Kirkland Bordeaux with an assortment of cheese

Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur with an assortment of cheeses

Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur with an assortment of cheeses

I think it’s important for everyone to have their own quiet place where they can unwind, kick their feet up and be at peace with the world.  For me it is when we are out in the mountains and we’re soaking in the warmth of a crackling wood burning fire.  It’s also a great time to enjoy a glass of wine and indulge in a few samplings of one of my favorite food items: cheese!  :)  On the same evening that I prepared a dish of Saganaki style shrimp and feta, we opened a bottle of Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur.  My husband is the wine expert in the house, so I’ll quote him for a review of this Bordeaux:
“Kirkland’s Bordeaux Superieur is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon which was then aged in oak for 12 months.  It has very soft tannins and as such won’t age particularly well, but it is well balanced, drinks nicely now and at a price below $10 this is an excellent wine for the money. This wine is a bit thin and underwhelming for sipping on its own but it goes beautifully with meals suited to a blend of this type and went very nicely with our meal.”
There are little to no rules when it comes to wine and cheese, but this is what we enjoyed on this particular occasion:

Kirkland Bordeaux Superieur with an assortment of cheese
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Kirkland Bordeaux, vintage 2011 – a steal at under $10
  • Balderson’s 2 year old cheese (available at Costco)
  • Coeur De Lion Mini Brie (available at Costco)
  • Fromagerie Bergeron Classic Gouda (available at Costco)
  • Homemade old fashioned apple chutney (recipe coming soon)

Instructions
  1. Open the wine and serve the cheese! :)