Lucien Albrecht Wines!

Lucien Albrecht Wines!

One of the most distinguished and long-standing wine brands in Alsace, France is Lucien Albrecht. This winery produces wine styles such as Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Blanc, and a variety of white wines. These wines are very important to the region, and as one of the top producers, it’s important 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.

Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila Barrels? It’s A Thing!

Sauvignon Blanc aged in Tequila Barrels? It’s A Thing!

Not all Sauvignon Blanc is created equal, and one winery is choosing to make their Sauv Blanc stand out! Cooper and Thief Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that’s fun for summer and will tantalize your taste buds. A Cooper is a skilled craftsman who hand-makes barrels, and a Thief is what you use to “sneak […]

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 Party Wines with Château de Poncié!

Garden Party Wines with Château de Poncié!

“In the year 949, the owner of the Château de Poncié, called by its Latin name Villa Ponciago, donated his vineyard to the Abbey of Cluny, with the hope of saving his soul.” – Chateaudeponcie.fr All of those involved in this wonderful adventure has been to reflect the character of the Fleurie Cru, which produces wines […]

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.

Château de Berne Estate Rosés!

Château de Berne Estate Rosés!

I recently had the pleasure of tasting some incredible Château de Berne Rosés! This winery is a leading producer of high quality, dry rosés from Provence, France. Located in Lorgues, which is nearly 25 miles from the Mediterranean sea, this estate dates back to the 12th century. The winery is committed to producing authentic rosés and sharing […]

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.

Celebrate Earth Day with Bonterra Wines!

Celebrate Earth Day with Bonterra Wines!

Earth Day is April 22nd and for those of you looking for another excuse to drink great wine that’s also organic, here are three more reasons for you to drink Bonterra Organic Vineyards on Earth Day! American Made from Mendocino County, California Uses organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyards which produce a flavorful and expressive wine. […]

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.

50 Years with Trefethen Family Vineyards!

50 Years with Trefethen Family Vineyards!

Trefethen Family Vineyards celebrated 50 years this year! To celebrate in style, some of the top wine writers in NYC gathered at Corkbuzz Wine Bar with Janet and Lorenzo Trefethen and Kevin Zraly to taste some incredible wines. John and Janet Trefethen met in the 1970’s and got married. This is when they also started […]

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.

Sparkling Wine Guide!

Sparkling Wine Guide!

The Holiday’s are here! With only 5 days until Christmas and 11 until New Year’s Eve, it’s time to stock up on those sparkling wines! Whether you have some last minute holiday parties, are stocking up for your own party, or thinking of what to bring the host/hostess, there’s a great bubbly in this guide […]

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: Sweet Bordeaux Wines!

Sip On This: Sweet Bordeaux Wines!

Sweet wines from Bordeaux are pretty special and should be enjoyed more often than they currently are. In the wine community, we enjoy these wines with savory dishes as well as cheeses and desserts. Outside the wine community, however, these wines are often misunderstood and overlooked. I recently participated in a virtual tasting with Snooth […]

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.

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is a prominent winery that was started back in 1883. The family has a 135 year legacy in winemaking and winegrowing which is why they are such a well-known winery and winemaking family. I grew up around wine, and as I got older I found a real appreciation for California wines. Wente wines […]

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 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.