Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -Please join us for our weekly free in-store wine tastings. Our next will be Friday, October 20th - 5 Growers, 15 Champagnes.

This Week's Tasting

Five Growers, 15 Champagnes

October 20, 2017

Estate champagnes can be a joy and a revelation. The wines, particularly those which are non dose, without the makeup of added sugar, can evoke flint, or sea shells, or the richness of pinot fermented white, the dusty yeast of chardonnay aged on the lees for 10 years.. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Delicious Grapes You've Never Heard Of

October 11, 2017

Intrigue and wonder at the wines of last week. (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

Domaine Drouhin - October 4th

Some very fine wines last week. People were attracted by their poise and balance. There were frequent comments about how they expressed a burgundian sensibility
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Super Wines, Super Sale - September 27th

A lot of people came and they took away a lot of wine. Many of the wines sold out. We were able to get more of a few.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Variety Of Dolcetto - September 20th

Last week’s wines fulfilled our goal of showing that the Dolcetto wines from Piedmont are well worth your time and attention. We tasted six different ones, and they each had similarities, but also their own distinctive style. Each one was a favorite for some of the tasters.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Inimitable Dave Powell, His Superb Shiraz and Friends - September 13th

Dave’s wines were more powerful and precise than four letter words or two digit scores. Tasters lapped them up as eagerly as they did Dave’s earthy comments on life, liberty, and the pursuit of wine, women, and song.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2014 Montevertine + 2015 Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo

Finest and Purest

Wine From the Gods

2015 Botromagno Nero di Troia Murgia Rosso and 2011 Rivera Castel del Monte Il Falcone

2016 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Classic 'Burgundian' Pinot Noir

2015 Domaine Patrick Miolane St. Aubin 1er Cru Perrieres

Affordable Breed in White Burgundy

New Arrivals to the Cellar

Mature Wines


2015 Chateau d’Yquem

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero

The Original Piedmont Grand Cru

2012 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino

Pride of Place

2016 Tasca d’Almerita Grillo Tenuta Whitaker Estate

History in a Glass

An Offer Of Older Rarer Wines, Mostly Burgundy

Bottle Quantities, Case Lots

2016 Ch La Blaque Rose Pierrevert

Price Break on a Rose from The Other Provence

2014 Michel Niellon Whites

Classic Style and Striking Balance

2015 Brigaldara Valpolicella and 2016 Sergio Mottura Grechetto Poggio Della Costa

Great Everyday Red Meets the Organic Porcupine

2015 Domaine Giraud

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition

The Perfect Chablis for This Season

Two from Sebastien Dampt

2015 Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo and 2015 Cavallotto Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Scot

An Intelligent Choice

2015 Domaine Ott Ch Romassan Bandol Rosé

Decanter's Best Rosé for Food - Half Bottles; Half Off

Three Very Select Italian Whites

Tuscany - 2014 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore, Campania - 2015 Azienda Agricola Reale Aliseo, Alto Adige - 2015 Cantina Valle Isarco Kerner Aristos

2014 Decelle-Villa Meursault

Price Reduction on a Delicious White Burgundy

2014 Dom Jessiaume Volnay Les Brouillards 1er Cru

Classy Premier Cru Burgundy, Less than Village Price

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

The Grand Crus of Sicily

2016 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rose

The Pinot Noir that Beat the Heat

2013 Allegrini La Grola and 2013 Allegrini Amarone

Gold Stars From Verona

A Wine We Loved

2014 Marcel Deiss Engelgarten

Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

The Most Distinctive of Rosés

2015 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir Willamette

Classic Begets Classic

2014 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fume Pur Sang, Silex

The French Press is Enthusiastic

2015 Schiopetto Friulano "Mario Schiopetto"

A Tribute to a Legend

David Ramey's 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Dark Mysteries

Special Sangiovese From the Mountain

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole

2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello

Amazing Bottle for a Special Occasion

2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot

The Best or Nothing

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Single Malt Scotch

Last Week's Scotch Tasting

February, 2017: Gordon and MacPhail with Richard Urquhart and Joe Swanson

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.

Limited Release - Springbank Distillery Local Barley 16 Y.O. 53.3%

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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

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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