Solo Vino

★★★★★
  • 517 Selby Ave

    St Paul, MN 55102

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  • 651-602-9515

About Solo Vino

Hours
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm

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Came to Solo Vino for the first time for a pre-concert gathering, needliess to say I will never visit again. \r
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The individual serving what was a very nice, and relatively inexpesive, bottle of red from Austria stated that he was the

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Came to Solo Vino for the first time for a pre-concert gathering, needliess to say I will never visit again. \r
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The individual serving what was a very nice, and relatively inexpesive, bottle of red from Austria stated that he was the

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Despite what one other reviewer said, the service here is the best in the Twin Cities. At some of the other local wine shops, I've experienced atitudes ranging from "I'm too busy to be bothered by you," to "look at me, I'm a know it all wine store expert - and you're not!"

There is absolutely nothing like that at Solo Vino. If you just want to browse, go ahead. If you have general questions about what they carry - they're glad to show you around. If you're looking for something for a specific purpose or special occasion, but don't know what to get - they're more than happy to help you out.

The selection is extensive and outstanding - whether you're looking for something on the higher end, or whether you need to pay attention to your pocketbook.

The only change I'd like to see is to open more locations. The Cathedral Hill area is just a bit out of the way for me, and about the only time I can make it down there is on a Monday evening (so I'm hoping to go there today!) It is well worth the trip!

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★★★★★

Despite what one other reviewer said, the service here is the best in the Twin Cities. At some of the other local wine shops, I've experienced atitudes ranging from "I'm too busy to be bothered by you," to "look at me, I'm a know it all wine store expert - and you're not!"

There is absolutely nothing like that at Solo Vino. If you just want to browse, go ahead. If you have general questions about what they carry - they're glad to show you around. If you're looking for something for a specific purpose or special occasion, but don't know what to get - they're more than happy to help you out.

The selection is extensive and outstanding - whether you're looking for something on the higher end, or whether you need to pay attention to your pocketbook.

The only change I'd like to see is to open more locations. The Cathedral Hill area is just a bit out of the way for me, and about the only time I can make it down there is on a Monday evening (so I'm hoping to go there today!) It is well worth the trip!

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I have to completely disagree with the user who claimed he received bad service. I am poor law student who usually arrives in my modest car and jeans and T-shirt, and have received nothing but the best service every time I come. I have lived in Spain twice and have a fairly large list of my favorite Spanish wines. The owner is always VERY helpful, and he special orders my favorite Spanish wines that he otherwise does not carry whenever I ask. Further, he normally gets my orders into the shop within 3 days or so and does not charge me any fee for special ordering the bottles. I have nothing but the highest compliments for the service, selection, price, and lengths to which the staff goes to accommodate their customers.

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★★★★★

I have to completely disagree with the user who claimed he received bad service. I am poor law student who usually arrives in my modest car and jeans and T-shirt, and have received nothing but the best service every time I come. I have lived in Spain twice and have a fairly large list of my favorite Spanish wines. The owner is always VERY helpful, and he special orders my favorite Spanish wines that he otherwise does not carry whenever I ask. Further, he normally gets my orders into the shop within 3 days or so and does not charge me any fee for special ordering the bottles. I have nothing but the highest compliments for the service, selection, price, and lengths to which the staff goes to accommodate their customers.

Pros: Excellent selection and service; special orders for no extra fee.

Cons: A cheese selection would be a nice addition.

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I love this shop. If you have time to browse it is a very friendly place to just look around and discover wines you don't find in most places. It is clean and well lit. I trust the staff with recommendations as they have tasted most of the wine there. There are times when it gets quite crowded. Or when to get help you may have to wait. This is a small store with a small staff and they like to treat customers with personal attention. When they are helping you, you are the most important person there. I do try to visit when it is less busy, if I want help.

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★★★★★

I love this shop. If you have time to browse it is a very friendly place to just look around and discover wines you don't find in most places. It is clean and well lit. I trust the staff with recommendations as they have tasted most of the wine there. There are times when it gets quite crowded. Or when to get help you may have to wait. This is a small store with a small staff and they like to treat customers with personal attention. When they are helping you, you are the most important person there. I do try to visit when it is less busy, if I want help.

Pros: Small friendly staff that get to know you personaly

Cons: sometimes too busy to give all the help you need

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Contrary to the last reviewer's comments, I pulled up in my dinged-up Chevy wearing dirty jeans and an old t-shirt, and the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. I needed help finding a good Spanish wine, and the lady that helped me (dont know the name, sorry) seemed to be nearly omniscient when it came to helping me select a good wine. I highly recommend Solo Vino.

