Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

BREAKING NEWS: -Our Port tasting (regular Wednesday in-store tasting) has been postponed to tonight, Thursday the 29th.

This Week's THURSDAY Tasting:

Port After a Storm

January 29, 2015

Nothing allays a winter chill like a rich warming glass of port. The Real Stuff is a rather stately lady who is best appreciated at a certain age - 20 is the minimum, 30 and 40 are even better - but those ports from favored vintages like 1963, 1977, and 1994 are very expensive and in any case, more imposing than cuddly. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

West Coast Cabernets

January 21, 2015

John writes: As he signed up for a tasting sampler, one experienced taster, who also is an avid collector of mostly French wines, was heard to say that last week's wines, "hit it out of the park." (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, Saturdays 11am - 6pm, and closed Sundays

Past Tastings

Piedmont Tutorial - January 14th

Peter writes, A range of styles as well as some dramatic statements were all on display at last week's tasting of Piedmont wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Hand of God and Other Fine Rhones - January 7th

Rich warm Rhone wines enticed quite a number of people to brave the polar vortex. By all accounts they were amply rewarded.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Year's Champagne Tasting - December 2nd

Champagne at the Omni Parker House
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Thanksgiving on a Budget - November 19th

Last week's range of more moderately priced wines met with general approval, although taste and thus preferences varied.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Turn Your Head Good Wines

2013 Giacomo Bologna Braida Barbera dÂ’Asti Montebruna and 2012 Rocca di Carpeneto Losna Dolcetto di Ovava

2012 Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch

Napa Richness, French Elegance - better than many twice its price

2010 Muga Rioja Reserva and 2005 Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Consistent Excellence in Spain

The Heights of Pleasure: A Bordeaux Bargain

2011 Ch. Les Hauts de Plaisance Haut Medoc

New Release Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Sicilian Reds- Mythical Dimensions

David Croix 2012 Burgundies

Very Fine but Very Little

2010 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo

Absolute Favorite in Tuscany

2005 Azelia

Great Barolo Drinkable Now

2012 Mas de Boislauzon

A Brother and Sister Make Brother & Sister Successes

Vincent Laval's Wonderfully Expressive Champagnes

Plus news of our annual Champagne Tasting

2012 Bruno Clair Burgundies

Very Limited

2012 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape

Limited Supply

Puligny Character on an Alice White Budget?

2012 Pernot-Bellicard Bourgogne Blanc

A Most Unusual White Bordeaux

2012 Ch Couronneau

Limited Quantities of Two Wonderfully Successful Estates

2012 Meo Camuzet and Faiveley Red Burgundies

2011 Walter Hansel Russian River Chardonnay North Slope

Full, Rich, Stoney

2012 Domaine Faiveley

Rare and Dear, Well Worth It

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Single Malt Scotch

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Lismore Single Malt

Limited amounts of the 21 and 18 Y.O.

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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