Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WED, Feb 20th - Cabernet & Friends

This Week's Tasting

Cabernet & Friends

February 20, 2019

This week some of the best reasonably priced Cabernets and Cabernet blends in arecent tastings. They come from four continents but have a common theme of balance and intriguing subtlety. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

A Cauc(as)us on Georgian Wines

February 13, 2019

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli is an academic. Last week he brought six Georgian wines with an academic's attention to history and detail yet a wine lover’s passion. They called for passion. (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

Delicious Wines at Reduced Prices (What's Left) - February 6th

Don't Wait - Going Fast!
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Laurence Feraud of Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf - January 29th

Laurence was charming as usual. Her wines were the same, again as usual.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Madeira for a Winter's Night - January 23rd

Tasters ran the gamut from madeira newbies to aficionados. Both were pleased by the quality and style of the wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Value Winter Warmers - January 16th

We promised wines that had the weight to satisfy in the coldness of winter. We did not anticipate how varied they would be and how varied the response would be to them.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

Bargains in Rich Southern Reds in two fine vintages

2015 Andre Brunel Chateauneuf du Pape, 2016 Clos Mont Olivet Cotes du Rhone & 2016 Domaine Lascaux Pic St. Loup Carra

2011 Montes-Alpha Malbec

From the Other Side of the Andes

The label (and price) say Medoc; Your lips will taste Margaux

2010 Moulin de La Lagune & 2015 Ch. de Malleret

The Greatest Brunellos di Montalcino

Valdicava and Canalicchio di Sopra

2016 Domaine de Pegau

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee & Chateauneuf du Pape Da Capo at Prearrival Prices

2017 Henri Boillot Burgundies

"Unambiguously impressive" - Wine Advocate

2013 Gianfranco Bovio Barolo

For Lovers of Tradition, the Return of a Classic

2010 Fattoria del Colle Cenerentola DOC Orcia

“Brunello” and “Vino Nobile” With a Different Face

Super Size It: Our Latest Offer

Ridiculous values and very rare wines in large format.

New, Notable, Not Much of It

2015 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

Sophisticated Quality

New 2015 Bordeaux Arrivals

"Fonbadet is Gorgeous in 2015"

Just Arrived 2016 Chateauneuf-du Pape Arrivals

Two from the Sabons of Janasse

Two of Italy’s Greatest Whites

2008 Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium Riserva & 2015 Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca

2016 Clos St. Antonin Chateauneuf du Pape

a Fine New Estate Destined for Greatness

2015 Cantine Gulino Nero d’Avola Drus

An Important Style of Nero d’Avola

2015 Coillot Marsannay Charme au Pretres

A Bargain in Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy becomes even more so

2016 John Duval Annexus Mataro

Deep, Dark and Brooding

Arnaldo Caprai - The Beauty of Umbria

Extremely Rare Sagrantino

2015 Aurore de Dauzac, Margaux

A resurgent estate's second wine in a top vintage

New On the Shelf

2016 Lioco Carignan Sativa

2016 Vieux Télégraphe Chateauneuf du Pape

One of the Best of a Fine Rhone Vintage at a prearrival price

2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Oncle Vincent

“Puligny” at less than half the price

A Wine We Loved

2015 Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvee Paso Robles

Aldo Conterno Barolo

The Legend Continues

Poggio La Noce

The Art of Tuscany

2007 Negro Lorenzo Roero San Francesco Riserva Magnum

Super Size Elegant Nebbiolo

An Offer Of Caymus,

mostly Special Select Cabernets

Giants of the Tuscan Revolution

2016 Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo,,2015 Isole e Olena Cepparello, 2015 Montevertine and 1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva

2004 Pievalta Verdicchio San Paolo di Jesi Riserva

Truly Great White Wine

JM Labruyere Brut Prologue Champagne

How a New Champagne Estate Made one of 2018's Top Rated Releases

2016 Rose and Arrow Pinot Noirs

Does Oregon Have Grand Crus?

New, Notable, Not Much of Them

2016 Condrieu

A Great Deal

2015 Albert Boxler Riesling Reserve

2017 Tasca d’Almerita Mozia Grillo Whitaker Foundation

Happiness is Back in Stock

Porta del Vento

Exciting New Wines from Sicily

2013 Jamet Cote Rotie

"Terrific Depth and Concentration..."

New On the Shelf

Fresh, Top Notch, and/or Wonderful

2016 Schiopetto Friulano Cuvee M

Reflections and Shadows

2015 Dievole Chianti Classico Vigne Sessina Gran Selezione

The Divine Valley

2013 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba

Back to the Beginning

Bordeaux 2017 en Premeurs

Mixed Feelings

2014 Sottimano

Barbaresco for Burgundy Lovers (and Barbaresco Lovers)

Martin Woods

New, Fine American Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

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Single Malt Scotch

Three New Mortlach Releases

Everyone should have a Morty! Read more here . . .

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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