Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -THURSDAY Dec 5th, In-store 4:30 or 6pm, Glendronach Single Malts - WEDNESDAY Dec 11th, In-store 5-7pm, Wines of Gaja

Boston’s Best Holiday Champagne Tasting - Full champagne lists here -December 2, 2019 at the Omni Parker House, but sale prices continue until December 31st

The Federal Cases -Make it a Federal Case! This year's selections may be our best yet.

The To Ol Advent Calendar Case -Holiday Magic and Mystery

This Week's Tasting

Make It a Federal Case

November 20, 2019

Sometimes you serve a crowd at your holiday meal. That's no reason to stint quality or to serve boring wines. This week two whites and four reds that  jump out as flavorful companions for richer foods. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Feasting on a Budget

November 13, 2019

We were pleased that people liked the wines a lot and thought them very good values. (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

Wines for Your Feast - November 6th

Most agreed: the wines were very good.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Affordable Bordeaux + 2016 Bordeaux Estates - October 30th

From the basic to the Some Overlooked Greats
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Fine $30 Values - October 23rd

Three Surprises for Most Tasters
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Two Tastings - October 9th

Jorge Ordonez’s Classic Spanish Wines (Wednesday) + Leeuwin Estate’s “Distinct Esthetic” with Owner-Director Simone Horgan (Friday)
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Poggio La Noce

Crazy Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil

2016 La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo

Simply the Best

Myth and Mystery - A Unique Dry White

2018 Cantina Gulino Albanello Pretiosa Magnum

2015 Clos du Moulin aux Moines Pernand Vergelesses Les Combettes

Very Good White Burgundy at a Very Fair Price

Get Happy - Super Traditional Barolo and Barbaresco With Age

2005 Grasso Fratelli Barbaresco Vallegrande, 2008 Mirafiore Barolo Lazzarito, 2008 Gabriele Scaglione Barbaresco Come un Volo + 2013 Luigi Baudana Barolo Ceretta

2017 Smith + Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

Comfort Wine for Comfort Food

2016 Ca Viola Barbera d’Alba Brichet

A Little Magic in the Bottle

JM Labruyere Prologue Grand Cru Extra Brut

New Release of One of Last Year’s Best Rated Champagnes

2015 Oddero Barolo + 2015 Tenuta Cucco Barolo Serralunga

A Great Historic Past and Farming For the Future

2016 Mas de Boislauzon Cotes du Rhône Villages + 2016 Mas Carlot Costieres de Nîmes Enfants Terribles

Drink Tasty Southern Rhones at Bargain Prices

An Offering Of Older Burgundies

1964 - 2015

2016 Dievole Chianti Classico + 2015 Dievole Chianti Classico Vigna di Sessina Gran Selezione

A Magical Place in the Tuscan Hills

Barolo and Barbaresco Vintages

From the La Spinetta Library Cellar

2014 Ch. Bouscasse Madiran

Come for your health, Stay for the hearty flavors

2009 Negro Lorenzo Nebbiolo Roero Riserva San Francesco Magnum

Amazing Value Nebbiolo

2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Ceretta + 2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana

Distinctive traditional Barolos at the top end of quality and the mid-range of price,

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

2014 Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Russian River

Great Deal on a Fine Chardonnay Coming into its Own

2014 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo

Great Wine, Great Value from the Kings of Verduno

2014 Leonetti Reserve

Great discount on a Washington “First Growth” Cabernet

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

Heaven on Earth

A Great Deal

Elk Cove's 2016 Pike Road Pinot Noir Fairsing Vineyard

2010 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Rare and Amazing Barbaresco

2018 Caravaglio Malvasia Bianco Secco

My Favorite White Wine

Unique Mastroberardino

And Now for Something Completely Different-Twice

2017 Port

A Vintage Not to be Missed

Wines We Loved

2015 Domaine du Collier Saumur Blanc + 2015 Collier Saumur Rouge La Ripaille

2017 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere

Premier and Grand Cru Etna

2015 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard

Sale on A Single Vineyard Reserve Wine

Return of a Favorite Champagne

Champagne Labruyere

2009 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Amazing Barbaresco

2012 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio

Piedmont's Past & Future

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere

The Magic of Etna

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

Sophisticated Quality

2015 Cantine Gulino Nero d’Avola Drus

An Important Style of Nero d’Avola

Poggio La Noce

The Art of Tuscany

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Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt Prices to Rise at least 25% due to Tariff

so Federal has a Sale! Read more here . . .

Single Malt List (paused for now)

Please call the shop if you are interested in Single Malt availability.

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