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 THURSDAY, November 16th - Wines For the Feast (We needed another day to get in the special wines we wanted for you, so we are postponing our normal Wednesday tasting until tomorrow). Thursday, November 30th - Grand Champagne Tasting at the Parker House

This Week's THURSDAY Tasting

Wines for the Feast

November 22, 2017

More ambitious, more luxurious wines for your serious feast tonight. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Feasting on a Budget

November 8, 2017

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. (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

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

Five Growers, 15 Champagnes - October 20th

A very large turnout last Friday with a group of people who seemed to fall into two groups, the majority sensualists who liked a richer fuller style of wine, and a minority of purists who leaned toward a more refined elegant and delineated style.
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

2017 Beaujolais Nouveau Has Arrived

We chose one from Pierre Chermette, one of the best growers of the region.

2013 Barolos

The Hype is Correct

An Offer of 2015 Drouhin Wines

Serious Cru Beaujolais at the price of Beaujolais Villages - one week only

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

2016 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Classic 'Burgundian' Pinot Noir

2015 Domaine Patrick Miolane St. Aubin 1er Cru Perrieres

Affordable Breed in White Burgundy

New Arrivals to the Cellar

Mature Wines

Prearrival

2015 Chateau d’Yquem

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero

The Original Piedmont Grand Cru

2012 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino

Pride of Place

An Offer Of Older Rarer Wines, Mostly Burgundy

Bottle Quantities, Case Lots

2016 Ch La Blaque Rose Pierrevert

Price Break on a Rose from The Other Provence

2014 Michel Niellon Whites

Classic Style and Striking Balance

2015 Domaine Giraud

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition

The Perfect Chablis for This Season

Two from Sebastien Dampt

2015 Domaine Ott Ch Romassan Bandol Rosé

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

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

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

David Ramey's 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Dark Mysteries

Special Sangiovese From the Mountain

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole

Upcoming Events

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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...

UPDATED - Compass Box Scotch with John Glaser - Thursday, November 9, 2017

In store, Sessions begin 4:30 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Master Class by pre-registration at 7:45pm. 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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