Sara Lehman is a Sommelier Personality and Consultant New York and Middle Tennessee. Beginning her career as a Pastry Chef and Private Chef, she takes wine and cocktail pairings to a whole new level! Starting as a pastry cook and working her way up through the ranks of the restaurant, she was inspired by it all! Sara received her Sommelier Training and Certification from the German Wine School, as well as the ISG, and did other wine training through the WSET Program where she went to Level III Advanced. Her Mixology training comes from being a Certified Bartender and working in restaurants and bars for over a decade. Recently she just earned her CSWS: Certified Sherry Wine Specialist with Lustau and has been hosting many sherry events in NYC, PA, and TN!
Somm In The City was founded in 2013, while Sara was managing wine programs and restaurants in NJ. The inspiration for the blog came from Melody Kettle, when she worked with Hot From The Kettle, a popular food and wine blog. This led to the launch of Somm In The City, which is now not only a blog, but also a wine education company, and an services many wine brands, consortiums, private clients, as well as multiple luxury residential buildings.
When Sara is creating content, traveling, or consulting, she is the Guest Sommelier of The Lodge at Woodloch, a Destination Spa where she teaches many different wine and food pairing classes.