Hudson Valley Distillers

Hudson Valley Distillers

Day two in the Hudson Valley, and I was craving some more spirits! I decided to visit Hudson Valley Distillery because they make some pretty interesting spirits and have a great background history to the formation of their distillery. “Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer met in 1990 as fraternity brothers at Bloomsburg University. Over 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.

Taconic Distillery

Taconic Distillery

Taconic Distillery in Dutchess County was founded by avid outdoorsmen and bourbon aficionados who decided that tapping into the farm-to-table and farm-to-bottle movement, was the best way to combine both the outdoors and bourbon they enjoyed. Taconic Distillery’s Dutchess Private Reserve Straight Bourbon is cut with natural spring water from the properties own Rolling Hills […]

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.

Made Real Vodka Slushie’s & Sparklers!

Made Real Vodka Slushie’s & Sparklers!

Made Real Vodka is the premium vodka made for the dreamers, hustlers, and makers in all industries. This spirit is locally produced in Port Chester, New York, and is distilled from wheat and honey. Made Real has a rich and smooth mouth feel with slightly sweet undertones and a balanced honey, long, warm, and slight spicy […]

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.

Hewn Spirits, PA

Hewn Spirits, PA

Not only is Bucks County home to some beautiful vineyards and wineries, but there are also craft spirits distilleries too! Hewn Spirits recently opened up a retail location in Peddler’s Village where you can taste an array of Whiskey, Rum, Moonshine, Vodka, and Bourbon. “After 25 years of restoring and converting early American barns into […]

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.

Danzka Vodka: Designed To Chill

Danzka Vodka: Designed To Chill

DANZKA Vodka: The Danish Design Vodka from Copenhagen comes in a bottle designed in pure Nordic style. The base for the bottle was inspired by a classic cocktail shaker and the creation ended in a easy to chill, carry, and re-fill aluminum bottle. This sleek Danish design is also well-known as the world’s best “traveling” premium vodka because […]

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.

Alizé Peach is Peachy Keen!

Alizé Peach is Peachy Keen!

Alizé Peach Passion is perfectly unique and inviting. This fruity cocktail addition is “peachy keen” and can easily work it’s way into cocktails, sangria, and so much more. Summer sipping just got better with Alizé Peach, which is a delicious infusion of ripe peaches, delicately blended with premium French Vodka. Alizé Peach Passion is a full […]

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 Tequila Cocktails & Pair-able Bites!

July 4th Tequila Cocktails & Pair-able Bites!

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila… four! Here are four fabulous tequila cocktails to make your July 4th sparkle. Pair these fabulous Fourth of July cocktails with some delicious bites inspired by all the cultures that make up our big, beautiful country: America! Mula de ‘Merica – Courtesy of 1800 Tequila 2 oz. 1800® Silver […]

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.

Smirnoff Cocktails For Summer!

Smirnoff Cocktails For Summer!

If you love summer, then I am sure you are very happy today, June 20th is the official start of the season. Smirnoff Sourced is a brand new take on flavored vodka that’s gluten-free, made with real fruit juice, and absolutely delicious! Whether you’re hosting a summer party with friends, having a Piña Colada by 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.

Discover Casa Herradura Tequila

Discover Casa Herradura Tequila

Casa Herradura, is the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet! I recently attended a Casa Herradura event which allowed guests to experience the authentic history and innovation of Casa Herradura, in a unique immersive environment. Private tequila tastings with Tequila Herradura’s Master Taster, Ruben Aceves, tequila cocktails, and even a demonstration on harvesting agave, tequila Herradura really […]

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.

World Gin Day!

World Gin Day!

June 11th is World Gin Day! Gin lovers you’re in luck because you get to celebrate on a Saturday (so no worrying about work early in the morning… hopefully). For world gin day, enjoy a classic Gin & Tonic with Boodles Gin, which contains no citrus botanicals and is perfectly crafted for a well-balanced cocktail. Boodles has partnered […]

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.

What To Drink With The Kentucky Derby!

What To Drink With The Kentucky Derby!

This weekend begins the 2016 Kentucky Derby! Whether you’re in Louisville, Kentucky for the race itself, or watching it on TV this weekend, make sure you have some derby day whiskey or a Mint Julep in hand! To take your Kentucky Derby experience to the next level, here are the four best Bourbon Whiskeys that are […]

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.

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails!

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails!

Thursday May 5th, 2016 is Cinco de Mayo. If you’re seeking some cocktails look no further because Somm In The City has you covered on where and what to drink in NYC on this festive day! Let’s talk Tequila: Santera Tequila is a 100% blue agave luxury tequila that recently launched and is available at your neighborhood liquor store […]

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.