Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings - In-store, 5-7pm - THURSDAY, March 15th: Kosher Israeli Wines. Wednesday, March 21st: Easter Wines

This Week's Tasting

Israeli Wines

March 15, 2018

Tonight we welcome the inimitable Bob Zohn, who makes up in gregarious taste for whatever he may lack in talmudic scholarship. He did get an aleph in Hebrew school. The subject this week is Israeli wines which we have chosen for their interest as well as being kosher, and many kosher for Passover. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Great Deals in 2015 Red Bordeaux & Two Very Fine Provencal Roses

March 7, 2018

Tasters had a clear favorite among the sextet of very well priced wines from the wonderful 2015 Bordeaux vintage. (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

Bruno Rocca Barbaresco - March 1st

Peter writes, "A healthy band of Piedmont enthusiasts showed up last week to meet Luisa Rocca and taste through the wonderful wines made by her brother Francesco and her father Bruno."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

2016 Henri Boillot - February 26th

The Boillot 2016s we tasted were remarkably consistent through. All had superb definition, appetizing acidities, and rich fruit that belied their ability to age, evidence of masterful and talented winemaking.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Quotidian Wines, Better than Everyday - February 21st

Something for everyone last week - most everyone who came went home with at least a bottle. A more than usual number of tasters liked everything. More of our combination cases and packs were purchased than at most recent tastings.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Carpe Vinum Up to Half Off - February 14th

Tasters and emailers alike seized most of what we offered last week. The Sancerre sold out before the tasting. The Weil Riesling during; We have just a few bottles of the Drouhin Pouilly Fuisse left.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2016 Librandi Efeso

Unique White from Calabria, a Federal Wine Exclusive

Martin Woods

New, Fine American Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Clos St. Antonin

Domaine Janasse's Newborn Sister

2015 Bordeaux Cru Classe

These wines are offer Ex-Bordeaux and will arrive in two to three months.

2011 Monte del Fra Valpolicella Superiore

Classic Italian Red- Great Value

2015 Robert Foley The Griffin

A Wine We Loved

Select Piedmont Wines

At Great Prices

Ceritas Porter Bass Vineyard Chardonnay

A Wine We Loved

2003 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio

Perfect Maturity

2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico (Felsina)

The Second Renaissance

Intense Greatness in Montalcino - Prearrival Offer, March 2018 Arrival

2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino + 2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano

A Wine We Loved

Antoine Sunier 2016 Regnie.

Special Occasion Italian Whites

2014 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Sauvignon Limited Edition + 2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara

2015 Burgundy 1 Domaine and Maison Faiveley

2015 is an exceptional year for red Burgundy.

1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

Just in Case You Didn’t Know

New, Notable, Not Much of It

From one to twelve bottles

2004 Garofoli Rosso Conero Riserva Grosso Agontano

Rare and Exclusive

2013 Barolos

The Hype is Correct

Wine From the Gods

2015 Botromagno Nero di Troia Murgia Rosso and 2011 Rivera Castel del Monte Il Falcone

Upcoming Events

March 27th: Wine Dinner with Robert Foley

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7pm, at Bar Boulud at the Prudential Center. Robert Foley will present five of his wonderful wines. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

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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