Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store: WEDNESDAY, September 18th - Inglenook & Rubicon: An Iconic Napa Winery Reborn

This Week's Tasting

Inglenook and Rubicon - An Iconic Napa Winery Reborn

September 18, 2019

First there was Inglenook. There in Rutherford in 1882 Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain who had amassed a fortune in the fur trade, fermented his first crop of Napa Valley cabernet grapes. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Trimbach - An Historic Icon Unveils a New Grand Cru, plus an Impromptu Tasting of Two Mountains Winery's Reds

September 11, 2019

Importer Justin Stone provided last week's large turnout with some excellent wines that they found  very pleasing indeed, especially two wines  from grand cru vineyards. (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

Last Week's Tasting - September 5th

Some of our Favorite Wines at Knockdown Prices
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Distinctive BBQ Wines and a Special Pinot - August 28th

The 2016 Cave Mont Blanc, Blanc was most purchased. People had not heard of it but found it intriguing; a soft and broad wine of moderate acidity and alcohol that would partner a variety of dishes.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Familia Torres - August 21st

No Longer Just Catalonia, Now the Best of Spain
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Make Your August Sparkle - August 14th

No surprise to us, the organically grown Bohigas Brut Reserva Cava went home with the most people.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

Palmento Costanzo

New and Exciting From Mount Etna

A Great Deal

Elk Cove's 2016 Pike Road Pinot Noir Fairsing Vineyard

2013 Azienda Agricola Reale Borgo di Gete

You Need to Pay Attention

2010 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Rare and Amazing Barbaresco

2017 Guidobono Nebbiolo d’Alba

Every Day Nebbiolo is a Good Thing

2018 Caravaglio Malvasia Bianco Secco

My Favorite White Wine

Unique Mastroberardino

And Now for Something Completely Different-Twice

2018 Cavallotto Pinot Nero en Bianco “Pinner”

Crazy White Wine From Piedmont

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

2015 E Pira Chiara Boschis

The Essence of Barolo

Rocca di Castagnoli 2015 Chianti Classico

Getting High in Gaiole

Feudo Montoni

Special Pricing for Great Sangiovese

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

Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu Vertical Selection

To Cultivate Dreams and Harvest Passions

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

The Greatest Brunellos di Montalcino

Valdicava and Canalicchio di Sopra

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 List (paused for now)

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

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