Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tasting -Instore, 4:30 and 6pm - WEDNESDAY, October 7, 2015, Normandin Mercier Cognac Dartigalongue Armagnacs

This Week's Tasting:

Normandin Mercier Cognac Dartigalongue Armagnacs

October 7, 2015

We are proud to welcome two producers of fine artisanal spirits from France, both directing small family firms. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tastings

Magnificent Obsessions - Nicolas Joly and Marcel Deiss with Peter Wasserman

September 30, 2015

Very, very good wines last week. Both growers succeeded in expressing the best of their regions, both in highly original interpretations. (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

Tuesday, Elisa Scavino of Paolo Scavino Barolo - Thursday, Gramona Cava with Ana Lopez - September 22nd

Two very different evenings; both well received.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Joys and Finesse of Cru Beaujolais - September 16th

A nice turnout for the tasting last week. Three wines seemed to be mentioned most, each appealing to a different sensibility.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Vermouth and Cocktails - September 9th

Peter writes: "The first impression for tasters last week was the surprise that Vermouth can actually be really, really good."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Summer White and Rose Sale - September 2nd

Call or email the store to see what is still available
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2010 Allegrini Amarone Classico

Well Behaved Crashing Surf

2014 Languedoc Les Darons by Jeff Carrel

Great Quality, Even Better Price

Another Super Steal

2011 Fattoria Colsanto Montefalco Rosso

The Sacred Vine

D'Angelo Aglianico

1997 La Spinetta Barbaresco Valeirano

Time to Celebrate

A Classic Grand Cru Chablis

2013 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand Cru

Rocca di Castagnoli - 2011 Chianti Classico and 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio A’Frati

Utterly Fabulous Wines””

An Epic Journey To a Fine White Pinot

2013 Laurent Barth Pinot d’’Alsace

2010 Oddero Barolo Classico

There’’s Gold in Them Thar Hills”

Back to School Offer - Great Italian White

Great Italian Rosato North and South

2012 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne and Nuits

The Wonderful Fruits of Change

2010 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial

The Golden Mile - Best of Spain

Sancerre Domaine Jerome Godon

100 Million Years in the Making

Compare and Contrast: Terroir in a Time Warp

Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, 2011 Vigneto di Sant'Eusanio and 2010 Vigneto di Popoli

Peter Hemenway in Piedmont, literally

2011 Elio Grasso Barolo - Wine of Kings, King of Wines

2013 Clos Cibonne Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Tibouren

This Summer’’s Best New Rose

2013 Lafage Bastide Miraflors Cotes Catalanes

Robert Parker Falls in Love, Unexpurgated

2014 Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa and 2014 Cantine Valenti Etna Rosato Poesia

Great Italian Rosato North and South

2010 Tasca d’Almerita Riserva del Conte

Sicily’'s Greatest...Sicily’s Rarest

2011 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

An Introduction to Elegance

2014 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Chasseignes

The Return of One of Last Year’'s favorite Sancerres

Loosen’'s Wonderful 2011 Great Growth Reserves

Rieslings to Rival the Finest White Burgundies

2014 Castello di Ama Rosato

Rosato for Rainbows

Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

Last Year’'s Most Popular Rosé is even better in 2014

2013 Ch. Simone Palette

Still the Best

2013 Patrick Piuze Chablis Have Arrived

Classic Chablis from a Young Master

Wines We Loved

The Girls in The Vineyard

Prearrival - Gilles Troullier

A Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache

New, Notable, Not Much Of It

Two Very Limited Pinots from Anthill Farms

Sale on Delicious Loire Red and White

2012 Pierre Chainier Quintessence Pouilly Fume and 2012 Hauts de Sanziers Saumur Rouge

New on the Shelf:

Pretty & Pleasurable White

Wines We Loved

Jo the Magnificent

2010 Ceretto Barolo

Crazy Good

Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy

2012 Domaine de Moulin Neuf Givry Meix au Roi

Cavallotto Barolo (The Return of the Jedi)

Bottling Beacons of Excellence

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Single Malt Scotch

Laphroaig 15 Year Old

BACK for a Limited Time - Celebrating 200 years. Plus, read about Nate’s new pop-up whisky bar!

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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