Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Free Wednesday Tastings - Wed, April 17: The First Rosés of Spring.  Wed, April 24: Winemaker Tasting Santa Maria Amarone. Plan to join us! In-store 5:00 - 6:30... Read on for more info...

Another Movie Star from Boston? - Joe Howell Steals the Scene! Read on...

This Week's Tasting

First Roses of Spring

April 17, 2024

This week, we will pick the most exciting and flavorful values for the first 2023 arrivals. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Ch Pesquie with Fred Chaudiere

April 11, 2024

The most ordered was the Paradou Viognier Blanc, which showed a lot of value for the money. (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. Please call 617.367.8605 for latest availability. Voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Icons of Whisky": 2011 and 2012 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA.

Open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, and Saturday 11am - 6pm




Past Tastings

Last Week's Tasting - April 3rd

Off the Beaten Path in Spain
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Wines We Loved - March 27th

Everybody liked the Puech Noble for its savory, broad fruit. Those familiar with white burgundies appreciated the 1er cru qualities of complexity and richness of the Curveux Pouilly-Fuisse.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Austro-German Wines - Smooth Medium-Bodied Reds and Whites for Spring - March 20th

"South-facing vineyards in a softly rolling landscape form an amphitheater bringing forth some of the best and most tradition-rich wines in Austria."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Italy's Young New Wave - March 13th

Exciting was many people's reaction to the tasting, for the wines, certainly, but also for importer Kaden Chaffee. His commenrtary was both enlightening and impassioned., up to the exceptional quality of the wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2021 Drouhin Oregon Roserock Chardonnay

Discovering a new vision of Chardonnay - Inspired by Burgundy, but grown and produced in Oregon

2020 Ch. Pierre 1er St. Emilion Grand Cru

Juicy and Delicious For Now or Later

Acclaimed Mastrojanni Brunellos, Discounted and Ready to Drink

2018 Brunello di Montalcino + 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d'Asino

2022 Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues Les Blanchais + Ratier

The Best ‘Sancerres’ Outside Sancerre

Another Value in 2022 Ier Cru White Burgundy

Domaine Curveux Pouilly-Fuisse Vigne Blanche

Clos du Mont Olivet, Tradition and Freshness

2021 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition + 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet

Snap Sale

Deep Discounts on Mature Wines

2020 Ch. Moulin St. Georges St. Emilion Grand Cru

"Gorgeous Under-the-Radar St. Emilion"

Exciting New Austrian Red and White

2022 Ingrid Groiss Braitenpuechtorff Gemischter Satz + 2021 Paul Achs – Edelgrund Blaufrankisch

2019 Casanova di Neri “Giovanni Neri” Rosso di Montalcino

New and Special

2015 Marc Colin Library Releases

Wonderful White Burgundies to drink now

Two Great Values in Red Burgundy

2019 Domaines de la Tasse d’Or Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits + 2022 Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Cote d’Or

2022 Burlotto di Verduno Varietals

Remarkable Quality Across the Board

2020 Ch. Lafon Rochet

An Exceptional Success

2019 Castellare Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Il Poggiale

From a Leader in the Tuscan Wine Renaissance

Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta + Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni

The Wines of the 2020 Vintage

2020 Ch. Tour St Christophe

St. Emilion on the Ascent

2015 Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Vigneto di Popoli

Some For Us, Some For the Wolves

Ziereisen - Wunderkinden in Baden

In the southernmost part of Germany, wife and husband team Edeltraud and ex-carpenter Hanspeter Ziereisen have become one of Germany’s most talked-about star winemakers.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Bricco Ernesto Rebellious Nature: 2020 - Nebbiolo and Barbera + 2021 - Sangiovese and Nebbiolo

2021 Tenuta della Terre Nere Contrada Etna Rosso


Two Great Italians

2008 Scaglione Barbaresco Come un Volo magnum + 2017 Tenuta Mocceni Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

2022 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Contrada

Fractal Complexity in White Wines


The Truly Remarkable New, Next Level of Spanish Wines

The best clone for Cabernet Sauvignon?

2019 Marietta Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail Clone 6

2017 Cantina Della Volta Brut Rosso

The Best (And Most Famous) "House" Lambrusco

Tale of a Tasting

Giorgio Pelissero - Master of Barbaresco

Champagne Bollinger PN AYC 18

"most expressive yet, hugely satisfying, expansive."

2016 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana

Pure Fruit That Tastes Like Music

2020 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico

Truly Classic

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Single Malt Scotch + Spirits

Bruichladdich Distillery Specials

The Bruichladdich Distillery creates thought-provoking whiskies. Bruichladdich is their unpeated label, unusual for its origin in Islay. Read on...

Mossburn + Torabhaig Distillers, Tasting Thursday, Feb 1, 2024, in-store, 4:30pm or 6pm

with Brian Johnson. The Mossburn Distillers have been around for many years. Although you may not have heard of them, they have been buying casks and laying them down until they are ready to bottle. This tasting will introduce Mossburn Foursquare. Read on...

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