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.

Napa Wines  

Last week, Napa, California experienced their worst earthquake they’ve seen in over twenty years.  The 6.0 earthquake did some damage but not enough to cause worries over a price hike on your favorite wine, says Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine.  

Farrell House Wines  

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has been sharing his vast knowledge of wines from around the world.  We wondered which ones were his personal favorites.  We asked Ted what he always makes sure to have in his wine rack in his own home.  

Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise  

Ted Farrell with Haskell’s took Emily along with him down the St. Croix River on the Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise to sample some of this year’s most popular grape varietals.

Minnesota Distilleries  

Entrepreneurs in Minnesota are taking a chance in the tight liquor market, hoping to make it big with their micro-distilleries.  Ted Farrell from Haskells brought in some samples from some of the distilleries finding success. 

Domestic Wines  

With just a week until we celebrate our declaration of independence, Ted with Haskell’s has his favorite picks for wines that were “born in the USA.”  


The fruit infused wine, known as Sangria, has been served up for centuries.  However, it didn’t make its U.S. debut until 1964 during the World’s Fair.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some ways to make your own or some ready to drink options. 

Boxed Wines  

It’s shatter-proof, it holds the equivalent of four bottles, and it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for at least a month.  If you aren’t a fan of boxed wines, our wine guy Ted Farrell from Haskell’s might just change your mind.  He’s here with some of his picks for boxed wines to give a try.

Vintage Wines from 2008   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.