Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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

BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR 2021 - Update 6/24/22 -All of the major chateaux have released pricing. Read on for the few but incredibly good red wines that have been released since last week and because of their outstanding qualities a final list of white wines.

This Week's Tasting

Rich Iberian Reds

February 1, 2023

Peter writes, "This tasting features w some of our favorite Spanish reds, with one Portuguese kicker included. The first three wines are based on Tempranillo."" (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Bargains in Overlooked 'Misfit' Wines

January 25, 2023

Several have sold out but. But we still have a few of the two tasters' favorites. (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

Well-priced Hearty Wines from Southern France - January 18th

Of note, the 2019 Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes showed very smooth and friendly.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Port plus One - January 11th

Please your palate & reduce your heating bill! Tasters found two wines outstanding.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Italian Discoveries - January 4th

Last week we tasted three Italian whites and three Italian reds. As they say, not a clunker among them.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Our Annual Holiday Specials! - November 9th

The Federal Cases
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

Champagne Cazé Thibaut

Character and Finesse through Pinot Meunier

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

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

2020 Jadot Red and White Burgundies

Something very special for Burgundy

Burgundy Comes to Champagne

Lejeune Dirvang - Clos des Fourches Premier Cru Natur, 2015 Robert Lejeune Pinot Noir Grand Cru Extra Brut + 2014 Robert Lejeune Chardonnay Premier Cru Extra Brut

2021 Elio Grasso Educato Chardonnay

A Chardonnay That Knows What It’s Doing

New Grower Champagne at Great Prices

Bertrand-Delespierre + L'Enfant de la Montagne Premier Cru Extra Brut + 2012 Origenes Croissees Premier Cru Extra Brut

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

Some of our Most Compelling Recent Wines

Wines We Loved

JM Labruyere Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut

Always a Good Deal, In Today's Market, a Great One - Last Chance Before Price Increase

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

Authentic, Historic, Outstanding

A Fine and Deep Northern Rhone Syrah

2019 Chave Selection St. Joseph Offerus

2019 Clos St. Antonin Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone Villages

Perhaps the Best Yet

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

Upcoming Events

February 14th: Valentine's Day Truffle Dinner

Tuesday, February 14 2023, 6:30 PM. Truffles as Aphrodisiac? - Read on...

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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