Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tasting -Wednesday, May 19, 2015 - Instore, 5 - 7 pm - Grill Wines

This Week's Tasting:

From Bluegrass Grill to Bluesy Barbecue

May 20, 2015

Grilling is like bluegrass music, you heat it and cook it to precise doneness. BBQ is on a whole different level. Like good Blues music, it is often slow and smokey. Like great wine it is complex and regionally driven. This tasting will have wines with careful precision to go with grilled food, or with the heady richness to stand up to barbecue. Some will enhance both. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

A Federal Bargain Basement Tasting

May 13, 2015

As is the norm, each wine had its fans. It did seem that more people thought the whites were more interesting than the reds. (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

Bruno Rocca Barbaresco - May 6th

Peter writes, "Luisa Rocca made last week’s tasting very informative and entertaining. She is clearly passionate about her family’s top quality estate in Barbaresco."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Rosés of Varied Hues (and flavors) - April 29th

Their colors ranged from pale orange for the French wines to dark purple for the Greek. The flavors likewise ran the gamut from the delicately austere and mineral to full and spicy.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Federal Spring Everyday Case - April 22nd

Last week a very satisfied crowd who liked different wines for different reasons, but all included the wines' value and character for the money.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Soter Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs - April 16th

John writes, "Last week Soter Vineyards partner and senior winemaker James Cahill demonstrated to everyone his enthusiasm and and passion for what he does. All the wines were very well received."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Chionetti Dolcetto di Dogliani

Well Worth Your Attention - Cashmere for the Price of Cotton

Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

Last Year’'s Most Popular Rosé is even better in 2014

Azienda Agricola Reale, 2014 Aliseo White, Cardamone Red

Chilly Sharp Cliffs, Mountains and Wild Animals

2013 Ch. Simone Palette

Still the Best

2013 Dievole Vendemmia Chianti Classico

Return of a Classic

2013 Patrick Piuze Chablis Have Arrived

Classic Chablis from a Young Master

Wines We Loved

The Girls in The Vineyard

2011 Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco

Truly Great

2008 La Gerla Birba

Wise Guy Brunello in Disguise

Prearrival - Gilles Troullier

A Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache

New, Notable, Not Much Of It

Two Very Limited Pinots from Anthill Farms

Sale on Delicious Loire Red and White

2012 Pierre Chainier Quintessence Pouilly Fume and 2012 Hauts de Sanziers Saumur Rouge

Shiloh Winery

Simply Outstanding Wines for Any Occasion

New on the Shelf:

Pretty & Pleasurable White

Wines We Loved

Jo the Magnificent

2010 Ceretto Barolo

Crazy Good

Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy

2012 Domaine de Moulin Neuf Givry Meix au Roi

2007 Tasca d’Almerita Rosso del Conte

Superb Star of Sicily

2010 Brunello di Montalcino (futures)

As Good As 1955?

Cavallotto Barolo (The Return of the Jedi)

Bottling Beacons of Excellence

2010 Muga Rioja Reserva and 2005 Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Consistent Excellence in Spain

2010 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo

Absolute Favorite in Tuscany

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Single Malt Scotch

Browse our Scotch Online! Updated Regularly

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

Lismore Single Malt

Limited amounts of the 21 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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