Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings - In-store, 5-7pm. WED Oct 17 - Fine Wines, Everyday Prices. WED Oct 24 - Five Champagne Estates.

This Week's Tasting

Fine Wines, Everyday Prices

October 17, 2018

You don't have to spend a lot to have a touch of elegance at your weekday table or large gathering. Tonight six fall wines that won't break the bank. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tastings

Coppo Winery with Luigi Coppo and Fine Nonino Grappas with Francesca Nonino

October 10, 2018

Peter writes, "Luigi Coppo led us through a tasting of his family’s Piedmont wines. Over the years the Coppo Winery has developed a reputation for being specialists in Barbera. The two we tasted had richness, precision, focus and balance." (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

Beaujolais Crus - October 3rd

Every wine was the favorite of more than one taster. The largest number seem to like the dark, deep, relatively thick fruit of Chermette's 2017 Domaine Vissoux St. Amour Champs Grilles.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Tasting - October 3rd

Beaujolais Crus
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Brunello di Montalcino - Il Poggione and Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta - September 26th

Peter writes, When we open wines of this caliber, naturally people tend to be impressed. Five of the wines were Brunello and people were amazed that two wineries so close to each other and using the same grape variety could produce wines so different from each other.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

John Duval Wines with Tim Duval - September 19th

Tim Duval impressed people with his matter of fact modesty and understatement. His wines were impressive in much the same way.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

2016 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Moussiere

Fine Sancerre from "One of the Best in the World"

Domaine Henri Boillot

Last Call for Choice Remaining Bottles

2013 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba

Back to the Beginning

2015 Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay

A Wine We Loved

Bordeaux 2017 en Premeurs

Mixed Feelings

2014 Sottimano

Barbaresco for Burgundy Lovers (and Barbaresco Lovers)

Martin Woods

New, Fine American Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Clos St. Antonin

Domaine Janasse's Newborn Sister

2015 Robert Foley The Griffin

A Wine We Loved

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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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