Somm’s Site: Undergoing a Little Web Facelift!

I am sure you have noticed, our sites been a little too broad and all over the place the past few weeks. I am going to take until Sunday to redo a little bit of my site, but have no fear Somm In The City will be up and running, new, and so much better […]

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.

Murray’s Cheese Bar: A Lovely Lunch Spot!

Murray’s Cheese Bar: A Lovely Lunch Spot!

Many know Murray’s Cheese Shop as the place to go for gourmet cheeses, meats, oils, and harder to find products. Murray’s is now more than that, having grown into a restaurant and cheese bar! Two doors down from the Murray’s store you will find Murray’s Cheese Bar where you can enjoy cheese flights, enticing cheese […]

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.

ABC Beer Co. A Hidden Gem on Avenue C

ABC Beer Co. A Hidden Gem on Avenue C

The East Village really does have so much to offer. I often find the coolest spots in one of the villages in NYC. This week happened to be one of those awesome finds! A few weeks ago I met the owner of the ABC Beer Company at a press event at the Brooklyn Brewery. Zachary […]

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.

June Jazz @ The Blue Note!

June Jazz @ The Blue Note!

Over in the West Village, NYC lies the coolest Jazz lounge and restaurant. The Blue Note is one of a kind when it comes to jazz performances and you will never be disappointed! Their June Jazz Festival has finally kicked off and will keep on going until the 30th, so get those tickets while you […]

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 Dad this Father’s Day with a bottle of Compass Box!

Thinking of what to get Dad this year? Father’s day is right around the corner and if you’re over buying him another shirt or tie, why not get him something a little different on his special day. Is your father the kind of man who likes to come home after a long day at work […]

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.

A Night with Riunite!

A Night with Riunite!

Nothings better than opening up a new bottle of wine, especially one you’ve never tried. Expectations are usually good if you know and like the winery, but when you taste it, and its even better than you thought it would be… man, that is just satisfaction in a glass! That’s pretty much how I felt […]

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.

Kicking off summer at the W Hotel Downtown!

Kicking off summer at the W Hotel Downtown!

          The W Hotel in Downtown NYC is kicking off summer with fantastic cocktail and culinary related events at the Living Room Bar and Terrace. This past Wednesday was the first of weeklong events. Thursday’s event, which I was able to attend, was an entertaining and informative passport cocktail night. At […]

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.

Lunch with Jean-Claude Mas at Hundred Acres Restaurant!

Lunch with Jean-Claude Mas at Hundred Acres Restaurant!

    “Affordable Luxury” that’s what you think when you are sipping a gorgeous glass of Domaines Paul Mas.  I think beauty, passion, and very food friendly wines.   A small group of us gathered for a tasting with Vintner, Jean-Claude Mas, at the Hundred Acres Restaurant on MacDougal Street. We were escorted to a beautiful […]

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.

Ultimat Vodka Fights Hunger!

Ultimat Vodka Fights Hunger!

Monday night, Action Against Hunger and Ultimat teamed up to produce a spectacular event for community goers to show their support for a wonderful non-profit organization. A night of cocktails and renowned bartenders filled the Marquee with guests, press, and organization members. At the event, everyone received a poker chip in which we were encouraged […]

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.

A Nice Night for Nice Whites!

 The weathers been a little unpredictable lately between the gorgeous days you never want to end, the “chance of showers” days that turn into thunderstorms and make you wish you didn’t have to get out of bed and go to work, and then there are those scorching hot days like this past week that make you very thankful 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.

Ultimat Lemon-AID: Take A Stand Against Hunger!

This Monday, May 20th, Ultimat Vodka will be teaming up with Action Against Hunger in launching a campaign at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic event. Tickets will be available for this hunger event as it is open to the public and is a great way to show your support for such a wonderful cause. Ultimat and […]

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.