Game Day Foods: Boardwalk Food Co.

Game Day Foods: Boardwalk Food Co.

Game day is essential if you’re a fan of football, hockey, or basketball this season! Boardwalk Food Co. is a craft beer bread mix company that allows you to integrate your favorite beers into fun snacks and breads. Between the Strawberry Beer Bread you saw this summer and these Coney Island Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers, 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.

Cocoa Caramelized Banana Hot Toddy!

Cocoa Caramelized Banana Hot Toddy!

Fall came in with quite a chill this October. It’s time for some hot toddy’s which you will be seeing a lot of this season on Somm In The City! I happen to love the traditional whiskey, lemon, and black tea toddy, but wanted to really mix it up this season. Using Jameson Irish Whiskey […]

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.

Captain Morgan “Cran” Hot Toddy!

Captain Morgan “Cran” Hot Toddy!

With the chilly weather approaching, nothing is as soothing as a Hot Toddy with the right amount of spiced rum to take away all the chill in the air. I happen to love sitting along the east river (in NYC) in the fall and winter while sipping one of these delicious and classic hot cocktails. […]

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.

Fabulous Fall Cocktails!

Fabulous Fall Cocktails!

Crown Royal Regal Apple has been featured here on the blog before, but because October has a National Apple Day I am bringing you some fun Crown Apple fall inspired cocktails using this delightful Canadian Whisky. Scortchin Winter Warmer– Courtesy of Crown Royal Regal Apple 1 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple .5 oz. Stirrings Ginger Liqeuer 3 […]

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.

Sip On This: POM Tea Cocktails!

Sip On This: POM Tea Cocktails!

POM Wonderful juices are addicting to drink, they truly are. They make incredible Pomegranate Juices and now surprised us all with delicious and refreshing teas. Flavors like Peach Passion White Tea, POM Sweet Tea, Honey Green Tea, and Lemonade Tea, it’s hard not to continue to love them even more. These teas are much lighter than 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.

Sip On This: Strawberry Sparkler!

Sip On This: Strawberry Sparkler!

Cupcake Vineyards is known for their unique and elegant bottle labels, affordability and bubbly (at least thats what I like about these wines). Living in NYC we have the option to head anywhere for wine, but what’s one to do when the entire city isn’t your oyster and you have to make a decision on what […]

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.

Refreshing Watermelon Cocktails!

Refreshing Watermelon Cocktails!

Tis’ the season for refreshing cocktails using watermelon! Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits and can be spiked, sliced, and even blended into the perfect cocktail… who knew one fruit could be so versatile? Here are some Watermelon Cocktails all around NYC with included recipes for you to enjoy, create, and refresh with 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.

Shimmer & Shine with Viniq Cocktails!

Shimmer & Shine with Viniq Cocktails!

Viniq is America’s first shimmery liqueur. This Moscato Vodka combination was fun and flirty for a “novelty” night. I had the girls over and we enjoyed these two shimmery cocktails for summer, which were sweet and satisfying with some dark chocolates, chocolate covered raisins, and more. This is a sweet liqueur, and certainly something mixable. […]

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.

Summer’s Best Organic Sangria!

Summer’s Best Organic Sangria!

Eppa Sangria is organic, fresh, antioxidant rich, making it great for outdoor sipping this summer. Some of the pre-bottled sangria’s can be overly sweet and weak when it comes to alcohol content vs. flavor. Eppa has around the usual 6% but it’s absolutely delicious, vibrant, and refreshing. Not only is this perfect for summer, but […]

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.

Rosé Friday: Faustino Rioja Rosado!

Rosé Friday: Faustino Rioja Rosado!

It’s Friday, Fourth of July Weekend, and Rosé Friday! Today’s top rosé is the 2014 Faustino Rioja Rosado. This Spanish Rosé from Rioja, Spain is absolutely gorgeous. From the bright color to the aromatic “berry-liscious” nose, this wine is a winner all the way around! Rosé is everywhere now a days it seems, but it’s […]

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.

July 4th Cocktails!

July 4th Cocktails!

July 4th is approaching, do you have your cocktail’s down yet? Well, for those who choose not to go down the wine route and want to make some fun summer cocktails to sip while you’re out in the sun… read on! La Croix Water is a great addition to any cocktail or mock-tail (for mommies to […]

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.

Mango Moscato BBQ Marinade!

Mango Moscato BBQ Marinade!

This tangy, vibrant, and oh so delicious Mango BBQ Marinade is perfect for your summer cookouts. Using Viva Diva Mango Moscato by Christina Milian is affordable and great to sip while you cook your delectable meal. Christina Milian was one of my childhood idols in the music world. From her song Am to PM 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.