Definition of house red in English:

house red


mass noun
  • Red wine that is bought in bulk and sold at a special price by a restaurant, bar, hotel, etc.

    ‘we had glasses of house red to accompany the food’
    count noun ‘the restaurant offers cheap house reds’
    • ‘We're just going to keep it quiet — a quick ceremony, family and friends, and then pizza and two carafes of house red.’
    • ‘Customers aren't just asking for a house red anymore.’
    • ‘The house red was dry and mellow, and sangria was available.’
    • ‘We ordered a quite acceptable bottle of house red to accompany the main course.’
    • ‘We drank a house red that was very good value and sampled one of the desserts.’
    • ‘We opted for a bottle of house red to toast the pending move.’
    • ‘To go with my main, Louis presented me with a veritable goldfish bowl sized glass of house red.’
    • ‘I request a carafe of the house red from the tuxedoed waiter.’
    • ‘She preferred a lot of house red rather than vintage wine.’
    • ‘He picks the house red, and I choose a glass of the white, honeyed and mellow.’