Red X Wine Tasting 2401 West Platte Road · 816-741-3377
Riverside's Red X might not be the classiest place for a wine-tasting, but it's certainly the most entertaining. What is the wackiness that is Red X? It's a liquor mart, an Ace Hardware and a grocery store all housed under one roof. Funhouse mirrors distort your reflection when you walk through the door, and in the back, where the wine-tastings take place, the owner displays his huge collection of statues, bells, antique Chinese lions, vases and other random items. The crowd is great for people-watching ('80s fashion is in abundance), and around 150 types of wine, as well as other liquor samples, make for an anthropological field trip that's just plain trippy. And free.