Ted Farrell
Name: Ted Farrell
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Ted Farrell is Vice 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.

Vintage Wines from 2008  

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  

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.  

Taste Washington Wine Month  

Washington state is the biggest producer of premium wine in the entire country, right behind California.  March is Taste Washington Wine Month and Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has is favorite picks from Washington. 

Fish Grenoble  

You are use to seeing Ted Farrell on Twin Cities Live with wine from Haskell’s.  Ted not only knows his stuff when it comes to wine, he knows how to use wine in the kitchen too! 

The Teddies  

In honor of the Oscars airing this Sunday on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, we asked our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to come up with his own awards. We present...The Teddies!

Romantic Drink Picks  

Our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells is playing Cupid!  He’s giving us his picks for some “romantic” drinks for Valentine’s Day. 

Organic & Biodynamic Wines  

The produce section at the grocery store isn’t the only place to find organic products.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s explains the organic and biodynamic wines you’ll find in the wine aisle. 

Wine Resolutions   Back To Top

A lot of New Years resolutions are about healthy eating and exercise.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s, has some wine resolutions for you to add to your list. 

Gifts from the Liquor Store   Back To Top

Don’t worry about deciding what to get for gifts from the liquor store.  The pros at Haskell’s will do the work for you!  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, shows off some of the great options you’ll find at Haskell’s

Holiday Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with some drinks perfect for the holidays. 

French Wines   Back To Top

For wine enthusiasts around the world, November 21st is a big day.  It’s the day that a new edition of Beaujolais Nouveau is released.  The grapes to make this wine come from the Beaujolais region of France and are harvested early to make this wine stand out.

90+ Point Wines Under $12   Back To Top

Wines from around the world are ranked on a scale up to 100 points.  Ted Farrell from Haskells, is here to tell us what the point rating means.  Plus he shows us his picks for wine that rated 90 plus points and they are all under $12.00. 

Ted’s Deer Burger   Back To Top

Rifle season opens November 9th for deer hunters in Minnesota.  Soon those freezers will be filling up with venison.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s, not only knows his wine, he’s an avid hunter as well.  He’s sharing his recipe for burgers using venison.  For the perfect wine to pair with it, Ted recommends Vina Robles Red 4.

Spooky Wines & Beer   Back To Top

Even your wine can be perfect for Halloween.  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here with some spooky types of beer and wine. 

Don’t Have this Wine? Then Try That   Back To Top

You sit down at your favorite restaurant and take a look at the wine menu.  A moment of panic sets in when you notice that your favorite type of wine isn’t on the menu.  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here to help! 

Autumn Wine   Back To Top

It’s official, the season is Autumn.  It’s time to celebrate fall with a wint perfect for harvest season.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with his picks for Autumn wines, all under $15. 

Wine & Football Party Foods   Back To Top

Beer isn't the only choice to go with wings, chili and potato chips. Our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with wine pairings to go with your favorite game day foods.

Finding the Perfect Wine and Cheese Pairing   Back To Top

With so many different choices of wine and cheese if might be hard making the perfect match. Our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, joins us with some suggestions.

Irish Inspired Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskells is at the Irish Fair of Minnesota with Emily showing her some drinks that you could actually make at home that are inspired by the Irish! 

Wines for Every Occasion   Back To Top

If you need a good bottle of wine, Ted Farrell from Haskells,  is the man to go to.  From which wine is the best for sipping on the patio to wines under $10 that are crowd pleasers, Ted is back with the summer edition of “The Teddies”!

Wines from Croatia   Back To Top

Croatia doesn’t necessarily make you think of wine when thinking of top producers.  Haskell’s, Ted Farrell, says Croatia is one country you won’t want to pass by in the wine aisle though.  Ted joins us with wines from spots off the beaten path.

Napa & Sonoma Wines   Back To Top

Even if you haven’t been to wine country, you can still enjoy the tastes.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells has his picks from some of those places.

Father’s Day Gifts from Haskell’s   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s knows just what to get for the dad in your life – no matter what kind of dad he is.  Whether he is outdoorsy, techy, a reader, or a Mr. Fixit, Haskell’s has something that will work.

Ted’s Sicilian Wine Picks   Back To Top

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskells, recently got back from a trip to Italy.  He was busy visiting the vineyards who supply the wine at Haskells.  Ted is here with some of his favorite Sicilian wine picks. 

Spring Wines that Match the Flowers   Back To Top

You hear the saying there are “notes of flowers” in wine.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s, has some wines that you might want to try that match spring flowers.

Celebratory Wines   Back To Top

Buying an anniversary or retirement gift can be challenging.  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskells has some perfect gift ideas.