Rosé Fest Is BACK!
20 May 2021
The great news of the day: Solo Vino is bringing back its mandate to drink pink!
Rosé Fest, formerly known as the Rosé Tent Tasting, has been a long-running event thrown by Chuck Kanski of Solo Vino wine shop in St. Paul. What started out in 2010 as a backyard goat-roast with pink wine at a Cathedral Hill neighbor's house, eventually turned into a parking lot party of insane proportions: hundreds of rosé bottles ready to be tasted under a big tent. It got to be so overwhelming that Kanski thought it needed reimagining, and scaled it back in 2019 to a smaller, more formal tasting.
But given the last year, Kanski thought it was time to bring the party back, so he partnered up with Joe Alton and the St. Paul Downtown Alliance to help create the fest anew. "I think it's time to bring the party back," Kanski told me. "We really want to help people celebrate coming back to summer after a long hard year. Rosé is such an easy and approachable wine, it deserves the spotlight at a great summer party. And we are all ready to party!"