Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -TUESDAY Dec 1, at the Parker House - Our Annual Champagne Tasting... Boston’s Best!

This Week's Tasting:

Wines from the Federal Cases

November 18, 2015

For over fifteen years, people have found that making it one of our Federal Cases is the best way to treat a client, a friend, or yourself to a gift that gives pleasure for all the twelve days of Christmas (or Hanukah plus four). (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Feasting on a Budget

November 12, 2015

A nice crowd for nice wines. Most everyone was surprised by how good it was... (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

Wines for the Feast - November 4th

Cate writes, "The tasting was well attended and the wines showed quite nicely. Many repouring requests were obliged, especially for the 2012 Ch Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape Estate and 2010 Muga Rioja Reserva."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Autumnal Reds - October 28th

Some decided favorites last week. Clearly people loved the the fruit and herbceous spice of the 2013 Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines Garnacha. There were many requests for retastes.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

WED, Friuli - THURS, Five Fine Champagne Estates - October 21st

Peter writes, "We had a very nice time with Ferdinando Zanusso, owner of the I Clivi winery in Friuli. This area of NE Italy has been at various times quite famous for its wines and at others, forgotten. Ferdinando is spearheading a revival of the classics."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Maturity without its Cost - October 14th

Peter writes, "Last week we tipped the scales in favor of wines that have had enough time to develop bottle maturity. This is something that gets talked about a lot and all too rarely experienced."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2014 Domaine Pelle Menetou Salon and Pouilly Fume

"Great and Beautiful Expression of Sauvignon Blanc“

Who’s the Best?

2010 Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva

2000 Ch. Pontet Canet

Five Cases only Direct ex Chateau

2013 Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay, Napa

Less is More

2014 Chablis from Patrick Piuze

As Irrepressible as Their Maker

2010 Manzone Giovanni Barolo

The Family That Stays Together

2010 Allegrini Amarone Classico

Well Behaved Crashing Surf

2014 Languedoc Les Darons by Jeff Carrel

Great Quality, Even Better Price

The Sacred Vine

D'Angelo Aglianico

A Classic Grand Cru Chablis

2013 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand Cru

Rocca di Castagnoli - 2011 Chianti Classico and 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio A’Frati

Utterly Fabulous Wines””

2010 Oddero Barolo Classico

There’’s Gold in Them Thar Hills”

2012 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne and Nuits

The Wonderful Fruits of Change

2010 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial

The Golden Mile - Best of Spain

Loosen’'s Wonderful 2011 Great Growth Reserves

Rieslings to Rival the Finest White Burgundies

2013 Ch. Simone Palette

Still the Best

2010 Ceretto Barolo

Crazy Good

Cavallotto Barolo (The Return of the Jedi)

Bottling Beacons of Excellence

Upcoming Events

November 30th: Allegrini Dinner with Marilisa Allegrini

Chef Daniel Bruce will prepare at Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel - Monday November 30, at 6:30 PM. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

Laphroaig 15 Year Old

BACK for a Limited Time - Celebrating 200 years. Plus, read about Nate’s new pop-up whisky bar!

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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