Haskell's History & Awards
Haskell's has been lifting people's 'spirits' since 1934
We take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty over these past 80+ years. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the needs of this great community. Who would have imagined back in 1934 that Haskell’s would endure for so many decades, but our penchant for service and the wide variety of wine, spirits, and beers has served all the people of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest very well.
Fritzi Haskell, our founder, would be so very proud. She had Minnesotans drinking wine when the rest of our country was drinking gin fizzes. We were happy to assume her role as the Twin Cities wine people in 1970. For the past 5 decades, we have provided our customers with the widest selection, great prices and the best service possible. Our 12 stores now cover the entire metropolitan area, and we stand ready to supply your wine, spirits, and brew needs, as our delivery service is legendary.
We have been privileged to serve the White House, Buckingham Palace, and the governments of Spain, Italy and Israel, as well as so many wonderful families and businesses in our fair state. In fact, Haskell’s was honored to help plan the wine and food for the Russian Head of State when Mikhail Gorbachev came to Minnesota in 1990. He left our state very impressed with our food, the wines of our country, and the great hospitality of the people of Minnesota.
We have enjoyed many Minnesota milestones as the wine and spirits vendor of the Twin Cities, but our greatest pleasure comes from helping you, our valued customers, with your family celebrations and we thank you for that honor.
As we raise a glass to toast, we look forward to serving this great community for at least another 80 years!
- 1989 Market Watch retailer of the Year
- 2000 Beverage Dynamics Retailer of the Year
- 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist -Ernst & Young Jack Farrell
- 1973 Founded Minnesota Chapter Chevalier du Tastevin
- 2000 Founded Naples Chapter Chevalier du Tastevin
- 1970 Founded Minnesota Chapter Chaines des Rotisseurs
- Founding Minnesota Member of Sopexa
- 2008 Founding Member of Vibrant Rioja
- 2009 - International Beverage Company #1 Performing Retailer
- Honorary member Commandrie du Bordeaux...Inducted by Alexis Lichine
- Numerous Local Awards