Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings - In-store, 5-7pm. Wednesday, August 15th - Loire Winemaker Arnaud Lambert.

This Week's Tasting

Loire Winemaker Arnaud Lambert

August 15, 2018

In a little over 10 years of working his domaine Arnaud Lambert has become acclaimed as one of the most electrifying of the new breed of Loire winemakers. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Great Whites From Italy’s Northeast

August 8, 2018

Peter writes, First of all, we would like to thank Bob Zohn of United Liquors for stopping by to lead the tasting last week. We assembled a line of superlative white wines from Cantina Terlano in Alto Adige and Pieropan in Soave. As one taster said - “not a dud in the bunch”. (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

BBQ (Wines, too) - August 1st

Tasters were drawn to the bold and the beautiful. In white that was the softly assertive Pilon Viognier with its heady almond notes and zesty acidity. This vintage really hit home, flattering and really the tongue on all fronts.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Super Summer Wines - July 25th

Consensus at our Wednesday tastings is more absent than present, but if there was one it coalesced around the Talmard Macon-Chardonnay and was that at its price it provided great fruit and a surprising degree of breadth.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Savory Sauvignon Blanc - July 18th

Sauvignon Blanc, France's other noble white grape, sings different songs depending on where it is grown and how it is made. Whether cool crisp jazz, lush orchestral score, or peppy pop.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Italy: North Meets South - July 11th

Peter writes, "Most tasters last week said they loved all the wines. It turns out though that there were stylistic differences between the Sicilian wines and the ones from Piedmont."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

New On the Shelf

Fresh, Top Notch, and/or Wonderful

2016 Schiopetto Friulano Cuvee M

Reflections and Shadows

2015 Dievole Chianti Classico Vigne Sessina Gran Selezione

The Divine Valley

2016 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Moussiere

Fine Sancerre from "One of the Best in the World"


Wake Up and Smell the Etna

Domaine Henri Boillot

Last Call for Choice Remaining Bottles

2013 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba

Back to the Beginning

2015 Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay

A Wine We Loved

The Most Exciting New Tuscan Reds

2013 Badia a Colibuono Montebello + 2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva

Cantina della Volta

Lambrusco to Change the World

2016 Albino Rocca La Rocca Cortese

Piedmont’s Finest

Bordeaux 2017 en Premeurs

Mixed Feelings

2014 Sottimano

Barbaresco for Burgundy Lovers (and Barbaresco Lovers)

2017 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova


Valpolicella Ripasso

Excellence and Value From Verona

Martin Woods

New, Fine American Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Clos St. Antonin

Domaine Janasse's Newborn Sister

2015 Robert Foley The Griffin

A Wine We Loved

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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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