The Twin Cities is blessed with a number of great wine shops, each with something a little different to offer in their specialties and amenities. Each month we will feature a different wine shop that is holding a sale. This month we highlight Haskell's, which is holding its Nickel Sale through May 1.
|Haskell's Downtown Minneapolis|
Haskell's was founded in 1934 by Fritzi and Benny Haskell, who started the original store on Seventh Street in Minneapolis. Since Benny was a convicted bootlegger he couldn't obtain a liquor license, so it had to be registered in Fritzi's name. Haskell's has the distinction of being the first liquor store in the U.S. to import a container of wine from France in 1935. In 1970, Jack Farrell acquired the company and has turned it into a Twin Cities institution, with 10 stores (one in Naples, Florida). Haskell's has been called one of North America's finest wine shops by publications such as Esquire magazine, and Market Watch named Jack Farrell a "Market Leader."
I interviewed Beau Farrell, Haskell's director of internet sales (and Jack' Farrell's son), about the wine shop.More »