• What: CCOF’s 2nd Annual Organic Beer and Wine Tasting
  • When: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 26.
  • Where: Ferry Building, at Market Street and Embarcadero, S.F.
  • How much: $15 for five tastes, $25 for 10 tastes.

According to an article in today’s Contra Costa Times, Wine and beer lovers who want to both induldge and support greener production methods can gather Oct. 26 for the California Certified Organic Farmers 2nd Annual Organic Beer and Wine Tasting.Vintners and brewers accredited by the CCOF will come from all around the Bay Area and beyond to share organic wines and beers with authentic regional flavors. There will be live music to accompany the tasting while Ferry Building food vendors will offer organic snacks.

CCOF is an organic certifier organization founded in 1973 to produce wine and beer made with organic products and natural methods of soil usage. Organic wines are made with herbicide-free and fertilizer-free cultivated grapes. Any kind of synthetic contribution is banned, while renewable resources and soil restoration are emphasized. Overall, the principal concerns are human health and the environment.

There will also be a silent auction at the tasting. Up for bid are CCOF-certified organic products, wines and beers as well as organic flowers, a 75-minute organic facial massage or lunch for two at Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cafe in Berkeley. The auction will benefit the CCOF’s nonprofit programs.



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