Sara Lehman is a Sommelier, Private Chef, Wine Consultant, Wine Educator, and Pairings Expert in NYC. Whether it’s working as a Sommelier for some of NYC’s best boutique wine shops, to creating wine pairing menu’s for restaurants, and consulting on wine and wine cocktail programs, as well as teaching private in home food and wine classes, Sara is driven by her passion for wine and food, while pairing the two together!
Somm In The City was born out of the pure desire to make food and wine pairings fun. It soon grew into spirits, luxury, and travel once Sara had the opportunity to work for herself and travel to different wine regions in the USA as well as Abroad. Sara received her Sommelier training and certification in Germany, at The German Wine School, in Koblenz, and then went on to the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification in Wine and Spirits. Prior to that she worked as a Pastry Chef for eight years and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastry Arts, Food Service Management, and Entrepreneurship from Johnson & Wales University.
“I worked through the ranks in the restaurant starting off as a Pastry Cook and moving up to Restaurant Management, Event Management, and building wine programs in NJ and NYC.”
Sara has perfected her craft and currently lives in New York City as a Sommelier for a boutique wine stores as well as a wine educator, menu consultant, and Wine Ambassador/Educator with City Wine Tours. She has been featured as a Culinary Expert Judge on Chopped, as well as the Sommelier and Pairing Expert for Cafe Medi NYC’s National Wine Day Menu. Sara has also been featured as a wine expert on Elle.com, Shoes & Booze, Manhattan with a Twist, Just Wine App, and has contributed to The Daily Meal, Beverage Media Group, Wine Sisterhood, and Hot From The Kettle.
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Eat what you like, and drink what you love…Please pair responsibly!