Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This Week's Tasting:

2012 Bertrand Stehelin Rhones

October 1, 2014

I am an unabashed fan of Bertrand Stehelin's wines, particularly in the fresh and juicy 2012 Rhone vintage. He is a vigneron in Gigondas, the second appelation of the Rhone crus after Chateauneuf du Pape, and makes a bold understatement in crafting his wines. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Great Inexpensive Wines

September 24, 2014

What was not to like? The evidence was plain; the large number of Everyday cases and packs that people ordered from the tasting. (Continue reading)

Federal offers free tastings every week. 2012 Winner of Icons of Whisky Award

Boston's premier wine shop, offering an 8,000 bottle cellar of fine and rare wines from around the world. Join us for our free tastings Wednesdays, 5 - 7 pm.

We also carry a full line of spirits, ales and beers for all tastes and budgets, including a splendid selection of single malt Scotch. Voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Icons of Whisky": 2011 and 2012 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA.

Open Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, Saturdays 11am - 6pm, and closed Sundays

Past Tastings

Affordable Eclectic Piedmont Reds - September 17th

Peter writes, Last week's Piedmont tasting included some rare and new wines as well as a few well known traditions.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Winemaker Jon Tomaselli of Torii Mor, Willamette Valley Oregon - September 10th

Assistant winemaker Jon Tomaselli was here last week from Willamette's Torii Mor winery, pouring six of his wines and sharing great stories of the region's recent vintages.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Spanish Gems - September 4th

Peter writes, "Last week we had everyone agree on two things. One is that Chris Campbell is very knowledgable and extremely enthusiastic. The other is that he selects very fine wines."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Rhonifornia - August 27th

John writes, "Rhone grapes do very well in California, seemed to be the tasters' consensus and for some a discovery."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2010 Caparra and Siciliani Volvito Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva

Spice it Up

A Most Unusual White Bordeaux

2012 Ch Couronneau

2007 Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Winery Re-releases a Critics' Dream Vintage

The Wind in the Vineyard

2010 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella, 2008 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella and 2010 Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo

Celebrate Novelty

2011 Negro Lorenzo Roero Arneis Spumante

Limited Quantities of Two Wonderfully Successful Estates

2012 Meo Camuzet and Faiveley Red Burgundies

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Biancos and Rosatos

Ridiculously Sophisticated and Classy Wines

Two Less Usual Summer Pinot Noirs

2010 Clos Henri Pinot Noir Petit Clos, New Zealand and 2013 Domaine Saint Nicolas Pinot Noir, Loire

2010 Burlotto and Fenocchio Barolos

Inventors of Tradition and Proprietors of Value

2011 Walter Hansel Russian River Chardonnay North Slope

Full, Rich, Stoney

2010 Renzo Masi Chianti Rufina Riserva

A BMW for the Price of a Bicycle

2012 Domaine Faiveley

Rare and Dear, Well Worth It

2013 M. Lapierre Morgon and 2013 Lapierre Raisins Gaulois

Tradition and Revolution

Sicily Leads the Way

2013 Gurreira Grillo, 2013 Cantine Valenti Enrico IV Carricante & 2012 Cantine Valenti Poesia Etna Rosato

2010 Proprieta Sperino Costa della Sesia Uvaggio and 2008 Proprieta Sperino Lessona

Dazzling Nebbiolo, Great Value

Local Boy's Bordeaux Wows the French

2010 Ch. Edmus St. Emilion Grand Cru

A Rhone Master Strikes Anew

2011 Pierre Usseglio Lirac

2011 Cantine Valenti Norma and 2011 Cantine Valenti Puritani Riserva

Mount Etna Strikes Again

2010 Lokoya - Mountain Cabernet of the Highest Quality

In case you are curious, we can get some for you

2009 Cantina della Volta Lambrusco di Modena

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Upcoming Events

October 16th: Champagne Dinner with Vincent Laval

At Bergamot, Cambridge, Thursday October 16 - Read more...

October 7th: Brunello di Montalcino Dinner Updated:

At Mamma Maria with Angela Biagiotti - wines will include single vineyard Brunello Riserva. Read more...

October 2nd: Single-Malt Scotch Tasting

Thurday, October 2, 2014, 4:30pm OR 6:00pm Featuring Independent Bottler Gordon & MacPhail - Lead by Importer, Gary Kiemach. Free. Read more...

Single Malt Scotch

Browse our Scotch Online! Updated Regularly

We are pleased to present selections from our unmatched Scotch inventory.

Longrow 14 Year Old Burgundy Finish 56.1%

A Very Special Whisky from Springbank Distillery - Twice-Distilled and Heavily Peated

Lismore Single Malt - Something New to Us

Limited amounts of the 15 and 18 Y.O.

Great Blog Article - June 26, 2013

Bozkurt Karasu interviews Joe Howell about whiskey, life and Joe's philosophy of customer service. Find link here . . .


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