Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This Week's Tasting:

Winemaker Jon Tomaselli of Torii Mor, Willamette Valley Oregon

September 10, 2014

Like burgundies, Torii Mor's offerings always find a way of expressing place. In warmer vintages, like 2012, their earthy qualities are wrapped in lush fruit. In cooler years, like 2010, the wines are the height of expressivity, balancing earth with a crisp minerality. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Spanish Gems

September 4, 2014

Peter writes, "Last week we had everyone agree on two things. One is that Chris Campbell is very knowledgable and extremely enthusiastic. The other is that he selects 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

Rhonifornia - August 27th

John writes, "Rhone grapes do very well in California, seemed to be the tasters' consensus and for some a discovery."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Tasting - August 20th

Best of Barbecue
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Summary of the Summeries - August 13th

Should we say that all the wines were favorites? We might well, as everybody who came liked something and some liked all of them.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Southern France, Mostly - August 6th

Last week's tasting had two favorite wines, for different preferences and  different reasons.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2007 Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Winery Re-releases a Critics' Dream Vintage

The Wind in the Vineyard

2010 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella, 2008 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella and 2010 Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo

Celebrate Novelty

2011 Negro Lorenzo Roero Arneis Spumante

Limited Quantities of Two Wonderfully Successful Estates

2012 Meo Camuzet and Faiveley Red Burgundies

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Biancos and Rosatos

Ridiculously Sophisticated and Classy Wines

Two Less Usual Summer Pinot Noirs

2010 Clos Henri Pinot Noir Petit Clos, New Zealand and 2013 Domaine Saint Nicolas Pinot Noir, Loire

2010 Burlotto and Fenocchio Barolos

Inventors of Tradition and Proprietors of Value

2011 Walter Hansel Russian River Chardonnay North Slope

Full, Rich, Stoney

2010 Renzo Masi Chianti Rufina Riserva

A BMW for the Price of a Bicycle

2012 Domaine Faiveley

Rare and Dear, Well Worth It

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

Local Boy's Bordeaux Wows the French

2010 Ch. Edmus St. Emilion Grand Cru

A Rhone Master Strikes Anew

2011 Pierre Usseglio Lirac

2011 Cantine Valenti Norma and 2011 Cantine Valenti Puritani Riserva

Mount Etna Strikes Again

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...

Upcoming Events

October 16th: Champagne Dinner with Vincent Laval

At Bergamot, Cambridge, Thursday October 16 -

October 7th: Brunello di Montalcino Dinner

Details to follow, wines will include single vineyard Brunello Riserva.

September 30th: Billecart Salmon Champagne Dinner

At Clio Restaurant, Tuesday September 30, 7pm - Read on...

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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