Sara Lehman is a Sommelier, Private Chef, and Lifestyle Director in Manhattan. Sara’s unique career now revolves around food and wine events, pairing events and classes, wine buying, and wine education for Luxury Residential High Rise buildings in NYC. Sara also guest teaches wine classes at The Lodge at Woodloch, a top destination spa, and resort.

Somm In The City was born out of pure desire to make food and wine pairings fun, as well as explore the world of food, wine, and spirits. “As a Sommelier, I am expected to know about cocktails, cigars, food pairings, and wine… so I wanted to create something meaningful but easy enough to decipher, so readers and consumers could feel comfortable around these subjects.” Sara received her Sommelier training in Germany, at The German Wine School, in Koblenz, and then went on to Certified Sommelier followed by 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 Wine Director. I now have the absolute pleasure of working in Luxury Real Estate, where I am a Lifestyle Director and Private Sommelier of a Luxury Residential High Rise!”

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, and Snooth.

For more information on the services, sampling policy, and educational classes visit the Services page

Eat what you like, and drink what you love…Please pair responsibly! 

Sample Policy

I accept samples of products for wine, spirits, food, and luxury items that I feel would be an organic fit for the site. Although I can’t guarantee coverage, I do try to cover as much as possible because I have a wonderfully diverse audience.  Email Me for more info. I look forward to hearing from you!