House Red Becomes a Wine Bar

Cheese platters, charcuterie, other appetizers, desserts, and, of course, wines by the glass

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By David Hammond

House Red, a wine store in Forest Park, has always impressed me with its tight, focused collection of wines, ranging in price but always thoughtfully selected.

Recently, House Red added a wine bar and lounge to the retail store.

All House Red wines on the wine bar menu are certified organic and biodynamically farmed. Biodynamic grape farming is a fascinating approach to horticulture. A few years ago, I produced a segment on this vinicultural strategy for WBEZ. You can listen to it here.

The food served with the wine is relatively simple: cheese platters, assorted olives, bruschetta, sausages…and that simplicity is just fine with me. When I’m drinking a good wine, I frequently prefer simple pairings that permit the flavors of the wine to come forward without a lot of “interference” (no matter how tasty) from the food.

At the wine bar, House Red will also serve croquettes from Taste of Brazil and s’mores from Salted Caramel Chicago, a very fine local provider of these traditional confections.

The kitchen is open 5-9:30 Tuesday – Saturday, and 2-7:30 on Sunday.

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Jay from Oak Park  

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 2:39 PM

My wife and I love this place. We've only been there a few times but we want to make it morew often.

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