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 Cheese Pairings  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Our Wine Guy's Picks for Best Merlots   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.