Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

The Federal Cases -For over fifteen years, people have found that making it one of our Federal Cases is the best way to treat a client, a friend, or yourself to a gift that gives pleasure for all the twelve days of Christmas (or Hanukah plus four) This year we've chosen wines with extra value and flavor and given an extra discount to make them the best values yet. Both include a Federal Wine corkscrew. Click on "The Federal Cases" for full description.

Upcoming Tastings -GRAND CHAMPAGNE TASTING at the Omni Parker House TUESDAY, November 29th, 2016. Boston's Premier Champagne Event! 4:30 - 7:30pm

Tonight's TUESDAY Grand Champagne Tasting

Boston's Best Holiday Champagne Tasting and Sale 

November 29, 2016

The word has gotten out about how our annual champagne tasting is the city's best holiday champagne event and the crowd has grown every year. This year's promises to be the best yet with over 60 carefully selected champagnes and sparkling wines... (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tastings

What Wine with the Turkey?

November 9, 2016

The 2009 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco lived up to its billing. The wine was attractively complex and perfectly drinkable. Many tasters commented that they had never tasted anything quite like this. (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

Portuguese Fine Reds - November 2nd

One taster picked up on the contrast between the Portuguese wines we tasted last week and the northern Italian Veronese wines we had the week before he called "finesseful".
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Veronese Wines, Valpolicella, Amarone and Beyond - October 26th

Peter writes, "Last week's wines from the Verona area went from one hit to another."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

WED - A Few Great Reds From Spain, and FRI - Fifteen Champagnes from Five Fine Estates - October 19th

Last week's tasting of Spanish reds was well attended and well enjoyed. We showed wines of real distinction. That usually means, and it did this time, that the same wine was loved by one taster and not loved by another.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Tasting - October 12th

American Pinot and a Friend
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Special Custom Wood Boxed Italian Gift Wines

2012 Castello di Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Vigna La Prima Gran Selezione (Individual Wooden Boxes) and 2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello IGT Toscana (Wooden Box Three Pack)

2013 Domaine de la Biscarelle Chateauneuf du Pape Les Anglaises

Richness that Defies Gravity

Top 2013 Cabernets

2012 may have gotten the press, but 2013 will be the vintage for the ages.

2016 Beaujolais Nouveau

We will have two this year.

2013 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore and 2012 G D Vajra Barolo Ravera

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

2010 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Magnum

Pre-Holiday Special

2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot

The Best or Nothing

Two Federal Wine Exclusives from Hamilton Russell

2010 Ashbourne Sandstone and 2016 Hamilton Russell Olive Oil

A. F Nichols Willamette Pinot Noirs

Pure Pinot, Pure Pleasure

2014 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Oncle Vincent

"Puligny" at less than $25 a bottle

Mastroberardino and Il Colombera

Great White Wines of Italy

2013 Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione

What Sangiovese Should Be

A Wine We Loved

2014 Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette

Tastes From Paradise

2011 Valle Reale Montepulciano Vigneto Sant'Eusanio and 2013 Valle Reale Trebbiano Vigna del Convento di Capestrano

2014 Gilles Troullier

A Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache

2012 Domaine Mouton Givry Clos Charlé 1er Cru

Love at First Taste

Badia a Coltibuono ~ 2009 Sangioveto and 2011 Montebello

Library Release and A Brand New Wine

2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc

Raising the Bar

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Single Malt Scotch

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

Tasting Recap:

Gordon & MacPhail with Joe Swanson - sale prices until June 24, 2016

Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Gordon & MacPhail - 4:30 P.M. OR 6:00 P.M. Instore, Thursday June 9th, 2016

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.

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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