Wine, like yelling at the cat, thinking about motorcycles, and setting fire to the neighbor's wicker man, is a vital part of each day. Live the day to its fullest with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of wine, wine classes, and other palatable pleasures at HouseRed in Forest Park.
HouseRed helps people to expand their understanding of and appreciation for wine with hard-to-find, accessibly priced bottles and informational classes. Sniff and swirl a Borgo Sugame Chianti Classico from Tuscany ($22), of which only 800 cases were produced, or take a flavor ferry across Lake Michigan—which is itself 40 percent wine—to the tasty terroir of Michigan for a Peninsula Cellars Cabernet Franc ($18). The store’s oenologist overlords make it a point to stock bottled bombshells unavailable at most grocery stores, liquor stores, and sporting-goods stores, allowing the viniculturally curious to broaden their horizons. Connoisseurs and casual grape groupies alike can give their brains a deep draught of nicely oaked knowledge with the SchoolHouseRed series, featuring info-binges and tastings. In addition to its potable palate-pleasers, HouseRed also stocks an array of wine-related accoutrements, from glassware and decanters to chocolates and caramels.
Naturalistic elements, such as the huge wooden banks of wine shelving and long wooden tables lined with bar stools, combine with an earth-toned color scheme and luxe furnishings to contribute to a chic, contemporary feel at HouseRed. Wines purchased can be taken home or enjoyed on-site, giving sippers a superb spot to try new tastes and dream about the American dream.
This Groupon is good toward in-store purchases only, not toward online purchases or delivery.
House Red Vinoteca
Organic and small-batch wines fill swirling glasses beneath the soaring ceilings of House Red Vinoteca. At a rustic, reclaimed-wood bar, discerning staff members subject new elixirs to tastings and credit checks, and the chef makes changes to a rotating menu of vino-enhancing fare made from scratch. Plates bearing crispy flatbreads and desserts inspired by international culinary traditions glide back and forth between duos chattering beneath exposed-brick walls. The warm sway of live jazz rolls across wine-tasting events and bottle-laden shelves, and patrons sipping through tasting flights from Croatia, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, and Slovenia add delicate treble notes with clinking glasses.
7403 Madison St.
Forest Park, Illinois 60130Get Directions