Château Minuty Rosé

Château Minuty Rosé

I had the pleasure to taste Château Minuty Rosé recently with François Matton, one of the current owners of Château Minuty. The winery is located in Côtes de Provence, which is a famous region in France, where some of the best rosés in the world are produced. Château Minuty was founded by the Matton-Farnet family, who has been in the wine industry 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.

The Wine Kitchen!

The Wine Kitchen!

Recently, while visiting Virginia Wine Country, I had the pleasure of visiting Leesburg and dining at The Wine Kitchen. This quaint restaurant serves up some outstanding farm to table cuisine that you will devour! The Wine Kitchen is well known, with multiple locations across VA. This restaurant is truly farm to table fresh, so much […]

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.

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

When winemakers from all over the world come to town, I get very excited. It’s always a pleasure to taste their wines, hear their stories, and connect with them over a meal. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rodolfo Bastida, winemaker of Bodegas Ramón Bilbao. Rodolfo is charming and very passionate about the wines 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.

Perfect Pairings for Mother’s Day!

Perfect Pairings for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! If you’re still seeking something special to do or give your mom, look no further. Tom Gore Vineyards and Farm Girl Flowers partnered together to create the ultimate wine and flower pairing for Mother’s Day. Let mom enjoy the day with a bottle of beautiful spring wine: Tom Gore Vineyards Sauvignon […]

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 Wines of British Columbia!

The Wines of British Columbia!

Have you had the chance to sip wines from British Columbia yet? For those of you who have, what did you think? For those of you who haven’t had the chance yet, now’s a great time of year to sip something diverse and different. The Wines of British Columbia deliver an extraordinary experience as unique […]

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.

Caffe dei Fiori, NYC!

Caffe dei Fiori, NYC!

I recently dined at an Upper East Side gem highlighting cuisine from Bologna, Italy.  Located at 973 Lexington Avenue, between 71st and 70th streets, Caffe Dei Fiori is one of the newest gastronomic additions to the Italian culinary scene and is a great upscale go-to spot! The owner Daliso Gulmini, is native from Bologna, Italy and his culinary expertise […]

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.

BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille is an Italian restaurant chain you will want to visit! While visiting my mom in our hometown of Freehold, NJ, I was pleasantly surprised to find a BRIO in the area. Located at The Freehold Mall, this Italian restaurant is a gem with house made pastas, creative cocktails, and delicious seafood as well […]

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 Lodge at Woodloch: Top Notch Tastings!

The Lodge at Woodloch: Top Notch Tastings!

The Lodge at Woodloch takes seasonal cooking and sipping to a whole new level. On top of all the amazing activities such as Terrarium building and Mosaic classes (which my mother and sister loved for $10.00/pp), you can partake in healthy cooking demonstrations and wine classes where you will learn a lot, while eating and drinking […]

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 Lincoln Inn & Restaurant

The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant

My recent visit to Woodstock, Vermont was a transcending experience, thanks to the hospitality at The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant. Owned and operated by Mara Mehlman, who has a knack for hospitality and brings years of experience to this historic inn. The inn has six rooms, all with different decor and themes. The detailed and “little luxurious” […]

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.

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about the menu and wine pairings! With so many wines in the market, picking just a few can be very stressful whether you are having guests over, or attending someone’s feast. Have no fear, because Somm In The City is here with your […]

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.

Edible Entertaining: President Cheese

Edible Entertaining: President Cheese

The holiday season is full of entertaining. From parties to potlucks, social gatherings, and work parties, the entertainment is endless and many times i’m sure you’re seeking an edible treat to bring or buy, as well as a wine to pair with it. I happen to really enjoy President Cheese and use their Sheep Milk […]

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.

Michael David Winery

Michael David Winery

Michael and David Phillips are brother’s who’s parents grew grapes in Lodi, California. During my recent trip to Lodi with Snooth, I was able to taste some fantastic wines from this winery. Michael and David are the 5th generation of grape-growers in the Phillips family, with the 6th generation now joining the family business. Today Michael David […]

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.

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