Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -Wednesday, June 29th: Barbecue II. ~ WE WILL BE CLOSED ON JULY 4TH. ~ Wednesday, July 6th: The Wonderful 2015 German Vintage.

This Week's Tasting

The Fourth of July Grill

June 29, 2016

An eclectic assortment of companions for your barbecue to suit most every taste and menu. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Italian Variety with George Schwartz

June 22, 2016

Peter writes, "It was very nice to have old friend and Italian Importer George Schwarz to conduct the tasting last week. He is extremely knowledgeable and the wines he presented ran the gamut of interest and applicability." (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

Lighter, Everyday Summer Wines - June 15th

Characterful Summer Wines that Don't Break the Bank
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Christine Dubreuil of Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine - June 9th

We recommend all these wines very strongly. The whites in particular are very fine and are the best since any vintage from 2010 to the upcoming 2016.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Roses of Different Hues - June 1st

This tasting showed clearly that different roses, even from the same region, can be very different in style.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Barbecue Wines with a Lighter Touch - May 25th

Just in case you want some interesting wines to go with your cookouts, try some of these from last week's tasting.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2008 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Amazing Barbaresco

'Sancerre' Bourguignon

2014 Goisot St. Bris Corps de Garde

The Wines of San Felice - This Place is Different

2011 Il Grigio da San Felice Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2011 San Felice Pugnitello, 2011 Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino

2011 Giovi Akraton Etna Rosso

Special Taste of Sicily

2013 Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco and 2015 Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa

Playing the Value Card With Nebbiolo

Last Year's Most Popular Rose is even better in 2015, and less expensive, too

Ch Roquefort Corail Rose

2011 Abadia Retuerta Sardon del Duero Seleccion Especial

Spanish Gem From the "Golden Mile"

2015 Azienda Agricole Reale Aliseo and 2013 Azienda Agricole Reale Cardamone

The Soul of the Amalfi Coast

Henri Boillot's Magnificent 2014 Red and White Burgundies

They Have Arrived!

Pure Olive Oil and Wine

Living the Good Life

2012 Blain Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Boudriottes

Special Purchase, 30 Percent Off, Limited Quantity

New, Notable, Not Much of It

2012 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

The Evolution of Barolo

Garofoli Podium Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi Classico Superiore

Your Life Could Be More Interesting

Henri Boillot's Magnificent 2014 Red and White Burgundies

These wines will arrive in late March. All prices are net per bottle.

Old, Notable, Not Much of It

2009 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mirador Vintage

2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc

Raising the Bar

2014 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Elegance and Articulation

2014 Domaine Pelle Menetou Salon and Pouilly Fume

"Great and Beautiful Expression of Sauvignon Blanc“

2014 Chablis from Patrick Piuze

As Irrepressible as Their Maker

2012 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne and Nuits

The Wonderful Fruits of Change

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Single Malt Scotch

Tasting Recap:

Gordon & MacPhail with Joe Swanson - sale prices until June 24, 2016

Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Gordon & MacPhail - 4:30 P.M. OR 6:00 P.M. Instore, Thursday June 9th, 2016

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.

The Olde Mouldy

Read about Nate’s pop-up whisky bar, convened weekly in Cambridge!

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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