Ted Farrell
Name: Ted Farrell
TCL Contributor: Wine Guy
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Ted Farrell is President of Haskell's, one of the country's finest wine stores. Being a family business, Ted has been in the wine industry for majority of his life. His father, Jack Farrell, and grandfather purchased Haskell's in 1970 from Fritzy Haskell. Then only one store, Haskell's now has 13 locations in Minnesota. Ted had to do a multitude of tasks and jobs eventually working his way up the Haskell's ladder. That experience allowed Ted to develop a palate for wine, spirits, ales, and all types food.

Currently, Ted travels the world's wine regions selecting the highest quality and best valued wines to send back to Minnesota for his customers to enjoy.


Masculine Wines  

Wine isn’t just for the ladies.  Believe it or not, there are wines out there that are known as “masculine”. Ted Farrell, owner of Haskell’s Wine, introduces us to a few.

Red Wine Blends  

When you see the name of one specific grape (like Merlot or Pinot Noir, for example) it means that at least 75% of the wine comes from that type of wine grape.  Combining those varietals to make wine blends is a trend you are seeing more of.  Haskell’s wine guy, Ted Farrell, shows us some of his favorites. 

Floral Wines  

Throughout the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, master gardeners, DIY Experts, chefs, and other pros will share their secrets and skills.  This includes our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells.  He shares with us wines that relate perfectly with the flowers filling the convention center.

Wine and Candy Pairings  

In honor of Valentine's Day, TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by to pair wines with chocolates and other sweets.

Wine for the Big Game  

A lot of folks will be watching the big game on Sunday.  There will be plenty of beer and football appetizers.  If you are a wine lover, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has you covered. 

Red Red Wine  

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is taking us to warmer climates on this cold, frigid day.  He shares wines from the southern hemisphere.  

Cooking with Wine  

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s, unquestionably knows his wine.  But, he knows his way around the kitchen too.  He cooks up Rib Eye Steaks in Red Wine Sauce.  Plus he suggests some wines perfect to pair with whatever you are having for dinner. 

Wine & Cheese Pairings   Back To Top

Over the holidays, one of the most popular appetizers served is probably a cheese tray.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells, is here to fill us in on which wine should be paired with those cheeses. 

Wines for Thanksgiving   Back To Top

You have your turkey and the pumpkin pie all ready for Thanksgiving, but there might be one thing your not sure about.  Do you have the right wine to serve?  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here with wines that go with some classic Thanksgiving foods.

Tour of Italy   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskells takes us on a “Tour of Itally with four wines from different regions of Italia.  

Wine Deals   Back To Top

Whether your go to wine is a chardonnay or a good house wine, you’ll want to head to Haskell’s Fall Wine Sale where you can get buy one and get one free.  Ted Farrell has his picks to check out. 

Ask the Wine Guy   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s travels the world to bring the finest wines back to Minnesota.  Haskell’s carries over 10,000 wine products and Ted knows a lot about wine in general.  He answers some of the questions you have about wine.

High Rated Wines   Back To Top

On a bottle of wine, you may have noticed a point system given.  It’s based on a scale of 100 and is used by wine magazines and enthusiasts.  An excellent bottle of wine will have a score of 90 and above.  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskells shares four “excellent” wines for under $15 a bottle.

Harvest Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell of Haskell’s shares the flavor of fall with apple wines, pumpkin beers, and more. 

9/24 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth is back from vacation!  Steve and Elizabeth do a little catching up.

Napa Wines   Back To Top

Last week, Napa, California experienced their worst earthquake they’ve seen in over twenty years.  The 6.0 earthquake did some damage but not enough to cause worries over a price hike on your favorite wine, says Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine.  

Farrell House Wines   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has been sharing his vast knowledge of wines from around the world.  We wondered which ones were his personal favorites.  We asked Ted what he always makes sure to have in his wine rack in his own home.  

Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise   Back To Top

Ted Farrell with Haskell’s took Emily along with him down the St. Croix River on the Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise to sample some of this year’s most popular grape varietals.

Minnesota Distilleries   Back To Top

Entrepreneurs in Minnesota are taking a chance in the tight liquor market, hoping to make it big with their micro-distilleries.  Ted Farrell from Haskells brought in some samples from some of the distilleries finding success. 

Domestic Wines   Back To Top

With just a week until we celebrate our declaration of independence, Ted with Haskell’s has his favorite picks for wines that were “born in the USA.”  

Sangria   Back To Top

The fruit infused wine, known as Sangria, has been served up for centuries.  However, it didn’t make its U.S. debut until 1964 during the World’s Fair.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some ways to make your own or some ready to drink options. 

Boxed Wines   Back To Top

It’s shatter-proof, it holds the equivalent of four bottles, and it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for at least a month.  If you aren’t a fan of boxed wines, our wine guy Ted Farrell from Haskell’s might just change your mind.  He’s here with some of his picks for boxed wines to give a try.

Vintage Wines from 2008   Back To Top

The year 2008.  What a fantastic year!  That’s the year that Twin Cities Live debuted.  To celebrate, we asked Ted Farrell from Haskell’s to pick his vintage wines from that year!   

Haskell’s Nickel Sale   Back To Top

Although the wine isn’t five cents a bottle at the Haskell’s Nickel Sale any more, there are still some pretty spectacular deals!  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has his picks from the sale.