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.
 

 

Wine and Liquor Gadgets  

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, has comedian Louie Anderson guess the purpose of some quirky gadgets he sells.

Don't Judge a Wine by Its Label  

To grab attention in the liquor store aisles, winemakers are spending more money to make fancier labels. But don't let that be the deciding factor on what you purchase. TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares four wines with less than glamorous labels that aren't worth passing up.

National Wine Day and Int'l Chardonnay Day  

TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by to celebrate two 'holidays' he holds close to his heart: International Chardonnay Day and National Wine Day. Plus, he has exclusive deals for TCLers!

Wines from the Western Mediterranean  

In celebration of Steve's upcoming cruise to the western Mediterranean, our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by with his vino picks for Italy, France and Spain along with a bonus from Gibraltar.

A Wine Expert's Favorite Wines On Sale  

Haskell's 12 Minnesota locations are having their biggest sale of the year. To help navigate you through the deals, we asked our wine guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to present some awards. We call these "The Teddies."  

Building the Perfect Cheese Tray  

Whether you have time to plan or are in a pinch, Haskell's Ted Farrell shares advice on building the perfect cheese platter for your next gathering.

Hard Seltzer Picks  

With sales booming for flavored sparkling water company, La Croix, other businesses are trying to cash in. Enter the hard seltzers -- waters infused with alcohol. They're popping up on liquor store shelves, so we asked Haskell's Ted Farrell to share options worth trying.

Cookie and Wine Pairings   Back To Top

TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, was tasked with a tough assignment -- to pair Girl Scout cookies with wine. He shares his picks for what goes best with your favorite. 

French Wines   Back To Top

Wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells Wine just returned for the Bordeaux Region in France.  He’s sharing three wines that he says will give you a taste of that area.

Valentine’s Day Wine Picks   Back To Top

No matter how you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, TCL’s Wine Guy has a bottle of vino or bubbly to help. Haskell’s Ted Farrell shares his picks whether you’re looking to stay in or are looking to pop the big question.

Fat Reds   Back To Top

What does it mean when someone describes a red wine as a “good fat red wine”?  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells explains and shows us some of his favorites.

Answers to Your Questions About Wine   Back To Top

We asked Haskell's Ted Farrell to answer your questions about wine! He stops by with advice on how long a bottle of vino is good for once it's opened along with a unique product that lets you drink wine hands free.

Duck Burger Sliders   Back To Top

TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, is a man with many talents. Not only does he have a wealth of knowledge about wine, he knows his way around the kitchen, too. He shares his own recipe for duck burger sliders along with a couple wines that pair well with wild game.

Wine Gadgets   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell has wine gadgets gift ideas for the person in your life who loves vino!

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings   Back To Top

Don’t let the thousands of options at the liquor store overwhelm you when it comes to picking up wine for Thanksgiving Day. Haskell’s Ted Farrell shares his pairing picks along with a couple appetizer ideas.

Wine Top Secrets   Back To Top

TCL’s Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, shares his top secrets when it comes to storing and remembering wine.

Do's and Don'ts of Buying Wine on Sale   Back To Top

The idea that wine is better if it's older isn't always true. TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, explains why you should remember the acronym DYA at the liquor store.

Wine and Cheese Pairings   Back To Top

TCL’s Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, serves up his picks for the best wine and cheese pairings to make you look like a pro at your party!

4 Sparkling Wine Picks under $20   Back To Top

Raise a glass without emptying out your wallet! Our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, describes the difference between Champagne and other sparkling wines, and shares four picks that cost less than $20. 

Red Blend Wine Picks   Back To Top

There’s more to a red blend wine than dumping leftovers into a bottle. Haskell’s Ted Farrell stops by to explain how they’re made along with four bottles worth picking up.

Whine Pairings with our Wine Guy   Back To Top

Everyone loves to come to the State Fair.  By the end of the day, though, your attitude might have a 180 shift.  Your feet hurt, you can’t get the smell of the swine barn out of your nose and you’re so stuffed your miserable!  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell's says sit down and relax with a nice glass of wine.

Wines that Take Home the Gold   Back To Top

We challenged our Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, to pick four of his favorite wines that deserve a gold medal. Best of all, they’re under $10!

Sweet Treats Using Wine   Back To Top

It’s time to make desserts using wine! Haskell’s Ted Farrell shares ice cream and slushy recipes you can make as a sweet treat!

Tour de France with Wine   Back To Top

July 14th marks the anniversary of the storming of a fortress during the beginning of the French Revolution back in 1789.  We call this day Bastille Day!  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine takes us on a Tour de France through wine!   

Boozy Milkshakes   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell typically shares wine picks from around the world, but for this segment, we challenged him to find the best adult milkshakes on the internet. He stopped by with three delicious choices you can make for guests. 

Rose All Day   Back To Top

TCL’s Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, shares four rose wine picks perfect for sipping while on the patio this summer!

Wine & Grilled Food Pairings   Back To Top

Fire up the grill and grab a corkscrew! Haskell’s Ted Farrell pairs wines with burgers, chicken, and more!

European Wine Picks   Back To Top

Haskell’s is home to over 10,000 wine products, including thousands highlighting the best regions for vino in Europe. Haskell’s Ted Farrell shares two sweet Riesling picks along with two wines coming from Portugal, including one bottle of Port. 

Salty Treats and Sweet Wines   Back To Top

The sweet and salty combo is certainly a popular one, but we wanted to know what salty treats would go well with sweet wines. Emily goes to Haskell’s in Saint Paul to meet up with Ted Farrell, our TCL Wine Guy. He has some great combos that will have you ready to snack and sip.

Pinot Gris Vs. Pinot Grigio   Back To Top

Now that the weather is finally warming up, many folks are starting to drink more white wine. But what’s the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio? Ted Farrell from Haskell’s breaks it down for us and he shares his favorite picks of both with Emily.