Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tasting -THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 - Instore, 5 - 7 pm - Reichsrat von Buhl, with Richard Grosche, Managing Director.

This Week's Tasting:

Easter and Passover Wines

March 25, 2015

Peter writes, "We can count ourselves lucky that finer wines from the Middle East, especially Israel, are finally becoming available over here. After all, wines have been made here for millennia." (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

The Joy of Blending

March 18, 2015

John writes, "Last week we compared single varietal Merlot and Nebbiolo to wines in which these grapes are the basis for a blend." (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

Palate Pleasing New Arrivals - March 11th

Given the diversity of the wines, it would be difficult to name any as clear favorites.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

A Foretaste of Spring - March 9th

Philippe Chainier & Tanya Careme - Two charming winemakers, four charming wines
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Champagne and Burgundy with Peter Wasserman - March 4th

A large crowd showed up to listen to Peter Wasserman and taste the six wines he selected. Neither disappointed.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Napa's Steve Burgess - February 25th

John writes, "Steve Burgess drew both a large crowd and his family's Napa Valley red wines very positive reviews."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Shiloh Winery

Simply Outstanding Wines for Any Occasion

New on the Shelf:

Pretty & Pleasurable White

2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino

Best Value in a Great Vintage

Brothers in Blends

2012 Tenuta Olim Bauda Monferrato Rosso Trigo and 2013 Luigi Ferrando Canavese Rosso La Torrazza

Wines We Loved

Jo the Magnificent

2010 Ceretto Barolo

Crazy Good

Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy

2012 Domaine de Moulin Neuf Givry Meix au Roi

2007 Tasca dÂ’Almerita Rosso del Conte

Superb Star of Sicily

2012 Bertrand Stehelin Gigondas

Limited Return of a Rhone Sell Out

2013 Patrick Piuze Chablis

Classic Chablis from a Young Master

2010 Brunello di Montalcino (futures)

As Good As 1955?

Cavallotto Barolo (The Return of the Jedi)

Bottling Beacons of Excellence

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

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

Upcoming Events

April 7th: Elio Grasso Barolo Dinner:

Gianluca Grasso presents recently released Barolos, with a delicious accompanying dinner from Mamma Maria Restaurant - April 7, 2015. Read more...

Single Malt Scotch

Browse our Scotch Online! Updated Regularly

We are pleased to present selections from our unmatched Scotch inventory.

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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