Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This Week's Tasting:

Rosés of Varied Hues (and flavors)

April 29, 2015

We've been busy tasting Rosés for this season and have come up with some great ones. Our first picks have just arrived, six delicious wines to try this week. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

The Federal Spring Everyday Case

April 22, 2015

Last week a very satisfied crowd who liked different wines for different reasons, but all included the wines' value and character for the money. (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

Soter Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs - April 16th

John writes, "Last week Soter Vineyards partner and senior winemaker James Cahill demonstrated to everyone his enthusiasm and and passion for what he does. All the wines were very well received."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Spain's Rueda and Ribera del Duero: Specialties of Spain - April 8th

Peter writes, "Mark Buckley led us through two Spanish wine regions, two grape varieties and three examples of each. The whites from Rueda were all 100% Verdejo. The 2013 Hermanos del Villar Verdejo Oro de Castilla emphasized the rich fruit quality of the variety balanced by a clean minerality. A very good intoduction."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Reichsrat von Buhl with Richard Grosche, Director - April 2nd

Amazing”, “Impressive,” “Wonderful”.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Easter and Passover Wines - March 25th

People liked the Seghesio Zinfandel. An experienced taster observed that "Seghesio always makes a good product." The 2013 convinced one Zinfandel skeptic that he could like the grape after all.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2013 Ch. Simone Palette

Still the Best

2013 Dievole Vendemmia Chianti Classico

Return of a Classic

2013 Patrick Piuze Chablis Have Arrived

Classic Chablis from a Young Master

Wines We Loved

The Girls in The Vineyard

2011 Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco

Truly Great

2008 La Gerla Birba

Wise Guy Brunello in Disguise

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

Shiloh Winery

Simply Outstanding Wines for Any Occasion

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

2007 Tasca d’Almerita Rosso del Conte

Superb Star of Sicily

2010 Brunello di Montalcino (futures)

As Good As 1955?

Cavallotto Barolo (The Return of the Jedi)

Bottling Beacons of Excellence

2010 Muga Rioja Reserva and 2005 Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Consistent Excellence in Spain

2010 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo

Absolute Favorite in Tuscany

Upcoming Events

May 14th: Wine Dinner with Ernst Loosen at Study Restaurant

Join us and one of our favorite winemakers Thursday, May 14th 2015, 7pm. Read on...

May 7th: Wine Dinner and Seminar at Journeyman

Selbach-Oster Rieslings: with Hannah Selbach, Thursday, May 7th 2015, 7pm. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

Browse our Scotch Online! Updated Regularly

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

Lismore Single Malt

Limited amounts of the 21 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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