Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2019 Bordeaux Futures - Update 9/25 -A Fine Vintage with Reduced Prices

JM Labruyere Prologue Grand Cru Extra Brut -Prearrival Sale of Our Customers' Favorite Champagne

We Are Open for Walk-in Customers! - We look forward to seeing you! Masks are required, and social distancing must be observed for the health of both customers and staff. Our hours will continue to be: 9am - 6pm M - F, and 11am - 6pm Saturdays.

Beat the Heat II

Lighter Wines for Summer Swelter

August 12, 2020

Want something cool and light to relieve the heat and humidity? So many found our June Beat the Heat Case just the thing that most of those wines are gone, so we were able to repeat one and found others just as good. (Continue reading)

Beat the Heat Case

Top Choices to Cool a Hot, Hot Week

June 25, 2020

We want something cool and light to relieve summer's heat and humidity. Some people like lemonade, some like a gin and tonic... we found six bottles this week for those of you who like wine that will give the kind of refreshment those other drinks will. (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 for phone and email orders Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, and Sat 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

A Case of La Vie en Rose - June 11th

Rosés with Character and Individuality
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Federal Wine Ennui Fighter Case + Our Co-operative Craft Beer Case - June 3rd

Two ways to lift your spirits
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Federal Lithe and Lively Case - May 7th

Have a Delicious Spring
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Hits + Values Case - April 29th

Today another in our series of mixed cases to make your confinement a bit tastier. This is a collection of some of our greatest hits, many which we offer at much less than their normal prices to a great response. PLUS... Drew's Pick of the Week: B Nektar Punk Lemonade. We continue to deliver both downtown and wherever you are, and provide curbside pickup if you prefer.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2016 G D Vajra Barolo Albe

All the Right Buttons

Old Friends and New Arrivals

Best Value, Rich, Poised + Sexy

2016 Alex Gambal St Romain Rouge + Blanc

Burgundies From a Beautiful Place

2014 Crocus Malbec de Cahors Calcifere

Reduced Price on a Rich French-American Hybrid

Cain Has Burned

Cain Remains

2018 Raquillet Mercurey Chamirey

Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy

An Offer of Fine Bordeaux at Reasonable Prices

Fine Choices

2016 Icardi Nebbiolo Surisjvan

Ready to Amaze You

David Ramey's Fabulous 2016 Single Vineyard Chardonnays

Anthony Galloni in Vinous called them all “Outstanding”, most near exceptional

2018 Perrachon Julienas Vignes des Centenaires Cuvee Special

Exciting New Vintage of a Fine Cru Beaujolais

2017 Dievole Chianti Classico

A Magical Place in the Tuscan Hills

2014 Bodegas La Horra Corimbo

Power and Elegance in Ribeira del Duero

A Classy White Burgundy for Cocktail or Seafood

The Very Last of our Sale!

A Wine We Loved

A Poised Pinot Noir - 2016 Daniel Crochet Sancerre Rouge

2019 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rosato

Absolute Purity from the Soul of Tuscany Redivivus

2015 Allegrini La Grola

Superstar of Verona

2004 Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco

Special Offer of Magnificent Mature Barolo

2018 Buglioni Lugana + 2018 Villa Matilde Falerno del Massico Bianco

Long Story Short About Two Great Italian Whites

2017 Benanti Etna Rosso + 2018 Benanti Etna Bianco

Singular Wines from a Singular Place

2015 Valle Reale Vigneto di Popoli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Elegant and Perfectly Mature for a Song

2011 Mastroberardino Naturalis Historia

Unbelievable Marriage of Ancient and Modern

Portugal's Douro-The New Home of Great Wine

2018 Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Tinto

Azienda Agricola Reale:

Complex Offer From a Magic Place

2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale

Very Special Indeed

Best Price in the Country: 2013 Boroli Barolo Villero

Total, Constant, Uncompromising Quality

Exciting Piedmont Discoveries

2018 Le Piane Maggiorina Rosso + 2016 Lano Gianluigi Dolcetto d’Alba Ronchella

2019 Tenuta Capofaro Malvasia Bianco Secco Didyme

Enhanced Aromatics from Paradise

A Wine We Loved

2016 Jo Landron Muscadet Fiefs du Breuil

2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Capanna and Il Poggione

Two Classic Producers, One Classic Year

2018 Feudo Montoni Grillo Della Timpa + 2017 Feudo Montoni Perricone Vigna del Core

Discovered and Rediscovered in Sicily

2016 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco

Not Exactly Cool, Just Spectacular

2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale

Flagship Estate of Chianti Rufina

Michelin Two Star Pinot Noir at an Everyday Price

2015 Alit Willamette Pinot Noir

2011 Negro Lorenzo San Francesco Riserva Nebbiolo Magnum + 2019 Negro Lorenzo Roero Rosato

Perfectionist Wines

2016 Georg Breuer Sauvage Riesling

A Riesling Anthem In Full Voice

2016 Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta

The Golden Standard

Cantine Rao

Peace in the Ecosystem

2016 Tascante Etna Rosso Contrada - Exciting New Etna Wines

A Tribute to Italian Elegance at its Best

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

Heaven on Earth

Upcoming Events

November 6th: American Masters - Two Socially Spaced Tastings, Nov 6 + Nov 17

with Celebrated California Winemakers appearing virtually from their wineries. Read on...

November 6th: American Masters - David Ramey Tasting Update, Fri Nov 6

"The King of Chardonnay" - The Wines, in Detail. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt List (Please note - We are able to deliver Scotch only to addresses within Massachusetts.}

The list has been updated as of September 8, 2020. Click "Older Wines and Rarities" above, or read on...

Introducing GlenAllachie

Billy Walker Back at Last. read on...

Extra Special Whiskies for Father's Day

Cream of Kentucky 13 YO + Bruichladdich Black Art 7.1 + Tomatin 30 YO, read on...

Tomatin 30 Y O

Great Deal on a Fine Highland Malt. read on...


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