Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

We Are Essential, and we are still here! However... - for the safety of staff and customers, Federal Wine will be open only for curbside pickup, and delivery as usual throughout the Greater Boston area. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please do call us with your wine, beer and spirits needs at 617.367.8605. We are here in the shop 9am - 6pm M - F, and 11am - 6pm Saturdays.

Upcoming Tastings -For the health and protection of both customers and employees, our weekly in-store tastings have been cancelled until further notice.

The Federal Lithe and Lively Case

Have a Delicious Spring

May 7, 2020

Spring seems a little hesitant this year, hope & the calendar say it's on its way. So this week a sextet of  lighter, livelier wines for fresher springtime dishes. Some are tried and vetted favorites from previous offers. Some are new. All deliver a lot of scrumptious flavor for their price. (Continue reading)

Case of Confinement? Try this...

The Hits + Values Case

April 29, 2020

Today another in our series of mixed cases to make your confinement a bit tastier. This is a collection of some of our greatest hits, many which we offer at much less than their normal prices to a great response. PLUS... Drew's Pick of the Week: B Nektar Punk Lemonade. We continue to deliver both downtown and wherever you are, and provide curbside pickup if you prefer. (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 for phone and email orders Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, and Sat 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

The Small Pleasures Case + Drew's Local Craft Beer Favorites - April 15th

For our third  stay-at-home Small-Pleasure case we’ve added some great new values we’ve come across to some of your favorites from our offers of the last few weeks. They can be ordered as our mixed case of two of each, or 12 of one wine or in any combination for the maximum discount.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Federal Shut In Case - April 1st

The Smooth and the Robust, a well rounded collection of French favorites. We deliver both downtown and wherever you are, and provide curbside pickup if you prefer.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Italian Solidarity Case - All Around the Mainland - March 25th

This was so popular last week that we ran out of one of the wines and had to make a substitution. Try some seafood with the 2017 Montecappone Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Steve’s Social Isolation Relief Kit - March 18th

This was very popular last week. We continue to offer it.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2018 Feudo Montoni Grillo Della Timpa + 2017 Feudo Montoni Perricone Vigna del Core

Discovered and Rediscovered in Sicily

2018 ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica

A Real Eye Opener

2018 Brigaldara Valpolicella Classico

World's Greatest Light Red Value

2017 Marina Danieli Schioppettino

Rediscovered Treasure from the North

2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rosato

Absolute Purity from the Soul of Tuscany

2016 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco

Not Exactly Cool, Just Spectacular

Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Older Vintages- We Need Something Great to Drink Now

2017 Domaine de la Motte Chablis Beauroy 1er Cru

Pretty and Classic, Well Priced Too

2013 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino

The Rhythms of the Land

2017 Paul Janin Moulin a Vent Vignes du Tremblay

2015 Alit Willamette Pinot Noir

2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale

Flagship Estate of Chianti Rufina

Two Fine Complex Rosé Blends

2019 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail + 2019 Martin Woods Willamette Rosé

Michelin Two Star Pinot Noir at an Everyday Price

2015 Alit Willamette Pinot Noir

2011 Negro Lorenzo San Francesco Riserva Nebbiolo Magnum + 2019 Negro Lorenzo Roero Rosato

Perfectionist Wines

2019 Commanderie de Peyrassol + 2018 Château Simone

The Yin and Yang of Fine Provence Rosé

The World of Wine - 2016 Elio Grasso Barolo Single Vineyards

Ginestra Casa Mate, Gavarini Chiniera + 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Runcot

2016 Georg Breuer Sauvage Riesling

A Riesling Anthem In Full Voice

2016 Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta

The Golden Standard

2015 Poderi Garona Boca

The Wine of Popes

2009 Le Guaite di Noemi Valpolicella Ripasso

The New Superstar of Verona

Cantine Rao

Peace in the Ecosystem

2016 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Limited Edition

An Extraordinary Wine

2016 Tascante Etna Rosso Contrada - Exciting New Etna Wines

A Tribute to Italian Elegance at its Best

2016 Ca Viola Barbera d’Alba Brichet

A Little Magic in the Bottle

2014 Ch. Bouscasse Madiran

Come for your health, Stay for the hearty flavors

Rémi Jeanniard Morey St. Denis

Fine, Precise and Poised

New Chablis from Thomas Pico’s Domaine Pattes Loup

2017 Chablis Vent d’Ange + 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Tenuta Capofaro 2018 Didyme Malvasia Bianco Secco + 2016 Malvasia Bianco Passito

Heaven on Earth

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Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt List (Please note - We are able to deliver Scotch only to addresses within Massachusetts.}

The list has been updated as of May 21, 2020! Click "Older Wines and Rarities" above, or read on...

Tomatin 30 Y O

Great Deal on a Fine Highland Malt. read on...

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