Pork out delayed

There’s about five inches of snow here in Raleigh N.C. For those of you in Minneapolis and such frozen spots, you may think we’re a bunch of weenies, but we’re just not used to this. Ice is what we put in our bourbon and branch water.

So, a few things are cancelled. Actually, a lot of things, including the Pork & Pinot event I wrote about earlier. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, assuming we dig out.

An informal survey of my Facebook friends yesterday showed that wine was as important to lay in as bread and milk for the advancing blizzard. Admittedly, a lot of my friends are sots, so I wasn’t sure it was an actual trend. Until I opened my News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) today. Several area wine shops had special stock-up-for-the-storm sales on Friday. I’m partial to champagne in the hot tub, myself. Read this trend here.

Oink if you love wine

Look for the big pig cooker and follow the aromas to Wine Authorities in Durham, N.C. for Pork & Pinot Day on Saturday, Jan. 30, noon to 4 p.m.. Coon Rock Farm will offer its pasture-raised pork, Guglhupf Bakery is providing the buns and Wine Authorities will have a selection of Pinots.

The groups are requesting a donation of $5 per sandwich (with wine). All the money raised will go to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. No matter what terrible disasters go on around the world, local needs persist, and the Food Bank is serving more people than ever because of the economic downturn.