Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -INSTORE: Wednesday, September 28th 2:30 - 3:45pm Whisky Tasting and Bottle Signing, Kilchoman Distillery ~ 5-7pm, Cabernet Franc - Who's Cabernet's Daddy? ~ AT OUR 1 STATE ST OFFICE: Friday, October 21st, 5-7pm - Grower Champagnes

This Week's Wednesday Double Tasting

A rare two-tasting day at Federal

September 28, 2016

2:30 - 3:45pm, Kilchoman Tasting and Bottle Signing, and 5 - 7pm, Cabernet Franc: A Wine for All Seasons (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Estate Barolos with Owner Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo

September 20, 2016

Peter writes, "Last week we happily welcomed Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo, who led us through a tasting of his family's very fine wines." (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

New Arrivals - September 14th

The reds had it. Most popular was the 2014 Barbi Il Ruspo Sangiovese Umbria which more than one taster thought made many a more expensive Chianti unnecessary. (Peter begs to differ).
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Wines of the Loosen Portfolio - September 7th

People liked the 2014 Bellene Pinot Noir which we had opened in advance, but liked the lightly wooded balance of the 2014 Bellene St. Aubin  even more.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Labor Day Wines (for the fall, too) - August 31st

Two wines sold out, but still supplies of the remaining four.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

2015 German Rieslings From Cutting Edge Estates - August 24th

Our largest turnout of the summer came out for what were for what was for many a group of unfamiliar wines, German wines, nearly all rieslings.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Tastes From Paradise

2011 Valle Reale Montepulciano Vigneto Sant'Eusanio and 2013 Valle Reale Trebbiano Vigna del Convento di Capestrano

Ageworthy 2014s

from Domaines Dujac and Faiveley - Very limited

An Offer of 2014 Domaine Leflaive White Burgundies

Rare and Very limited

2014 Gilles Troullier

A Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache

2012 Domaine Mouton Givry Clos Charlé 1er Cru

Love at First Taste

Quinta do Casal Monteiro

2012 Clavis Aurea Reserva

Prearrival - 2015 Wines from Fine German Estates

Maximin Grunhaus, Ruwer ~ Ernst Loosen, Mosel ~ Robert Weil, Rheingau

2014 Meo Camuzet

A More Classic Vintage

An Offer of Older Rarer Wines

from an Impeccable Cellar

Fine, Mature Riserva Chianti at a Great Price

2001 Prunatelli Chianti Rufina Riserva

2011 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Weissburgunder


Price Reduction on 2013 Ridge Geyserville

A Federal Wine Exclusive

The Best $40 Napa Cab You Can Get ~ 2009 Bell Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

A Federal Wine Exclusive

Sought-after White Burgundies

Special Pricing Until Saturday, August 6, 2016

Badia a Coltibuono ~ 2009 Sangioveto and 2011 Montebello

Library Release and A Brand New Wine

Prearrival Offer of the Great 2015 JJ Prums

An Offer of Rare Library Wines including Goldkapsul Auslese and Eiswein, direct from the Estate Cellars

A Wine We Love

2014 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir -Thanks Esther!

2010 Contratto Blanc de Blancs Pas Dose

Amazing Value in Sparkling Wine

2008 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Amazing Barbaresco

'Sancerre' Bourguignon

2014 Goisot St. Bris Corps de Garde

The Wines of San Felice - This Place is Different

2011 Il Grigio da San Felice Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2011 San Felice Pugnitello, 2011 Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino

2011 Giovi Akraton Etna Rosso

Special Taste of Sicily

2013 Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco and 2015 Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa

Playing the Value Card With Nebbiolo

Last Year's Most Popular Rose is even better in 2015, and less expensive, too

Ch Roquefort Corail Rose

2011 Abadia Retuerta Sardon del Duero Seleccion Especial

Spanish Gem From the "Golden Mile"

2015 Azienda Agricole Reale Aliseo and 2013 Azienda Agricole Reale Cardamone

The Soul of the Amalfi Coast

Pure Olive Oil and Wine

Living the Good Life

2011 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

The Evolution of Barolo

2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc

Raising the Bar

Upcoming Events

November 2nd: The Olde Mouldy and Federal Wine and Spirits present

A heartfelt, happy 200th birthday to Lagavulin! (a masterclass dreamed up by a trio of peat-freaks with overactive imaginations)

October 19th: Dinner with Eric Hochar

of the Legendary Ch. Musar of Lebanon - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Single Malt Scotch

REMINDER (with whisky list): Bottle Signing -Scotch Tasting

Kilchoman Distillery Wednesday, September 28th AFTERNOON, Instore, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M. This is our only tasting. Come in, taste and meet the Wills family... read more

Bottle Signing -Scotch Tasting

Kilchoman Distillery Wednesday, September 28th AFTERNOON, Instore, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M. This is our only tasting. Come in, taste and meet the Wills family... read more

Tasting Recap:

Gordon & MacPhail with Joe Swanson - sale prices until June 24, 2016

Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Gordon & MacPhail - 4:30 P.M. OR 6:00 P.M. Instore, Thursday June 9th, 2016

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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