Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -Please join us for our weekly free in-store wine tastings. Our next will be Wednesday August 16th - St. Supery, Napa Valley

This Week's Tasting

St. Supery Napa Valley Estate Returns

August 16, 2017

Napa Valley's St. Supery  estate used to be a fixture at this store, but dropped off our radar a few years ago. The buzz is that the winery is making a comeback, so we are happy to welcome the winery's Tod Umbach who will lead us through a tour of the current St. Supery offerings. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Savory Sauvignon Blanc

August 9, 2017

Sauvignon Blanc in various guises last week, with an emphasis on European -style crispness and finesse. (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

Two Tastings, One Low Price - Free - August 2nd

.... The heavens roared. The leaden skies flashed electric white. Rain streamed, a deluge. But naught deter loyal Federalistas. Rain soaked, wind driven, they were drawn by the wines' promise and came in their multitudes.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Tasty New Arrivals - July 26th

A good group of wines last week, even though most were more serious then the hot weather might have permitted.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Chenin Blanc, The Unsung Great White Grape - July 19th

What's not to like about Chenin? Nothing according to last week's tasters. There was a wine to appeal to a variety of palates.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Lighter Reds for a Hotter Summer - July 12th

Prior to the tasting we put last week's reds in front of an air conditioner. This brought them to the right degree of cool-not-cold for drinking on a hot day. Try this at home.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2014 Michel Niellon Whites

Classic Style and Striking Balance

2015 Brigaldara Valpolicella and 2016 Sergio Mottura Grechetto Poggio Della Costa

Great Everyday Red Meets the Organic Porcupine

2015 Domaine Giraud

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition

The Perfect Chablis for This Season

Two from Sebastien Dampt

2015 Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo and 2015 Cavallotto Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Scot

An Intelligent Choice

2015 Domaine Ott Ch Romassan Bandol Rosé

Decanter's Best Rosé for Food - Half Bottles; Half Off

Three Very Select Italian Whites

Tuscany - 2014 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore, Campania - 2015 Azienda Agricola Reale Aliseo, Alto Adige - 2015 Cantina Valle Isarco Kerner Aristos

2014 Decelle-Villa Meursault

Price Reduction on a Delicious White Burgundy

2014 Dom Jessiaume Volnay Les Brouillards 1er Cru

Classy Premier Cru Burgundy, Less than Village Price

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

The Grand Crus of Sicily

2016 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rose

The Pinot Noir that Beat the Heat

2013 Allegrini La Grola and 2013 Allegrini Amarone

Gold Stars From Verona

A Wine We Loved

2014 Marcel Deiss Engelgarten

Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

The Most Distinctive of Rosés

2015 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir Willamette

Classic Begets Classic

2014 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fume Pur Sang, Silex

The French Press is Enthusiastic

2015 Schiopetto Friulano "Mario Schiopetto"

A Tribute to a Legend

David Ramey's 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Dark Mysteries

Special Sangiovese From the Mountain

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole

2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello

Amazing Bottle for a Special Occasion

2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot

The Best or Nothing

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Single Malt Scotch

Last Week's Scotch Tasting

February, 2017: Gordon and MacPhail with Richard Urquhart and Joe Swanson

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.

Limited Release - Springbank Distillery Local Barley 16 Y.O. 53.3%

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REMINDER (with whisky list): Bottle Signing -Scotch Tasting

Kilchoman Distillery Wednesday, September 28th AFTERNOON, Instore, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M. This is our only tasting. Come in, taste and meet the Wills family... read more

Bottle Signing -Scotch Tasting

Kilchoman Distillery Wednesday, September 28th AFTERNOON, Instore, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M. This is our only tasting. Come in, taste and meet the Wills family... read more

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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