

Somms & Sliders!

Somms and Sliders returns October 20th-November 5th! Thanks to Napa Valley Vintners, a non-profit, who brings together some amazing wines from Napa Valley, CA and chef’s who create wonderfully paired sliders to match the wines. Napa is not only big bold Cabernet’s and I think many of you will enjoy the versatility and selection of […]

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 Vodka Day Cocktails!

National Vodka Day Cocktails!

Wednesday October 4th is National Vodka Day! If you’re seeking some cool, refreshing, and fun vodka cocktails for this fun day, then you’ve come to the right blog. Below are some great vodka cocktails that will have you celebrating National Vodka Day the right way! American Harvest Grapefruit Greyhound- by Sara Lehman, Sommelier & Lifestyle […]

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.

Pink Cork For The Cause!

Pink Cork For The Cause!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mionetto Prosecco has a program that is at it’s third year running: “Pink Cork For The Cause“. This is a very special program which has sparkling wine drinkers all across the country on a “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” search for their very own PINK cork (yes the color pink). […]

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.

Jordan’s Skinny Mixes!

Jordan’s Skinny Mixes!

While attending the Fancy Food Show, I discovered a delicious non-alcoholic drink mix that makes holiday entertaining and lower calorie cocktail creating so much easier. Jordan’s Skinny Mixes are low sugar and calorie drink mixes that come in a variety of flavors. Each mix comes bottled, with flavors like Blood Orange Margarita, Apple & Spice […]

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.

Snacks & Sips with G.H. Cretors!

Snacks & Sips with G.H. Cretors!

I recently discovered the most amazing array of popcorns! I normally always make my own fresh popcorn, but when I saw the delectable flavors G.H. Cretors had to offer, I knew I couldn’t not try them. From Cheese to White Cheddar, Honey Butter, The Mix, and Dill Pickle, theres a fun flavor for every palate… […]

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.

The Joy of Sake!

The Joy of Sake!

The Joy of Sake will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. This is the world’s largest sake festival outside Japan, and is an event any sake lover should not miss. The Joy of Sake will feature nearly 400 premium sakes for sampling plus dishes from some of New York’s top Asian restaurants, including Ivan […]

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.

Trattoria Machiavelli: NYC

Trattoria Machiavelli: NYC

I recently tried Trattoria Machiavelli in the Upper West Side. This quaint renaissance inspired restaurant serves some outstanding cocktails and great Northern Italian Cuisine. “It is an art-centric restaurant whose owner, Nathalie De La Fontaine, commissioned the work of talented artisans, woodworkers, ceramicists, sculptors and blacksmiths for the art and décor of the restaurant. This includes everything from […]

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.

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

New York is known for it’s fine restaurants, eclectic eateries, and trendy spots. When one restaurant closes here, another one opens… it’s just how it is here. Thankfully Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse has remained true to it’s roots and mission of providing,” Classic dishes prepared to perfection, prime dry-aged steaks, classic steakhouse menu, delectable seafood […]

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.

“Good JuJu” with SAVED Wine & Energy Stones!

“Good JuJu” with SAVED Wine & Energy Stones!

While summer comes to an end, and we embrace fall, it’s time to let go of the negativity and add some “good juju” to your days. What’s a good way to add in some happiness, juju, and positive vibes to your daily or weekly routine? Well, for starters I love to make sure I have […]

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.

Champagne Taittinger & Pairings!

Champagne Taittinger & Pairings!

Champagne Taittinger hosted a stunning soiree with some of the top wine industry professionals, writers, and influencers this summer. I mention Champagne Taittinger on Somm In The City a lot because I really enjoy the Champagnes and find that the quality, style, and elegance of these wines create long lasting memories. Champagne isn’t just 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.