Elevated Spring Cocktails!

Elevated Spring Cocktails!

Spring inspired cocktails have arrived! For those seeking some elevated cocktails, here are some easy and delicious concoctions to make at home. Thanks to elit by Stolichnaya, spring has sprung on Somm In The City with some fun warm weather cocktails. Grab your gals, mix these up, and head outdoors…. it’s almost rooftop season!  The Greenskeeper: Courtesy of elit […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Sip Sonoma County!

Sip Sonoma County!

I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Sonoma County, California this past March. After visiting Rodney Strong Vineyards for a few days to experience their Master Blender Experience, I had an extra day to sip some wonderful Sonoma County wines! I started the day at Martin Ray Winery where I tasted through […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Sip Sonoma: Martin Ray Winery

Sip Sonoma: Martin Ray Winery

While in Sonoma, I had the pleasure of visiting Martin Ray Winery where I tasted wines with winemaker, Bill Batchelor. Martin Ray has a fun history and some really great wines at varying price levels. The versatility in the wineries portfolio ensures a wine for every palate preference. The Wines 2016 Russian River Valley Rosé […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Sip Sonoma: Pedroncelli Winery

Sip Sonoma: Pedroncelli Winery

I had the pleasure of spending the evening with Julie (Pedroncelli) St. John and Ed St. John of Pedroncelli winery. They hosted us in their beautiful winery for an evening of great wine, food, and conversation. We tasted through several of their wines, paired with an incredibly home cooked meal; it was truly a one […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

The Prince and The Pauper: Vermont

The Prince and The Pauper: Vermont

My recent trip to Vermont, led me to an unbelievable dinner at The Prince and The Pauper. This long running restaurant is one of Vermont’s finest, with a global inspired menu. The Prix Fixe dinner menu changes nightly and is designed by executive chef Lyda Lemire. Here at this rustic Vermont establishment you will find delicious […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Top Wines for Easter Weekend!

Top Wines for Easter Weekend!

Easter Sunday is right around the corner. For those of you celebrating the holiday, it’s time to start thinking about what wines you’re going to sip. Easter is a big holiday in my house. Every year my mother and I wake up early, go to Easter Sunday Mass, and then head home where I proceed to […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Get Your Grilled Cheese On, It’s National Grilled Cheese Day!

Get Your Grilled Cheese On, It’s National Grilled Cheese Day!

Wednesday, April 12th marks National Grilled Cheese Day, and on behalf of Michael and Charlie Kalish, The Cheese Twins, here are two amazing grilled cheese ideas to keep you going tomorrow. This delicious day totally needs some wine pairings, so thanks to these two “hunkalicious cheese experts” the recipes for these delectable pairings are below, paired with […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Erasmo Organic Wines from Chile!

Erasmo Organic Wines from Chile!

Count Cinzano is best known as the owner of Montalcino’s Col d’Orcia estate, which is the largest certified organic wine producer in Tuscany. His passion and true love of crafting incredible wines brought him to recognize Chile’s immense potential and, in 1995, he decided to bring his expertise and winemaking philosophy to the Maule Valley. […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

The Ardmore Inn: Woodstock, Vermont

The Ardmore Inn: Woodstock, Vermont

The Ardmore Inn is a quaint Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock, VT. I was recently asked to judge the food competition for Maple Madness weekend, and was invited back to stay with Charlotte at The Ardmore Inn. Charlotte is the owner and Inn Keeper of the Ardmore Inn and she is an absolute delight. Everyday […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Woodstock Vermont’s Maple Madness Weekend!

Woodstock Vermont’s Maple Madness Weekend!

I had the pleasure of Judging this year’s 2017 Maple Madness Competition in Woodstock, Vermont. For a woman who chose to live in the concrete jungle, I must say, I really enjoy the Vermont life. It was a very snowy March still in Woodstock, but that did not stop my mom and myself from driving […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Healthy Snack Attack! Yumami Go-Dips

Healthy Snack Attack! Yumami Go-Dips

Yumami Go-Dips are a healthy and sophisticated snack you need to get on board with! These protein packed snacks are perfect for anyone seeking something healthy and full of fiber. These go-dips are packed with flavor and come in a variety of Asian inspired creations with a side of dip-able Nori Chips that are savory […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Rodney Strong Master Blender Sweepstakes!

Rodney Strong Master Blender Sweepstakes!

Beginning on Monday, April 3, 2017, wine fans from across the United States will have the opportunity to enter online to be one of three Rodney Strong Vineyards Master Blenders! The winners will be randomly chosen to enjoy an exclusive, educational long weekend in Sonoma County with a guest. The prize is a one of […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!