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.
 

 

Wines from the Mediterranean  

Wine guy, Ted Farrell, owner of Haskell’s, is keeping us in the Mediterranean with his wine picks.

Batch Cocktails

Haskell's Ted Farrell shares recipes for big batch cocktails to please a crowd.

Best Wines on Sale  

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by to hand out The Teddies! The awards go to the best wines part of Haskell's Fall Sale, which runs through November 5th at their 12 Minnesota locations. Watch to get Ted's pick for the best wine to stock up on now for Thanksgiving dinner!

Tailgating Drinks  

Over the years, the “art” of tailgating has changed.  Our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, has a few tips to tailgating the right way!  Check out Haskell’s Fall Sale that runs through November 5th.

He Makes a Whiskey Drink  

In honor of Twin Cities Live's Dude Week, Haskell's Ted Farrell stops by to share simple whiskey cocktail recipes. 

Save Big at the Liquor Store

Twin Cities Live is all about saving you money. Haskell's Ted Farrell stopped by with ways you can get discounts at the liquor store! 

Wine to Unwind at the Fair  

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s, gives us the 4-1-1 on where the best place to get wine at the fair is.

Wines from Croatia   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg recently went on vacation in Croatia with a group of Minnesotans. While she was there, she went to a winery. But this isn’t just any winery. Korta Katarina, or KK, is owned by Minnesotans Lee and Penny Anderson. The couple was visiting the area while doing some humanitarian work. They fell in love with the region. They took their passion for wine and their love of Croatia and started KK. Each wine has a story and that’s what the folks at the winery are most proud of.

The Melissa Peterman Wine Four-Pack   Back To Top

In honor of actress Melissa Peterman co-hosting Twin Cities Live, our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by with four of her favorite varietals of wine along with a great deal!

Wine and Liquor Gadgets   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.

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!