Gourmet Gifts!

Gourmet Gifts!

It’s gift guide season! This time of year is the time to think about others and all the gourmet gifting possibilities. I have spent countless hours tasting, testing, cooking with, garnishing with, and using these wonderful gourmet gifts you see below. The best way to share these delectable gifts is to stuff them into 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.

Top Travel Essentials!

Top Travel Essentials!

Today it seems more than ever people are traveling more and more (or at least thats just what social media is showing). I myself have been traveling quite a bit this summer and plan to more and more this year. Its essential to travel light, well, and conveniently and I am always pleasantly surprised when I find […]

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 Perfect Summer Salad Tool!

The Perfect Summer Salad Tool!

There’s nothing better than watermelon slices on a hot summer day, don’t you think? ‘Tis the season to enjoy this healthy and delicious fruit, while the prices are great and it’s oh so sweet! Cutting watermelon slices can be an intimidating task for those who aren’t sure how to handle it. Thanks to MERCIER Kitchen, watermelon […]

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.

Save Yourself From Summer Hangovers!

Save Yourself From Summer Hangovers!

Is it just me, or do you find your hangovers are much worse in the summer? I find myself having no problem drinking up to three liters of water a day, along with coffee and matcha, and yet I wake up somedays with headaches and typical “hangover brain” if i’ve had even one too many […]

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.

Five Gurkha Cigars To Smoke This Summer!

Five Gurkha Cigars To Smoke This Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to light up and enjoy a good cigar, don’t you think? I first fell in love with cigars due to the aromas, and it wasn’t until I tried my first one with my father when I was over 18 years old. What I enjoy about cigars is that they are 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.

Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day is coming! On June 19th, 2016 get ready to make the day all about dad. Whether he’s a wine guy, a spirits drinker, beer lover, or a gourmet cook, Somm In The City has you covered for Father’s Day gifts. Wines  Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2014 Blanc: Made from 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, […]

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.

Coravin: Color Your Life

Coravin: Color Your Life

I have been a long time fan of Coravin since it came to the market and recently had the most incredible experience at Bouley Test Kitchen with the new Coravin Model 2 Elite systems. Coravin has some new colors which add the perfect pop of color to any kitchen and wine bar! For those that […]

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.

Mother’s Day Gifts!

Mother’s Day Gifts!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re still seeking that perfect gift to give to her, you’ve clicked on the right blog! Want to bring mom to a delicious brunch and sip Anna de Codorníu, Spain’s bestselling sparkling wine? This Cava is sensational and is a great pairing for all of your brunch […]

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.

Industry Injuries: GoFit Cold Rolling Therapy

Industry Injuries: GoFit Cold Rolling Therapy

Warmer months can be a busy time for businesses and some of you who use your arm in a repetitive motion may notice some pain lingering from your elbow to your wrist, or up towards your shoulder. This is repetitive motion pain or tendonitis pain for many. I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be […]

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.

Love & Luxury With Gurkha Cigars!

Love & Luxury With Gurkha Cigars!

I’m a woman who enjoy’s a great cigar! Gurkha Cigars is one of the worlds leading luxury cigar brands and makes the perfect gift for your cigar smoking valentine this February 14th! Today it’s time to think about giving them something they want that represents power, style, luxury, and masculinity. Gurkha Cigars, will wow your valentine! This Valentines […]

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 Infused Salts!

Wine Infused Salts!

I recently fell in love with some wine infused salts for both cocktails and finishing foods. I have a slight salt obsession so when I came across these I was sold. Using USA harvested sea salts, Rated M does it right by infusing the sea salts with raspberry wine and all natural flavors. The cocktail […]

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.

“Feed” Your Mind With Books!

“Feed” Your Mind With Books!

Feed your mind with these food and booze books. If one of your many goals this year is to read more, but you don’t necessarily know where to start, try some of these top reads I discovered in 2015 and recommend for your 2016! Cocktails & Wine: Tasting Wine and Cheese–  Tasting Wine and Cheese, by […]

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.