Sara Jimenez: Elevating the Art of Wine and Spirits

Experience the world of wine and spirits like never before with Sara Jimenez a distinguished Sommelier based in the vibrant cities of New York and Tennessee and PA. Bridging the gap between states, Sara is an expert in hosting exclusive wine and spirits events tailored for luxury buildings, esteemed restaurants, and beyond. In response to the pandemic’s challenges, Sara also launched the virtual extension of Somm In The City, offering meticulously curated wine and cocktail kits to complement her engaging virtual classes. Whether you prefer an in-person experience or the convenience of virtual sessions, Sara ensures that your sommelier needs are met anytime, anywhere.

When Sara is not passionately orchestrating events or developing luxury amenity services, she takes on the role of Guest Sommelier at The Lodge at Woodloch, a renowned Destination Spa nestled in the serene landscapes of Pennsylvania.

Driven by a deep-rooted desire to make food and wine pairings an enjoyable exploration, Somm In The City was conceived. Sara’s expertise extends beyond wine, embracing the realms of cocktails, cigars, and fine cuisine. Her mission is to demystify these subjects and provide a comfortable environment for readers and consumers alike. Her journey began with rigorous training at The German Wine School in Koblenz, Germany, where she acquired her sommelier credentials. Subsequently, she attained the esteemed Certified Sommelier designation, followed by the prestigious WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification in Wine and Spirits. Sara’s culinary background as a Pastry Chef and her extensive decade-long experience in the restaurant industry further amplify her comprehensive understanding of the field.

Sara’s consultancy services encompass an extensive array of offerings, including Guest Sommelier services for restaurants seeking to elevate their culinary experience with “Sommelier services” and an impeccably curated wine list. Additionally, Sara orchestrates captivating in-home wine and charcuterie classes, along with immersive experiences like the exquisite “Baked Cheese & Bubbles” and more.

Recognized for her exceptional achievements, Sara has been featured on JWU Alumni Success Stories, showcasing her incredible career. This distinction holds special significance, particularly as a young graduate. Driven by her unique vision and unyielding dedication, Sara has established an unparalleled presence in the wine and events market. As the first and only full-time Sommelier offering amenity services for luxury residential buildings, her contributions are unmatched.

Sara’s expertise extends beyond her impressive accomplishments. Her culinary prowess and discerning palate have earned her the role of Food Expert and Culinary Judge on esteemed shows such as Chopped and the Sargento Challenge. Notably, she has also been featured as a wine expert on prominent platforms including,, Wine Enthusiast, JWU Alumni Success, and more and has contributed to esteemed publications such as The Daily Meal, Beverage Media Group, Wine Sisterhood, Hot From the Kettle, and Snooth.

For detailed information on Sara’s unparalleled services, sampling policy, and educational classes, we invite you to visit the Services page. Embark on an unforgettable journey into the world of wine and spirits, guided by the expertise and passion of Sara Lehman, your trusted sommelier extraordinaire.

Want to inquire about events, amenity services for your building, or virtual classes? Connect with Sara on the Contact Page! 

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