Champagne Taittinger & Pairings!

Champagne Taittinger & Pairings!

Champagne Taittinger hosted a stunning soiree with some of the top wine industry professionals, writers, and influencers this summer. I mention Champagne Taittinger on Somm In The City a lot because I really enjoy the Champagnes and find that the quality, style, and elegance of these wines create long lasting memories. Champagne isn’t just 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.

Chateau Montelena Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery is a famed winery located in California. The winery is known for producing old world wines with new world fruit, which results in gorgeous terroir driven wines. The King Varietal in Napa Valley is of course, Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Matt Crafton has upheld his vision as well as the Chateau Montelena vision […]

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.

Champagne Jacquart

Champagne Jacquart

I had the pleasure of having lunch with some wonderful women in the wine industry as well as Winemaker, Floriane Eznack, of Champagne Jacquart. I always love when winemakers come to the city to visit with industry and media like myself. Floraine guided lunch guests through a Champagne tasting at Claudette, in the Flamingo Room. This […]

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.

Garden to Table with Tom Gore Wines!

Garden to Table with Tom Gore Wines!

“Farming isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life” – TomGoreVineyards.com.  I talk about Tom Gore Vineyards on the blog a lot, because I genuinely enjoy these wines. Tom Gore is a second generation grape farmer from Sonoma County with a passion for grape growing and wine production. Recently I received something fun from 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.

Hungarian Wine: Patricius Tokaj Furmint

Hungarian Wine: Patricius Tokaj Furmint

Have you had the chance to try Hungarian wine? This month I tasted Patricius Furmint, which originates from the Tokaj region of Hungary. This grape grows well there, and is one of the most widely well known. It is used mainly to produce dry, single varietal wines and is quite lovely. The Patricius Furmint is […]

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.

New Zealand: Villa Maria Wines

New Zealand: Villa Maria Wines

Villa Maria is an award winning winery from New Zealand that produces some pretty stellar wines. I recently had the pleasure of tasting a wide range of the wineries collection with Snooth Media. This virtual tasting lineup included: Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay Rosé, Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, Taylor’s Pass Chardonnay, Cellar Selection Pinot Noir, […]

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 20 Rosés For Summer

Top 20 Rosés For Summer

Yes way, rosé! If you haven’t satisfied your rosé obsession yet, and are seeking some more to sip, heres a list of the top rosés I have tasted for your summer consumption. If you’re like myself, you enjoy rosé all year round and don’t only sip this beautiful wine in the summer months. Here 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.

Amarone Tasting with Tommasi!

Amarone Tasting with Tommasi!

I recently had the pleasure of dining with the winemaker Pierangelo Tommasi, of Tommasi Winery, a well known and loved winery in the heart of Valpolicella Classico (Pedemonte). From grandfather Giacomo Tommasi’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today it extends over 195 hectares of hillside vineyards blessed 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.

Meiomi : Coastal California Wines!

Meiomi : Coastal California Wines!

I had the pleasure recently of meeting Winemaker Melissa Stackhouse, of Meiomi wines this past month. Meiomi wines are produced in the Central Coast of California and are very approachable, food friendly wines. This year I had the opportunity to taste the 2016 Meiomi Rosé with Melissa, which won me over instantly.  The grapes for 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.

Albariño: A Great Summer Grape Varietal!

Albariño: A Great Summer Grape Varietal!

Albariño is a white grape varietal grown in Galicia, Spain. The grape is also known as Alvarinho, in Portugal, but today I am taking you through a great Albariño lineup to enjoy all summer long. These wines are crisp and extremely refreshing with notes of citrus, high acidity, and even tropical fruit aromas. They 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.

Washington Wines by Charles Smith

Washington Wines by Charles Smith

  Charles Smith is a self taught winemaker and a true pioneer in the wine world. He is recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the “Best new wineries of the last ten years”, and many of you may know his wines simply by the fun labels. Charles Smith Wines are true 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.

Wine Down with 7 Moons Red Blend!

Wine Down with 7 Moons Red Blend!

7 Moons is a fun new wine that celebrates the seven phases of the moon by combining seven grape varietals sourced from prime California vineyards. The 2015 7 Moons Red Blend is smooth, fruity, and easy to drink, with a moon phase label that evokes its “made for the moonlight” mantra, and is the perfect […]

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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