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Small Business Any Day




After the chaos of slashed prices and door buster savings  that is “Black Friday,” and the cyber madness that is “cyber Monday” a friendlier, kinder, event takes place the day after known now as “Small Business Saturdays.”

What is Small Business Saturdays you ask?

Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation and was first recognized in 2010.

I am all for Small Business Saturdays, its a great cause to help support our local communities and the people who help enrich and provide those essential and unique items for consumers to purchase.

Supporting a small business such as a vineyard or supporting business at a local farmer’s market are great ways to get a jump start on all the exciting holiday festivities that are fast approaching. There is no better way than to ring in the holidays than with friends, family, food and drinks!

I recently visited the Bedell Cellar vineyard and winery, in the North Fork Region of Long Island. It is 80 arches of wonderful, fresh air, nature, beauty and allure. Bedell Cellar is a small family business, completely dedicated to the production of great tasting wine, made with preserving the  surrounding ecosystems within the region.


Farmers markets are a great way to buy fresh, tasty and seasonal produce and contrary  to popular belief, farmers markets aren’t expensive, in fact the prices are highly competitive and are either similar or lower than the prices you would find in a super market.

Farmers Market Meets Wine – Simple dishes to serve during holiday get-togethers.

Root Vegetable Gratin – A gratin is traditionally a  dish with a light browned crust of breadcrumbs or melted cheese. Since the winter season is prime time for delicious root vegetables, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, parsnips, celery root, carrots and the list goes on! This is a great recipe to try as a side dish for a holiday dinner or a holiday brunch.

For the recipe visit – http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/root-vegetable-gratin

Try paring a rich dish such as a Root Vegetable Gratin with a wine that is high in fresh acidity and citrus food flavor.

  1. Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $40.00 – (100% Sauvignon Blanc) extra dry, Intense citrus taste, saline mineral taste, tart, moderate alcohol, white flowers, crisp, bursting with acid, refreshing.

To purchase visit – http://www.bedellcellars.com/white-wines/sauvignon-blanc-2013



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November 28, 2015 · 10:38 pm