Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tasting -WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2015 - Instore, 5 - 7 pm - Wines for your Late Summer Grill

This Week's Tasting:

The Late Summer Grill

August 26, 2015

The last lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. You’re thinking about somethings on the grill. We’ve assembled a sophisticated sextet of not-your-usual wines to harmonize nicely with whatever you put on it. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Delicious Bargains from Portugal

August 19, 2015

Many tasters were pleasantly surprised with how good and inexpensive these unfamiliar wines were. Light to medium body, they are built for this season. (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

Last Week's Tasting - August 12th

The Judgement of Boston
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

International Varieties In Italy - August 5th

Peter writes, "Well, it was fun showing international varieties from Italy. For some reason, no one actually thought that it’s crazy that these wines exist. All the wines were liked, some with amending provisos."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Tasty New South Americans - July 29th

On a very hot day there was surprising affection for the reds. Many, of course were very good foils for most of what you might grill this summer, but they are   frequently more versatile than that.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Spain, especially Montsant, with importer Chris Campbell - July 23rd

The wines bore familiar Spanish and Portuguese names, but either excelled far above the usual levels for their regions or took them in a new direction, or both.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

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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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