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.


French Wines  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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!   

Patio Wines   Back To Top

Hopefully, you will find yourself out on your patio this Memorial Day Weekend.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has four summer wine picks that you can enjoy on the patio for the best summer ever! 

Burgandy Wines from France   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s continues to travel the world to ensure he has the best wines available.  Recently he returned from a 5-day excursion to the Burgandy region of France.  He brought with him some of his favorites.

Sonoma Wines   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskells just returned from a trip to Sonoma County in California.  He shares his wine picks from the county. 

Seeing Double at Haskell's   Back To Top

Wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s, says you’ll be seeing double when you check out their stores.  Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes.  He has some fantastic “buy one- get one” deals on wine as a part of Haskell’s Spring Sale. 

Masculine Wines   Back To Top

Wine isn’t just for the ladies.  Believe it or not, there are wines out there that are known as “masculine”. Ted Farrell, owner of Haskell’s Wine, introduces us to a few.

Red Wine Blends   Back To Top

When you see the name of one specific grape (like Merlot or Pinot Noir, for example) it means that at least 75% of the wine comes from that type of wine grape.  Combining those varietals to make wine blends is a trend you are seeing more of.  Haskell’s wine guy, Ted Farrell, shows us some of his favorites. 

Floral Wines   Back To Top

Throughout the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, master gardeners, DIY Experts, chefs, and other pros will share their secrets and skills.  This includes our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells.  He shares with us wines that relate perfectly with the flowers filling the convention center.

Wine and Candy Pairings   Back To Top

In honor of Valentine's Day, TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by to pair wines with chocolates and other sweets.

Wine for the Big Game   Back To Top

A lot of folks will be watching the big game on Sunday.  There will be plenty of beer and football appetizers.  If you are a wine lover, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has you covered. 

Red Red Wine   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is taking us to warmer climates on this cold, frigid day.  He shares wines from the southern hemisphere.  

Cooking with Wine   Back To Top

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s, unquestionably knows his wine.  But, he knows his way around the kitchen too.  He cooks up Rib Eye Steaks in Red Wine Sauce.  Plus he suggests some wines perfect to pair with whatever you are having for dinner. 

Wine & Cheese Pairings   Back To Top

Over the holidays, one of the most popular appetizers served is probably a cheese tray.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells, is here to fill us in on which wine should be paired with those cheeses.