CV, the Wine Guy, knows a good bargin!

SVFC_CV Wine_Bargin RedsThis week, CV The Wine Guy is giving us the scoop on three bargain wines that the Co-op frequently carries. The first two wines can be found stacked around the column that is just in front of the Bakery case in the Deli area. The third is at the column near the Deli to-go case (on your way to or from the cheese island). All of them are a steal at $7.99 each!

Bargain Red
: 2012 Codice (pictured on the left)
Producer: Dominio de Eguren
Geographic Origin: Castilla (Vino de la Terra)
Varietal: Tempranillo (Spain’s most native grape type; good for full-bodied wines, with spicy red fruit flavors and aromas)
Price: $7.99
CV Says: Margarette is the wine representative that sells us this wine — she has wonderful wines at great prices. The bottle does not list the varietal, and really — that’s not necessarily important. Codice means tradition, or the codes, in Spanish. There are a lot of rules and regulations for wine making in all of the European countries. In Spain, in the last 10 years, the new generation of wine makers got permission to not follow those rules “to law”, or, at least, could ignore them without getting fined. It was decided that, as long as the new ideas were shared amongst the wine makers of a region, an individual wine maker could go off on their own. This has created a nice synergy in Spain; there’s a lot going on there. Some of the old funkiness that was carried on by tradition, maybe in a negative way, is gone. And that’s really been a positive thing. This bottle of wine has probably seen just a little bit of wood. It’s going to have lovely berry and cherry flavors to it. This is a bottle of wine that will go well with a simple meal — pastas, pizza, any  kind of hearty sauce. It will hold its own. It’s not going to be dry in any sense; it’s going to have a fair amount of fruit on it. It’s a bottle of wine that pleases many. 
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NuZest Pea Protein

Clean-Lean-Protein-Just-Natural-212x274If you haven’t yet tried New Zealand’s favorite vegetable protein, then you are in for a treat. Clean Lean Protein is the newest addition to our plant-based protein range. From the packaging to the awesome taste and the high quality ingredients, you can see why those folks from down under can’t get enough of it.

Clean Lean Protein is made entirely from european golden peas – grown, harvested and blended in Belgium. In a 25g serve there is less than 1/2 a gram of fat (that’s no fat), less than 2 g’s of carbs, and it’s packed with at least 20-22g’s (depending on flavor) of protein – that’s 80% – 88% protein per serve.

Also, for those of you with allergies, it has only three ingredients: the pea protein, the natural sweetener (Thaumatin), and the real flavor. There are no artificial ingredients added: the vanilla is real vanilla bean, the chocolate is real chocolate, the coffee is real coffee and the strawberry is real strawberry.

As an introductory offer, the product is on sale for the first couple of months to give you a chance to check it out. If you are looking for a good plant-based protein that actually tastes great, give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

New Feature: CV, The Wine Guy, talks Red Blends

CV the Wine Guy_Skagit Valley Food CoopMeet CV, one of the newest additions to the Co-op family. CV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences. Each week, CV will pow-wow with us about geographic regions, specific varietals, wines with a purpose, etc., and give you two wine recommendations at two price points, below $10, and below $16. (With a darn good bargain or occasional splurge thrown in from time-to-time.)

Have suggestions for where CV takes us next? Email us at community(at)skagitfoodcoop(dot)com.

For week one, we’ll keep things nice and friendly — kicking off autumn and this new feature with Red Blends. Read more New Feature: CV, The Wine Guy, talks Red Blends …

Newspaper Ad: September 2-29, 2014

SVFC_September Circular_Page1Check out what’s on sale in September for all Co-op customers! Download a PDF of our sales flyer here, or pick up a copy in the store! SVFC_September Circular

Sale prices good September 2-29, 2014.


Co+op Deals: September 2-15, 2014

Co+op_Deals_Flyer_West_Zone_1_3_September_2014_A-1Current Co-op member-owners can save on some of our most popular products! Check out the electronic version of the latest Co+op Deals book below, or pick up a copy in the store!

Sale prices good September 2-15, 2014.








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