Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WED, April 17th - Wines for Easter (& Passover too)

2018 Bordeaux Futures - read more... -Mike writes, "Initial reports are that the 2018 vintage in Bordeaux will include some excellent wines, for the more successful estates equal or better than 2016. We will be offering futures prices."

This Week's Tasting

Wines for Easter (& Passover too)

April 17, 2019

Tasty wines both familiar and not for this year’s holidays (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Winemaker Visit - Evan Martin of Martin Woods Winery, Willamette Valley Oregon

April 10, 2019

Evan Martin makes serious wines in Willamette Valley. Like better burgundies, they are reticent when young or first opened and need air or time to let them bloom. Unlike many burgundies, they do not have hard edges and so are approachable almost all at once. (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, and Saturdays 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

Values from Portugal - April 3rd

Our good friend and importer of Portuguese wine Augusto Gabriel stopped in last week to show us some of his best and best value gems.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Three Craftsmen of Cru Beaujolais - March 28th

Last week proved that Gamay is a deliciously friendly grape that at the same time can give the nuance and finesse of Pinot Noir. Each of the three Beaujolais master craftsman provided different interpretations and their seven different vineyard sites showed wines with distinct personalities.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Some of Our Favorite Bordeaux - March 20th

There were few surprises last week. The  Chateau de Ribebon, was voted  Best Value, largely for its low price and affable fruit.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Great Bargains from Spain - March 13th

Peter writes, All in all it was nice to be able to present this level of quality at this price.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

A Wine We Loved

2016 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium

2009 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Amazing Barbaresco

Two Very Fine Roses

2018 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail + 2017 Martin Woods Willamette Rose

2016 Lucien Muzard Santenay Les Champs Claudes

A Chassagne by any other Name…

Give Yourself Some Luxury

Valdicava Brunello + Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello

2016 Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir

A Savory Paradox

Chateau Simone, A Great French Estate

New Releases

2018 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova

Everything You Want

2012 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio

Piedmont's Past & Future

2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Subtle and Fine, to Savor Over Time

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere

The Magic of Etna

Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu Vertical Selection

To Cultivate Dreams and Harvest Passions

Donald Patz Steps Up His Game

2017 Maritana Chardonnay La Rivière & 2017 Maritana Pinot Noir La Russe

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

The Greatest Brunellos di Montalcino

Valdicava and Canalicchio di Sopra

2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

Sophisticated Quality

2015 Cantine Gulino Nero d’Avola Drus

An Important Style of Nero d’Avola

Aldo Conterno Barolo

The Legend Continues

Poggio La Noce

The Art of Tuscany

Porta del Vento

Exciting New Wines from Sicily

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Single Malt Scotch

Three New Mortlach Releases

Everyone should have a Morty! Read more here . . .

See Our Single Malt List

Click on the Fine Wines and Rarities tab at the top of the page, then choose "Single Malt Scotch" from the category list.

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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