Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WED, July 24th - Fine Pinots and Chardonnays from Talbott Vineyards, with Ben McClure from the estate.

2018 Bordeaux Futures prices here - read more... -Mike writes, "The press has dubbed 2018 another “not to be missed” vintage. Problems at the beginning of the growing season reduced the crops while hot, dry weather through most of it made for very concentrated wines of extraordinary ripeness and sensuality."

This Week's Tasting

Everyday Summer Wines

July 17, 2019

Three whites, a rose, and two summer reds that will give you what you need on these hot summer days. At prices that won’t make a dent in your wallet. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Dry Flavorful Sauvignon Blancs from Unexpected Places

July 10, 2019

To not much surprise, the 2017 Bailly-Reverdy Sancerre was the most purchased in last week’s tasting. It had the perfect combination of slightly smoky Sancerre character and easy friendly drink ability that made it instantly friendly and appealing. (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

Graceful Grill Wines - July 2nd

In a lightly attended tasting people glommed onto the 2017 Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris for its lively acidity and round peach-inflected fruit, and the 2017 Brand La Marea Albarino because it touched all character bases, peach pit, broad minerality, acidity, and sheer pleasure that the grape does in its native Galicia. It was the winner of the night.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Rosés, from the Ridiculously Cheap to the Sublime - June 26th

"These rosés are as different as reds and whites" one of last week’s tasters said. She was right.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Pinot-Chardonnay - June 19th

William Fevre’s 2018 La Mision Chardonnay was the most purchased white, although it behaved differently than it had when I tasted it a few months ago.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Grill Wines From All Over - June 12th

What People liked: The 2017 Empire Estate Dry Riesling for the way that its Riesling spice nicely offset its rounded fruit.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Unique Mastroberardino

And Now for Something Completely Different-Twice

2018 Cavallotto Pinot Nero en Bianco “Pinner”

Crazy White Wine From Piedmont

2017 Port

A Vintage Not to be Missed

Wines We Loved

2015 Domaine du Collier Saumur Blanc + 2015 Collier Saumur Rouge La Ripaille

Von Winning:

New Releases from one of Germany’s Best Dry Wine Estates

Mostly Bordeaux, Mostly Case Lot Sale

Plus latest 2018 Bordeaux Futures

2017 Leonardo Bussoletti Colle Murello + 2016 Leonardo Bussoletti Brecciaro

The Best Wines You’ve Never Had

The UnSancerre Sancerre Rose

2018 Domaine Henry Pellé Menetou-Salon Morugues Rose of Pinot Noir

2017 Raphael Midoir Pouilly Fume

Sancerre’s Hidden Neighbor

2011 Il Chiosso Gattinara

Affordable Substitute for Barolo

2017 Drouhin Burgundies

Exceptional Wines in a Very Good Vintage

A Wine We Love

2015 Ch La Sauvageonne Terrasses de Larzac

2017 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere

Premier and Grand Cru Etna

Mullineux Terroir Syrahs

Some of the Finest of the Grape

2015 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard

Sale on A Single Vineyard Reserve Wine

Return of a Favorite Champagne

Champagne Labruyere

2015 E Pira Chiara Boschis

The Essence of Barolo

2015 Occidental Pinot Noir Catherine’s Cuvee

An Old Friend Shares a Limited Amount

Rocca di Castagnoli 2015 Chianti Classico

Getting High in Gaiole

2017 Bailly-Reverdy Sancerre Le Perrier de la Chapelle

You won't see a better deal for a better Sancerre

Feudo Montoni

Special Pricing for Great Sangiovese

Tuscan Gems

Special Pricing for Great Sangiovese

A Wine We Loved

2016 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium

2009 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Amazing Barbaresco

Two Very Fine Roses

2018 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail + 2017 Martin Woods Willamette Rose

2016 Lucien Muzard Santenay Les Champs Claudes

A Chassagne by any other Name…

Give Yourself Some Luxury

Valdicava Brunello + Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello

2016 Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir

A Savory Paradox

Chateau Simone, A Great French Estate

New Releases

2018 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova

Everything You Want

2012 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio

Piedmont's Past & Future

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere

The Magic of Etna

Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu Vertical Selection

To Cultivate Dreams and Harvest Passions

Donald Patz Steps Up His Game

2017 Maritana Chardonnay La Rivière & 2017 Maritana Pinot Noir La Russe

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

The Greatest Brunellos di Montalcino

Valdicava and Canalicchio di Sopra

2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

Sophisticated Quality

2015 Cantine Gulino Nero d’Avola Drus

An Important Style of Nero d’Avola

Aldo Conterno Barolo

The Legend Continues

Poggio La Noce

The Art of Tuscany

Porta del Vento

Exciting New Wines from Sicily

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