Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WEDNESDAYS: Oct 9th - The Spanish wines of Jorge Ordonez. FRIDAY, Oct 11th - Simone Horgan, owner of Leeuwin Estate, Australia (read more at "Upcoming Events"). WEDNESDAY, Oct 16th, 6-8:30pm - Special Tasting with Giorgio Rivetti at the Omni Parker House, Fine Wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, and Campania (please check "Upcoming Events" for Rivetti reservation and admission info).

This Week's Tasting

Great Ordonez Spanish Wines

October 9, 2019

Years ago Jorge Ordonez began importing some of the greatest wine estates in Spain. He transformed the market and one began seeing the Ordonez Import name all over the place. Tonight we welcome son Victor Ordonez who will be showing us some of these fantastic estates and wines. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting


October 2, 2019

Classic Wines at Everyday Prices. People liked the crisp well defined precision of last week’s wines, but more than that their incredibly low wallet-friendly prices. (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

One Good Sale Deserves Another - September 25th

Up to Half off on Carefully Selected Fine Wines
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Inglenook and Rubicon - An Iconic Napa Winery Reborn - September 18th

Tasters of a certain age were surprised by at seeing the Inglenook name on the labels of such fine wines .
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Trimbach - An Historic Icon Unveils a New Grand Cru, plus an Impromptu Tasting of Two Mountains Winery's Reds - September 11th

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.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Some of our Favorite Wines at Knockdown Prices - September 5th

Many wines left the store last week. A few sold-out but we have from bottles to about a case left of the wines below and will honor the special sale discounts until the end of this week, or they are gone.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

Upcoming Events

October 22nd: SAVE THESE DATES!

October 22, 2019, Quilceda Creek Seminar with Nicole Trumble from the winery. November 21, 2019, Badia e Coltibuono Dinner. Monday December 2, 2019, Grand Champagne Tasting at the Omni Parker House.

October 16th: Special Tasting with Giorgio Rivetti *UPDATED*

Wednesday, Oct 16th, 6-8:30pm at the Omni Parker House. Fine Wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, and Campania. Admission required. More info here ...

Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt List (paused for now)

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

Three New Mortlach Releases

Everyone should have a Morty! Read more here . . .

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