Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Weekly Tastings -Our next will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Instore, 5 - 7 pm: Winter Reds, Hard + Soft

This Week's Tasting

Winter Reds Hard + Soft

January 10, 2018

Strong weather calls for strong wines. Bold, to cut the weight of winter stews, is more important than heavy. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

2015 Burgundies

January 3, 2018

Scrumptious comes to mind, delicious also. The utterly engaging charm of 2015 Pinot Noir from Burgundy was on parade last week. The wines showed fresh and rich. (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 Sunday, December 31, 2017 noon - 5pm

Past Tastings

Champagne - November 30th

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.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

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

Peter writes, "Last week we had a really good time with the ever entertaining Luciano Castiello. He led us through a tasting of the wines of Sartori in Verona and Cerulli Spinozza in Abruzzo."
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

New & Notable

Intense Greatness in Montalcino - Prearrival Offer, March 2018 Arrival

2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino + 2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano

A Wine We Loved

Antoine Sunier 2016 Regnie.

Special Occasion Italian Whites

2014 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Sauvignon Limited Edition + 2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara

2015 Burgundy 1 Domaine and Maison Faiveley

2015 is an exceptional year for red Burgundy.

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

Wine From the Gods

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

Upcoming Events

January 21st: Westland Whiskey Dinner

Sunday, January 21 6:30pm, at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Read on...

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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