Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WED, March 20th - Bordeaux, New Arrivals. THURS, March 28th - Three Craftsmen of Cru Beaujolais.

2018 Bordeaux Futures - read more... -Mike writes, "Initial reports are that the 2018 vintage in Bordeaux will include some excellent wines, for the more successful estates equal or better than 2016. We will be offering futures prices."

This Week's Tasting

Some of Our Favorite Bordeaux

March 20, 2019

We have just gotten a shipment from Bordeaux which included some of our favorites. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Great Bargains from Spain

March 13, 2019

Peter writes, All in all it was nice to be able to present this level of quality at this price. (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

Single Vineyard Montepulciano with Some Chaos - March 6th

We tasted the wines last week blind. There were five Italian reds from all over Italy and one red that was from somewhere else.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Five Italian Wines and One Mystery Wine - February 27th

We tasted the wines last week blind. There were five Italian reds from all over Italy and one red that was from somewhere else.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Cabernet and Friends - February 20th

A small group last week favored the four wines that best balanced robust fruit with complexity of flavor.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

A Cauc(as)us on Georgian Wines - February 13th

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli is an academic. Last week he brought six Georgian wines with an academic's attention to history and detail yet a wine lover’s passion. They called for passion.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2018 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova

Everything You Want

2012 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio

Piedmont's Past & Future

2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Subtle and Fine, to Savor Over Time

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere

The Magic of Etna

Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu Vertical Selection

To Cultivate Dreams and Harvest Passions

Donald Patz Steps Up His Game

2017 Maritana Chardonnay La Rivière & 2017 Maritana Pinot Noir La Russe

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

Bargains in Rich Southern Reds in two fine vintages

2015 Andre Brunel Chateauneuf du Pape, 2016 Clos Mont Olivet Cotes du Rhone & 2016 Domaine Lascaux Pic St. Loup Carra

2011 Montes-Alpha Malbec

From the Other Side of the Andes

The label (and price) say Medoc; Your lips will taste Margaux

2010 Moulin de La Lagune & 2015 Ch. de Malleret

The Greatest Brunellos di Montalcino

Valdicava and Canalicchio di Sopra

2016 Domaine de Pegau

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee & Chateauneuf du Pape Da Capo at Prearrival Prices

2017 Henri Boillot Burgundies

"Unambiguously impressive" - Wine Advocate

Super Size It: Our Latest Offer

Ridiculous values and very rare wines in large format.

New, Notable, Not Much of It

2015 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

Sophisticated Quality

New 2015 Bordeaux Arrivals

"Fonbadet is Gorgeous in 2015"

Just Arrived 2016 Chateauneuf-du Pape Arrivals

Two from the Sabons of Janasse

2016 Clos St. Antonin Chateauneuf du Pape

a Fine New Estate Destined for Greatness

2015 Cantine Gulino Nero d’Avola Drus

An Important Style of Nero d’Avola

2015 Coillot Marsannay Charme au Pretres

A Bargain in Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy becomes even more so

2016 John Duval Annexus Mataro

Deep, Dark and Brooding

2015 Aurore de Dauzac, Margaux

A resurgent estate's second wine in a top vintage

New On the Shelf

2016 Lioco Carignan Sativa

2016 Vieux Télégraphe Chateauneuf du Pape

One of the Best of a Fine Rhone Vintage at a prearrival price

2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Oncle Vincent

“Puligny” at less than half the price

A Wine We Loved

2015 Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvee Paso Robles

Aldo Conterno Barolo

The Legend Continues

Poggio La Noce

The Art of Tuscany

An Offer Of Caymus,

mostly Special Select Cabernets

JM Labruyere Brut Prologue Champagne

How a New Champagne Estate Made one of 2018's Top Rated Releases

2016 Rose and Arrow Pinot Noirs

Does Oregon Have Grand Crus?

New, Notable, Not Much of Them

2016 Condrieu

A Great Deal

2015 Albert Boxler Riesling Reserve

Porta del Vento

Exciting New Wines from Sicily

2013 Jamet Cote Rotie

"Terrific Depth and Concentration..."

New On the Shelf

Fresh, Top Notch, and/or Wonderful

Bordeaux 2017 en Premeurs

Mixed Feelings

Martin Woods

New, Fine American Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

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Single Malt Scotch

Three New Mortlach Releases

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

See Our Single Malt List

Click on the Fine Wines and Rarities tab at the top of the page, then choose "Single Malt Scotch" from the category list.

Great Blog Article - June 26, 2013

Bozkurt Karasu interviews Joe Howell about whiskey, life and Joe's philosophy of customer service. Find link here . . .

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