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★★★★★

Contrary to the last reviewer's comments, I pulled up in my dinged-up Chevy wearing dirty jeans and an old t-shirt, and the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. I needed help finding a good Spanish wine, and the lady that helped me (dont know the name, sorry) seemed to be nearly omniscient when it came to helping me select a good wine. I highly recommend Solo Vino.

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Don't expect good or even courteous service unless you pull-up in a Mercedes or some imported convertable mid-life-crisis-mobile. I had supported Solo Vino from the beginning, but of late the short shrift received at the hands of its staff is intolerable. While I live only two blocks from Solo Vino and have enjoyed many fine bottles of decently-priced wine in the past, I would gladly drive miles out of my way to shop elsewhere. I haven't been treated so rudely since my IRS audit.

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Don't expect good or even courteous service unless you pull-up in a Mercedes or some imported convertable mid-life-crisis-mobile. I had supported Solo Vino from the beginning, but of late the short shrift received at the hands of its staff is intolerable. While I live only two blocks from Solo Vino and have enjoyed many fine bottles of decently-priced wine in the past, I would gladly drive miles out of my way to shop elsewhere. I haven't been treated so rudely since my IRS audit.

Pros: Good selection of reasonably priced wine.

Cons: Rude, classist, obsequious staff.

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If you know wine, you need to know Solo Vino. This wine shop, located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of St. Paul, has the friendly customer service you expect from a small business, but the knowledge and expertise you expect from from the best in the industry. There is an ample selection of wine in every price range and there are no pretensions as you might expect.

PROS: knowledgable staff, great selection
CONS: one location

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★★★★★

If you know wine, you need to know Solo Vino. This wine shop, located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of St. Paul, has the friendly customer service you expect from a small business, but the knowledge and expertise you expect from from the best in the industry. There is an ample selection of wine in every price range and there are no pretensions as you might expect.

PROS: knowledgable staff, great selection
CONS: one location

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This place is for you if you are a hardcore oenophile (wine geek) or a newbie. These guys take care of you - tell them what you want (or that you don't know what you want) and they will set you up.

The owners pride themselves in having a wide selection of reasonably priced, everyday wines, but they also have some super exclusive items not available at any other place else in the Cities.

The classes they offer are FUN and informative, the instore tastings are great, and you can usually get one of the owners to hug you.

PROS: The Best.
CONS: makes every other store a big dissappointment

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★★★★★

This place is for you if you are a hardcore oenophile (wine geek) or a newbie. These guys take care of you - tell them what you want (or that you don't know what you want) and they will set you up.

The owners pride themselves in having a wide selection of reasonably priced, everyday wines, but they also have some super exclusive items not available at any other place else in the Cities.

The classes they offer are FUN and informative, the instore tastings are great, and you can usually get one of the owners to hug you.

PROS: The Best.
CONS: makes every other store a big dissappointment

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Tell them what you're serving for dinner; your budget; and any preferences (regions, etc.) and they'll come up with a zinger or two. My guests absolutely gushed over the Spanish wine I served - and it was less than $10 per bottle. Hah!

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★★★★★

Tell them what you're serving for dinner; your budget; and any preferences (regions, etc.) and they'll come up with a zinger or two. My guests absolutely gushed over the Spanish wine I served - and it was less than $10 per bottle. Hah!

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Very friendly service, good wine recommendations, great hours. And they will keep track of your wine purchases for you - so you can come back and get more of what you liked!

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Very friendly service, good wine recommendations, great hours. And they will keep track of your wine purchases for you - so you can come back and get more of what you liked!

Pros: Friendly, Convenient

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Absolutely agree with the previous review. This is hands-down the best place to buy wine. The staff actually know what they're talking about, and don't make things up just to sound smart. I've never gotten a bad recommendation from any of them. Prices are good, too.

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Absolutely agree with the previous review. This is hands-down the best place to buy wine. The staff actually know what they're talking about, and don't make things up just to sound smart. I've never gotten a bad recommendation from any of them. Prices are good, too.

Pros: great selection, knowledgeable staff

Cons: only one location

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Now they turn toward helping regular folks. This 1,800-square-foot shop is tastefully jammed with fine wines (there's a tiny fridge with a few beers and bottles of liquor, but why bother). The help is young but amazingly…

 

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