Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tasting -Wednesday, February 3, 2016. In-store 5 - 7pm - 2013 Italians - Vintage of the Century?

This Week's Tasting:

2013 Italians - Vintage of the Century?

February 3, 2016

One of the verities that drives me nuts is that every couple of years or so we will see a “wine expert” from a “wine magazine” declaring that such and such year is the vintage of the century or, perhaps, the greatest vintage in history. Since I have never actually said that about any vintage, let’s try this. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Warming Ports

January 20, 2016

A good number came out despite the cold to warm up with last week's ports. (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

French Winter Reds á Bon Prix - January 13th

Some weeks we get most things right . Last week was one of them. People liked almost all the wines. Significantly more cases and packs were ordered.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Best $30 Wines of Last Year - January 6th

Most people, classicists, liked the 2012 Domaine de Courcel Bourgogne Chardonnay's balance and restraint. Somewhat
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Pre-Holiday Regular Weekly Tasting - November 18th

The Federal Cases
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Feasting on a Budget - November 12th

A nice crowd for nice wines. Most everyone was surprised by how good it was...
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Old, Notable, Not Much of It

2009 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mirador Vintage

Piedmont and Tuscany

The Endangered Species List

2015 Selvapiana Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extreme Purity...Floating Around the Platonic Ideal

2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc

Raising the Bar

2014 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Elegance and Articulation

Sottimano Barbaresco

The Personality of Nebbiolo

Fleurie or not Fleurie, That Was the Question

Where to draw the line?

2010 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio

Renaissance in Chianti

2014 Domaine Pelle Menetou Salon and Pouilly Fume

"Great and Beautiful Expression of Sauvignon Blanc“

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

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””

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

Cavallotto Barolo (The Return of the Jedi)

Bottling Beacons of Excellence

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Single Malt Scotch

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

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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