Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Drink for those who need clean water

Blowing Rock bartender Doc Hendley started Wine to Water, a group that provides clean water to people in developing countries, using money raised at wine tastings. Dolce Vita in NoDa takes up the cause with a Wine to Water night at 6 p.m. Sept. 10. $15 buys you tastes of five wines, and a chance to say you pitched in. For a look at Hendley's story, check here. The UN estimates one in six people in the world can't get enough safe water for drinking and hygiene, and figures that leads to 1.5 million preventable deaths a year. Hendley told CNN: "You can be a bartender in Raleigh, North Carolina; you can be just a regular anybody. And you really, really can change the world."

Hendley's also slated to be on "Charlotte Talks" on WFAE at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Dolce Vita is at 3205 N. Davidson St.; 704-334-1052.