Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

The Federal Cases -This year's Federal Cases combine some tried and true favorites with our customers' favorites from our tastings. You and your friends are sure to love these carefully selected wines.

Great Gifts + Open Sundays

We are delivering this weekend and the coming week in the greater Boston area

December 16, 2017

Read on for a list of wonderful wines handily grouped by price point, two new sumptuous Dream Cases, and Single Malts sure to please. There will be no tastings until after Christmas, but we're here to help with all your holiday wine, champagne and spirits needs - please stop in, email or call! (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Champagne

November 30, 2017

Usually in this space, we try to tell you what the people who came to the tasting liked - or did not so much. We could not poll the over 250 people at last week's champagne tasting, so we can only tell you what people bought. (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 Sundays December 17 & 24, 2017 noon - 5pm

Past Tastings

Feasting on a Budget - November 8th

A few surprises last week. A number of people tasted Gewurztraminer for the first time, and found they liked its savory aromatics. Those who had were pleasantly surprised that the 2014 Castel Sallegg Gewurztraminer was not sweet.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Sartori and Cerulli Spinozzi - November 1st

Len writes, "Those who braved last week's wind and rain were treated to a a straightforward, low-key and detailed presentation by Beth Ann Dahan, who owns 'Twelfth Night' with her husband and a partner. Many were tasting wines from New Zealand's southern Central Otago region for the first time.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New Zealand Wines: Twelfth Night, Plus Two - October 25th

Len writes, "Those who braved last week's wind and rain were treated to a a straightforward, low-key and detailed presentation by Beth Ann Dahan, who owns 'Twelfth Night' with her husband and a partner. Many were tasting wines from New Zealand's southern Central Otago region for the first time.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Delicious Grapes You've Never Heard Of - October 11th

Intrigue and wonder at the wines of last week.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

A Three Nebbiolo Omelet

2013 Monsecco Pratogrande Nebbiolo, 2009 Massimo Clerico Lessona and 2013 Brovia Barolo

2014 Montevertine + 2015 Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo

Finest and Purest

Wine From the Gods

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

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero

The Original Piedmont Grand Cru

2012 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino

Pride of Place

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

The Grand Crus of Sicily

Special Sangiovese From the Mountain

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole

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Single Malt Scotch

Compass Box Recap, and special offer - Sale prices on bottles extended through Thanksgiving

For a short time only, get a free Eluethera 50 mL Nip with each full-sized bottle. read more...

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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