Ted Farrell: Our Wine Guy

Watch Ted's Twin Cities Live Segment, See His Recipes, and Find His Recommendations

Check back on this page regularly to watch Ted Farrell's latest segments on Twin Cities Live. Find out what wine and drinks are trending and what you should be drinking seasonally!

 

Holiday gift ideas? We've got you covered!

Here are the wines (and gifts!) mentioned in the segment: 

  • True Vino Drill
  • Chirpy Top Wine Pourer
  • Lockwood Cabernet
  • Santa's Flask Party Flask
  • Viski Tumbler and Ice Sphere Set
  • Rabbit Cocktail Mixer

Recipe: Mulled Wine

Ingredients: 

Follow the directions on the mulling spices bottle, garnish with an orange slice, and enjoy!

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Check out our picks for wine and cocktail pairings to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner! Whether you are a wine connoisseur or are new to the world of wine, we have just the wine for you!

Here are the wines mentioned in the segment: 

Recipe: Cran-Mossa

Ingredients: 

In a champagne glass, fill half with prosecco, and half with cranberry juice. Garnish with orange slice and a single cranberry.

Bonus Recipe: Louisa's Manhattan

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Louisa's Liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Luxardo cherry

This is a very simple twist on the classic recipe for one of the worlds most iconic whiskey cocktails. Place cherry in the bottom of a chilled drinking glass. Briefly stir all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass and garnish. Enjoy!


 
 

Whether you're a wine drinker, a martini drinker or looking for a fun and festive cocktail, we've got your Halloween drinks covered. Sip on any of these and you'll be dancing to the Monster Mash in no time!

Here are the wines mentioned in the segment: 

Recipe: Bleeding Heart Martini

Ingredients: 

Chill martini glasses. Put a dollop of vermouth inside each glass. Swirl it around to coat the glass, then dump it out. Put baby beet on a toothpick and insert into glass. Shake gin in a shaker until cold and pour into glass. Enjoy!

Recipe: Zombie Gut Punch

Ingredients: 

To see more of our favorite fall cocktail recipes, click here!


 
 

Just like a book, you shouldn't judge wine by it's label. It's what's inside the bottle that counts. But sometimes, a winery masters both. In this episode of Twin Cities Live, Ted talks about a few vineyards that have a great tasting wine AND a well-designed bottle. 

Here are the wines mentioned in the segment: 


 

Fall is in the air! Have you noticed the weather getting cooler and crisper? With the start of the season comes all of our favorite autumnal traditions. Cue the pumpkin spice and apple cider everything! This week on Twin Cities Live, Ted spoke of all things fall – just like how your wardrobe changes, your fall wines should also be different than what you were drinking in summer. 

Here are the wines and beers mentioned in the segment: 

Recipe: Pomme-osa (aka Apple Cider Mimosa)

Ingredients: 

Pour two ounces of apple cider into a champagne flute. Fill the remainder of the glass with Louis Bouillot Brut Champagne. Get creative with your presentation by garnishing with an apple slice or rimming the flute with cinnamon sugar for some extra sweetness!

To see more of our favorite fall cocktail recipes, click here!