Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This Week's Tasting:

Loire Valley

July 23, 2014

This week's wines are cool, calm, and collected from the best of very many of their types we’ve tasted. All from chateau country, mostly white, crisp and palate-refreshing, perfect for summer, even fall too.. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

What Rosés!

July 16, 2014

Good dry rosés come in many different styles. We opened with celebratory bubbles, the Lucien Albrecht Cremant Rosé of Pinot Noir. It was vibrant and racy with full fruit flavors and a hint of sweetness, a delicious way to get happy in the summer. (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

Italian Summer Wines - July 9th

We started last week's tasting with four dry whites. What stood out for everyone was how different they were from each other.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Barbecue of the Americas - July 2nd

Our all American barbecue tasting last week included wines from both North and South.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Dry German Wines - June 25th

One great value, and one fabulous wine - So summed up the last fortunate taster.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Charming Germans - June 18th

Two spatleses of different styles due to different soils were the clear group favorites. The two were about equally off dry, but for different sensibilities.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2012 Domaine Faiveley

Rare and Dear, Well Worth It

E Pira Chiara Boschis

Barolo With Divine Personality

2013 M. Lapierre Morgon and 2013 Lapierre Raisins Gaulois

Tradition and Revolution

Sicily Leads the Way

2013 Gurreira Grillo, 2013 Cantine Valenti Enrico IV Carricante & 2012 Cantine Valenti Poesia Etna Rosato

2010 Proprieta Sperino Costa della Sesia Uvaggio and 2008 Proprieta Sperino Lessona

Dazzling Nebbiolo, Great Value

An Offer of Rare and Sought After Wines (and Some Bargains, too)

Professionally Stored Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Italy, California, Sauternes - Some Original Wood Cases


Great Red Wines from Where?

Elio Grasso Barolos and Chardonnay

Wines for Your Greatest Occasions

2013 Claude Riffault Sancerres

Rich, Characterful, al dente

Local Boy's Bordeaux Wows the French

2010 Ch. Edmus St. Emilion Grand Cru

Wines We Loved

Chenas, The Forgotten Beaujolais Cru

A Rhone Master Strikes Anew

2011 Pierre Usseglio Lirac

An Offer of Rare and Sought After Wines

(and Some Bargains, Too) from Reputable Cellars

2011 Cantine Valenti Norma and 2011 Cantine Valenti Puritani Riserva

Mount Etna Strikes Again

2010 Il Grigio da San Felice Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

New Kid on the Block

2010 Lokoya - Mountain Cabernet of the Highest Quality

In case you are curious, we can get some for you

2009 Cantina della Volta Lambrusco di Modena

If You Love Champagne...

Rarities from Piedmont and Tuscany

Peter Hemenway Shares Some Gems

2013 Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

This Year's Edition of Last Year's More Popular Rosé

How to Get GOOD California Pinot Noir Cheap

Roblar Winery in Santa Barbara

2012 Domaine Cheysson Beaujolais Blanc l'Exception

A Wine We Loved

Chateau Simone

The Classic Wine of Provence

2011 Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Layered, Balanced and Affordable

2010 San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo

First Growth Sangiovese

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Single Malt Scotch

Browse our Scotch Online!

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

Longrow 14 Year Old Burgundy Finish 56.1%

A Very Special Whisky from Springbank Distillery - Twice-Distilled and Heavily Peated

Lismore Single Malt - Something New to Us

Limited amounts of the 15 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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