One of the best local signs of spring, better than sky-blue robin's eggs, better than the yellow down of baby geese, better than the perfume of lilacs in bloom, is the Solo Vino Rosé Tent Tasting, now in its seventh year.
Solo Vino is arguably the very best place to shop if your sole interest is, you know, vino. No Fireball or Cuervo sold here. Just all the best wine from around the world, hand curated, in every price point from broke-ass to Jay Z, and the most knowledgeable dudes to assist in figuring it all out. And in the spring, drink rosé. The tent party will show you the ways.
This year's tent tasting will take place on Sunday, May 17, at the German American Institute, 301 Summit Ave. in St. Paul. Tickets are $35 and must be pre-ordered. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. [Update: The event has been moved to Solo Vino's Parking Lot.]
Rosé is a wine that pairs well with almost any food, and both white and red wine drinkers tend to enjoy it.
Thanks to global climate change, more respectable rosé is being produced in Germany in addition to its traditional region of Provence, and German rosés might even be the best in class this year.
A great bottle can be had for around 10 bucks.
The tasting takes place rain or shine.
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