Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2020 Bordeaux -The critics are raving after tasting the wines in bottle. Read on for latest selection, pricing, and arrival time ...

Free Wednesday Tastings -Plan to join us! Read on for more info...

This Week's Tasting

Cracking Croatian Wine: The Wines, the Book

March 22, 2023

This week an eclectic selection of wines that deliver much more than ordinary character at a very reasonable price. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Reds and a White of Character - Price, Not so Much

March 16, 2023

Two clear favorites last week; the solid and rich intensity of the D de Dauzac, and the strongly oaked, smooth Conde Valdemar Rioja Reserva. (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 for phone and email orders Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, and Sat 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

Two Women from Burgundy: Jeanne-Marie Deschamps, Wine Broker + Anne Parent, Winemaker - March 9th

Last week's were some of the best wines of this year's tastings so far. Anne Parent impressed many tasters with her thoughtful method and note-perfect Pommard-based wines. Jeanne- Marie Deschamps was lucid and concise in explaining the others.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Wines of Campania, from the Beautiful South - March 1st

Last week’s three whites and reds were an introduction to some of the historic wines of Campania. The whites showed Campania’s three greatest grapes.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Delicious New Arrivals - February 22nd

People found value and lots of flavor in three of the wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Cabernet + Friends - February 15th

This week some of our favorite Cabernet classics and blends. Four are from California, together with a couple of wines from south of the equator in contrasting styles.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Tenuta Regaleali, Classic Sicilian Reds

2020 Nero d’Avola Lamuri + 2020 Perricone Guarnaccio

Evesham Wood

Excellent Small Production Oregon Red & White

Paul Achs

The Master of World-Class Austrian Red Wine

Highly Recommended

2020 Gerard Tremblay Chablis Fourchaume + All Ann Parent’s 2019s and 2021s

Two Great Expressions of Great Value Sangiovese

2017 San Guglielmo Brunello di Montalcino + 2021 Valter Mattoni Sangiovese CoseCose

Bodega Lanzaga

Pure Expressive Rioja From Telmo Rodriguez

Sale: Precise Full-Fleshed Martin Woods Willamette Wines

Evan Martin of Martin Woods is well on his way to becoming a cult winemaker in Willamette Valley. Fledged at Belle Pente, he has made his own imprint with wines of deceptive simplicity but impressive purity.

Pre-arrival Top Quality Brunello

2018 Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino + 2018 Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

Vigne Surrau in Sardinia

High Quality and Value

2019 E Pira Barolos from Chiara Boschis

Among Barolo's Finest

2017 d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

Serious and A Hoot

2018 Barale Fratelli Barolo di Barolo

Tradition Tradition Tradition

2016 Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte Riserva

Great Red Wine Unique to Puglia

Serego Alighieri Possessioni Rosso and Bianco

Everyday Wines from the Oldest Prestige Cellars in Verona

2020 Red Chandon de Brialles Corton + Pernand 1er Cru

"Brilliantly Done" "Impressive Delineation "As Good as Corton Gets"

2019 Oddero Nizza Superiore Barbera d'Asti

Red Wine Full of Character

2016 Tasca d’Almerita Rosso del Conte

The First Great Sicilian Red

Luis Pato, the King of Bairrada

2020 Vinhas Velhas White + 2016 Vinhas Velhas Red

2020 Chiara Condello Sangiovese di Prediappo

A New Clear Voice in the Auditorium

Jaime Araujo

Her Trois Noix Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Casanova di Neri Giovanni Rosso + 2017 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino

Something New in Montalcino, and One of Montalcino’s Originals

2021 Elio Grasso Educato Chardonnay

A Chardonnay That Knows What It’s Doing

Herculean Wines

Azienda Agricola Tomei + 2020 Veniero Cesanese + 2021 Abbuoto

The Symbiosis in a Bottle

2020 Virgen de Galir Godello Valdeorras + 2017 Bussoletti Trebbiano Spoletino Colle Murello

2018 Muga Rioja Reserva + 2015 Muga Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva

Innovation and Authenticity

Great Vintage, Fine Vineyard, Excellent Producer

2020 Rully from Paul + Marie Jacqueson

Extraordinary Red From Austria

2020 Moric Estate Blaufrankisch

2015 CVNE Vina Real Rioja Reserva

Authentic and Classic

2021 Fratelli Alssandria Pelaverga di Verduno Speziale

Take a Vacation

2020 Ezio Cocito Langhe Bianco Ben Turno

Unique Star of Piedmont Bianco

Sicily’s “First Growth”

2016 Tasca d’Almerita Vigneto San Lucio Riserva del Conte

2020 Alit Willamette Pinot Noir

Our Best Selling Pinot Noir, Now Even Better

The Best of Abruzzo - 2015 Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo San Calisto (plus Umbrian Olive Oil)

Authentic, Historic, Outstanding

Gold Stars of Verona

2013 Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron Amarone della Valpolicella + 2017 Serego Alighieri MontePiazzo Valpolicella Superiore

2018 Rose + Arrow Pinot Noirs

Oregon's Grand Crus?

2013 Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte

Very Rare and Special Gift We Found For You

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Single Malt Scotch + Spirits

Good Spirits are Always Welcome

A Sampling from our Extensive Collection - Scotch, Bourbons, Brandies + Tequilas - read on...

Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Y.O. Umeshu Cask Finish

The Hatozaki Small Batch 12 is delightful. A blend of 12-year-old single malts spends six more months in bespoke barrels that previously held superior Umeshu plum liquor. - read on...

Smokehead Sherry Bomb 48 percent

Fasten Your Seat Belt - read on...

Two - no, Three from Bunnahabhain

This was going to be about two of my favorite Bunnahabhain whiskies, but...

Pinhook Rye + Bourbon Selections

Proofed and blended to be singular and remarkable - read on...

Hatozaki Distillery

Omakase Pure Malt Edition First Release 46 percent - read on...

Michel Couvreur - Blossoming Auld Sherried Whisky 45%

Rare and Intricate - read on...

Torabhaig Allt Glean

Well-Tempered Peat, Well Crafted Malt - read on...

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