Valentines Day Reds!

Valentines Day Reds!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and whether you’re planning a romantic dinner with your sweetie, and need some wine to pair… or simply want to give the gift of some incredible vino to the one you love, you’ve come to the right wine list! Wine can be a romantic gift to give for valentine’s day, […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Sauternes For Your Sweetheart!

Sauternes For Your Sweetheart!

Don’t be afraid to break out the sweeter wines this winter! Dessert wines make wonderful cheese, meat, and dessert pairings and are a great gift. This Valentines Day, do something different and plan a romantic night in, while you pair your sweetheart with one of these sensational sweet Sauternes! What is a Sauternes?– These sweet wines […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

NYE DIY Bubbly Bar & Bites!

NYE DIY Bubbly Bar & Bites!

It’s almost time to scream, “Happy New Year”! If you’re staying in to host the party and don’t want to be the bartender all night long, here’s a great way to be the host/hostess with the most entertaining freedom! This year ditch the beer buckets and dip station and create your own DIY Bubbly Bar and […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Carmenere: A Major Chilean Grape Varietal!

Carmenere: A Major Chilean Grape Varietal!

Carmenere! Usually when I suggest this grape to my red wine loving customers who visit the NYC wine stores I am a Sommelier at, I tend to get some pretty confused looks. This grape is a wonderful but not so well-known variety, that was originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It produces deep red […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Holiday Season Sparklers!

Holiday Season Sparklers!

It’s time to pop the bubbly! The holiday season calls for some delicious holiday sparklers, and if you enjoy Champagne taste, but may be on a budget, have no fear. There are still a ton of sparkling wine options for you to choose from. From dry to sweet and everything in between, you are destined to […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Top Red Wines For The Holidays!

Top Red Wines For The Holidays!

The Holidays keep coming, and this time of year can get busy. Between all of the potlucks, parties, office gatherings, and gift giving, picking a good selection of wines for everyone on your list can get a bit overwhelming. When it comes to reds, I find that many aren’t sure what to buy as a gift, gesture, […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Napa Wines with Harvest Foods!

Napa Wines with Harvest Foods!

This time of year calls for comfort food and big red wines. Sometimes when I come home from a day of wine work, I crave a big Napa Valley wine. Why? Well, I generally know what to expect from Napa Valley and enjoy drinking the reds, as well as some whites in this cold fall […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Garnacha: A Great Wine Grape!

Garnacha: A Great Wine Grape!

Garnacha or Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world, yet many have not heard of it! This grape ripens late and needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain and California. Garnacha most likely originated in Spain, however that is still unclear. Spain however, does […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Millbrook Winery, NY

Millbrook Winery, NY

The Hudson Valley is known for it’s wineries and distilleries, and when I came across “The Hudson Valley’s Flagship Winery”, Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, I just had to check it out! Here you can enjoy a five-star wine experience with an educational tour led by one of their knowledgeable staff and or Tim the tasting […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Ecco Domani’s Limited Label!

Ecco Domani’s Limited Label!

Ecco Domani, an Italian wine brand with wines from the three regions in Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto, experienced cooler than usual temperatures throughout the summer, but did not let it effect this 2013 pinot grigio. This wine offers light citrus aromas, delicate flowers, and is crisp and refreshing. With a few weeks left of […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

Bodega Ruca Malen: Argentina

Bodega Ruca Malen: Argentina

The wines of Argentina are widely well known for their food friendly nature, unbeatable prices, and quality. Ruca Malen is a winery in Argentina that aims to make the most elegant, food friendly, wines. Founded in 1998 by two French business partners, who enlisted the skilled winemaker Pablo Cuneo. The name Ruca Malen means “The House […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

NYC's newest Food and Wine Personality! Sara is a Sommelier and Private Chef with a passion for food, beverage, travel, and luxury. "Real Pairings For Real People" bringing you the best in food, booze, travel, and lifestyle!

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