Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Boston’s Best Holiday Champagne Tasting

People have been asking about our Best-in-Boston holiday Champagne tasting this year. It will be on Tuesday, November 28 - WE ARE SOLD OUT, but to add your name to our waiting list, read on ...
November 4, 2023


Champagne Glasses

People have been asking about our Best-in-Boston holiday Champagne tasting this year. It will be on Tuesday, November 28. This year it will be in the Press Room on the mezzanine, not the ground floor as in the past


To provide the best experience attendance will be limited. This tasting, as expected, has filled up very quickly. We are sold out, but happy to add your name to our waiting list. Just click the button below, or call us at 617.367.8605 to be added.


Tables will be widely spaced this year, and we ask that people avoid congregating at them to the degree possible.


The tasting will go from 4:30 to 8:30. While we don't have fixed sessions, we request that you try to arrive as close to 4:30 or 6:30 as possible to have fewer people in the room at one time. We don’t require that anyone leave. 


Some of the Wines


This year's tasting will have about 50 selected champagnes from both estates and major houses. They represent what we feel are some of the best and best values on the market today. Supplies of the best champagnes are limited. Some wines might sell out at the tasting, although we will, as usual, have a sale through December.


This year's tasting will be the most exciting yet, because of new finds from exciting from exciting new growers. We have written about some lately. Excellent wines from GirostCazé ThibautThomas Perseval, and Lejeune-Dirvang Chardonnay


Others will come from the finest major houses. We will again feature Roederer and have excellent wines from highly-rated DeutzPol Roger, and Bollinger. There will also be especially well-crafted wines from micro-negociants Ployez- Jacquemart and Leclerc Briant.


Perennial value champagnes Dumont, Moutard, and Le Mesnil, will headline the values.


Some of our favorite estates will be back; Camille saves, Gerbais, and Mai will show. Last year's runaway bestseller, our exclusive Labruyere Prologue Extra Brut, will be featured.


We will include some excellent wines from outside Champagne featuring Spain's Raventos. and Italy’s Ferrari. The vineyard for Dangin's Cremant de Bourgogne is just on the wrong side of the hill that marks the border between Champagne and Burgundy. It is very much on the right side of taste.




If you want to come to this SOLD-OUT tasting, we can add you to our waiting list and will be in touch if we have cancellations.


Tickets are $75 per person, applicable to a purchase.


Please supply payment information if we don't have you on file already.


Len Rothenberg

Special Rate to Stay at the Hotel


If you are coming from out of town, or want to relax or not drive after the tasting, the hotel offers a deluxe room at the special rate of $189 plus taxes to tasting attendees. For that rate, email John Murtha at jmurtha@omnihotels.com at the hotel. Mention the Federal Champagne Tasting and include your name, number in the party, bedding preference, and your email for the confirmation 


           - Len Rothenberg