It’s spring, and that means Rosé season

Our Senior Editor, John Garland, appeared on Appetites with Tom Crann on MPR today, heralding the return of pink wine. Yes, as winter looses its grip and color returns to the trees, that means rosés of all kinds will be appearing on happy hour menus and wine store display tables across the Metro. How can you … [ Read more]

Solo Vino Rose Tent Tasting ’17: Tickets On Sale

It’s a sure harbinger of spring, and it’s bigger than ever before. Tickets are on sale now for the 9th annual Solo Vino Rosé Tent Tasting, Sunday May 21, from 2-5pm. What’s new this year: the LOCATION! This event is so popular, it’s overgrown its humble beginnings in Solo’s parking lot. The Lower Westend parking lot of St. … [ Read more]

Wine pros set to battle in Somm Slam at Monello, Tuesday June 7

On Tuesday, June 7, eight well-known sommeliers will compete at Monello to be crowned the winner of Somm Slam 2016. Each guest sommelier will pair one wine with a food course and guests will vote for which wine and food pairing they prefer. Attendees will enjoy four courses, created by Chef Michael DeCamp, each paired … [ Read more]

Tent Tasting & 3 Good Rosés with Chuck Kanski of Solo Vino

The premier wine tasting event of the season is Sunday, May 15, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. “We have some people from out of state that even fly back for this event every year,” says Chuck Kanski of Solo Vino (pictured, below). “It’s all about having fun in the sun, and celebrating a … [ Read more]

Solo Vino Rosé Tent Tasting and Buyer’s Guide

Spring is in the air. Across this great state, grills are firing up, picnic blankets are being ironed, hammocks are being hung. It’s pink wine season, people, and it officially begins with Chuck Kanski’s annual Solo Vino Rosé Tent Tasting. It’s the seventh year for the event being held this Sunday from 2-5pm. The big … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: The Best White Grape for Fall, and a Solo Vino Tasting

I was chatting on WCCO with John Hines yesterday, and it got me thinking about all things autumn. We’ll be toting heavy porters and fresh hops to our harvest tables, but what wines are best suited to fall drinking? In our discussion of comfort foods, my thoughts began to wander back to Foreign Legion and … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: USA vs. Germany

It all comes down to Thursday’s match. A win captures the group and punches our ticket to the next round. Even a draw sends us through, but the Great Jürgen says we won’t be playing for one. In an effort to predict tomorrow’s outcome, we headed to Solo Vino last Friday to wage a German … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: 5 Rosés from Solo Vino

By John Garland The Solo Vino Rosé Tent Tasting was once again a wonderful gathering of beautiful people drinking equally pretty wines. Over 130 were sampled last Sunday – mostly rosé, with some whites, reds and beers thrown in for good measure. Rosés are perfect wine for the early spring. They’re light and refreshing and, … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20