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 & Grilled Food Pairings  

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

European Wine Picks  

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  

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  

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.

Our Wine Guy's Picks for Best Merlots  

One scene in the 2004 cult-hit comedy “Sideways” changed the world of Merlot wines. Years later, winemakers are still feeling the impact, although the varietal is widely available and is produced in regions around the world. Haskell’s Ted Farrell shares his Merlot picks.

Wines the Experts Drink  

We couldn’t celebrate National Drink Wine Day with our Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell! He stopped by with wines that Ted and his family have on hand at home along with deals for TCL’ers!

Haskell’s Cookbook: Shrimp Fritters  

For over 80 years, the family that owns and operates Haskell’s have provided Minnesotan with expert advice when it comes to wine selections. The Farrell clan also know their way around the kitchen. Our Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, shares his recipe for Shrimp Fritters.  

Host a Wine Party   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell shares clever taste testing ideas for incorporating wine into your next house gathering.

Wine Guy’s Guide to the Holidays   Back To Top

TCL’s Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell shares his guide for the holidays, including a crowd-pleasing wine that will make a great hostess gift and a suggestion on what drink to sip on as you celebrate the New Year!

Variations on the Moscow Mule   Back To Top

The ingredients to a Moscow Mule are simple: vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. They soared in popularity during America's fascination with vodka in the 1950s. TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shared variations to the Moscow Mule. 

French Wines   Back To Top

Beaujolais Nouveau is a French tradition. The red wine, produced in the Beaujolais region of that country, is released every year on the third Thursday of November and is sold around the world. TCL’s Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, stops by with the 2015 batch and other French wines worth trying.

After Thanksgiving Dinner Drink   Back To Top

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans will spend 1.23 hours eating and drinking over Thanksgiving weekend. To make it the best Thanksgiving ever, Haskell’s Ted Farrell has wine and pie pairings along with a recipe for an after dinner drink you can sip on as a cocktail or mix with coffee.

Flavors of Fall   Back To Top

Pumpkin spice has gone beyond the coffee shop. Pumpkin-flavored vodka, wine and beer are now dotting the aisles of the liquor store. Haskell's Ted Farrell stops by with some flavors of fall.

90 Point Plus Wines   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some wines that are deemed outstanding by the pros.  That doesn’t mean you have to pay hundreds of dollars for the wines that rate 90 Point Plus. Ted explains what that means.   

Rare Wines   Back To Top

The hit show, Scandal, returns for its fifth season on ABC Premiere Week!  The main character , Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington), knows a lot about wine – especially rare wines.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s catches up on Scandal and gives Steve a lesson in rare but affordable red wines.

Fall Wines   Back To Top

The days of sipping Sangria and Sauvignon Blancs out on the patio are making way for heartier wines good for slow cooker meals and watching TV from the couch.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s shares his wine picks to help you transition into fall.

Wine Tasting   Back To Top

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s Wine spent the morning judging over 80 wines in the Amateur Wine Producer Contest in the Agriculture-Horticulture Building.  Whether you are judging wine or just enjoying a glass, Ted says there are five steps to tasting wine like a pro. 

Wine Chat with Haskell's Ted Farrell   Back To Top

Our regular wine guy Ted Farrell from Haskell's has been on the show for years. Elizabeth and Steve decided to switch things up and have a wine chat with Ted to get answers for some commonly asked questions.

Beer Lovers Guide to Wine   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with the “Beer Lovers Guide to Wine.”  Tell him what beer you love and he’ll tell you what wine you should be trying! 

Sauvignon Blancs   Back To Top

The US Women’s soccer team added another World Cup star to their jerseys.  We’re having our own friendly world competition with wine!  Sauvignon Blanc is a classic summer wine.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine brings his favorite Sauvignon Blanc from the USA, New Zealand, and other countries. 

Picnic Wines with Haskell's   Back To Top

It's the perfect time to pack a picnic and enjoy the warmth of summer! We challenged our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to pair classic picnic foods with wines. All of his picks are under $10! 

Wine Cocktails   Back To Top

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells, has three recipes for wine cocktails to get you on your way to having your best summer ever!