Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -Every Wednesday in the store from 5-7pm. For The Holiday Season: ~ Wed Nov 19, Feasting on a Budget   ~   Tues Dec 2, Champagne at The Omni Parker House. Please join us!

This Week's Tasting:

Feasting on a Budget

November 19, 2014

So Aunt Gertrude and her brood are coming for Thanksgiving, or you're hosting a buffet for your 20th high school reunion; or you have to supply the wine for a church supper. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Wines for the Feast

November 12, 2014

The two chardonnays to start were great illustrations of how excellent chardonnay is done in California and Burgundy. The 2012 Brewer - Clifton Santa Chardonnay Rita Hills jumped out of the glass with mouth-filling ripe forward fruit. people raved about it, and several asked for second and as long as we still had it, third tastes. (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

Cru Beaujolais - November 5th

Many satisfied customers for the grape that one medieval duke of Burgundy called "that vile and disloyal vine called gamay." Many compliments on the overall quality and interest of the wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

All Over Italy with Wines from Marco De Grazia - October 29th

A very nice group of wines drew a very nice turnout. With such a large group of people, it was difficult to ask reactions
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Affordable Bordeaux - October 22nd

They came for the the red. Quite a few left with the very appealing white.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Cain Vineyards with Katie Lazar - October 15th

John writes, People tasted why Cain is considered one of Napa's best..
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2010 Vajra Barolos

Classic 2010 Bottlings of the Very Special Vajra Single Vineyards

2005 Azelia

Great Barolo Drinkable Now

2012 Mas de Boislauzon

A Brother and Sister Make Brother & Sister Successes

The Best of Verona

2011 Allegrini La Grola, 2009 Allegrini Amarone and 2008 Allegini La Poja

Vincent Laval's Wonderfully Expressive Champagnes

Plus news of our annual Champagne Tasting

2012 Bruno Clair Burgundies

Very Limited

2012 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

Limited Supply

Puligny Character on an Alice White Budget?

2012 Pernot-Bellicard Bourgogne Blanc

2010 Caparra and Siciliani Volvito Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva

Spice it Up

A Most Unusual White Bordeaux

2012 Ch Couronneau

Celebrate Novelty

2011 Negro Lorenzo Roero Arneis Spumante

Limited Quantities of Two Wonderfully Successful Estates

2012 Meo Camuzet and Faiveley Red Burgundies

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Biancos and Rosatos

Ridiculously Sophisticated and Classy Wines

2011 Walter Hansel Russian River Chardonnay North Slope

Full, Rich, Stoney

2010 Renzo Masi Chianti Rufina Riserva

A BMW for the Price of a Bicycle

2012 Domaine Faiveley

Rare and Dear, Well Worth It

Sicily Leads the Way

2013 Gurreira Grillo, 2013 Cantine Valenti Enrico IV Carricante & 2012 Cantine Valenti Poesia Etna Rosato

2010 Proprieta Sperino Costa della Sesia Uvaggio and 2008 Proprieta Sperino Lessona

Dazzling Nebbiolo, Great Value

2011 Cantine Valenti Norma and 2011 Cantine Valenti Puritani Riserva

Mount Etna Strikes Again

2009 Cantina della Volta Lambrusco di Modena

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Single Malt Scotch

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We are pleased to present selections from our unmatched Scotch inventory.

Lismore Single Malt

Limited amounts of the 21 and 18 Y.O.

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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