Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016, Rosato Italiano - Put some rose variety in your life, 5 - 7pm

This Week's Tasting

Yesterday's Star Grapes

May 4, 2016

We all know America's favorite grapes. Just walk into any large wine store and you will see Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio all stacked on the floor. Over the years, though, we have seen wines from other grapes enter the market and become very popular. Then, as if by magic, these wines disappear from store shelves. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Rosato Italiano

April 27, 2016

Last week we hinted that there might be both quality and diversity in the Roses tasted. The response to the wines indicated that we just might be right. (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

Domaine Mourchon - April 20th

Walter McKinlay of the Rhone's Domaine Mourchon presented. People enjoyed Walter's genial and urbane commentary, and even more so his wines. They shared a common elegance and power. Not fat rich stock, more commercial southern. They are serious wines, well worthy of putting in the celler or decanting before serving.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Tasting - April 13th

New California Cabernets and Friends
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Red Wine with Fish - April 6th

The idea of red wine with fish interested many of last weeks tasters. Most found two of our suggestions especially interesting unfamiliar to them. These two were most requested for second taste.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Ham It Up, Wines for Your Easter Dinner - March 23rd

As so often happens a variety of wine flavors showed different ways to approach a ham and and exposed different preferences among last week's tasters.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2015 Azienda Agricole Reale Aliseo and 2013 Azienda Agricole Reale Cardamone

The Soul of the Amalfi Coast

Henri Boillot's Magnificent 2014 Red and White Burgundies

They Have Arrived!

2011 Brunello di Montalcino

Relax and Enjoy

Pure Olive Oil and Wine

Living the Good Life

2012 Blain Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Boudriottes

Special Purchase, 30 Percent Off, Limited Quantity

2013 Dievole Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento

Partnership With the Ground

The Nuance and Poetry of Rose

2015 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova and 2015 Cantine Valenti Poesia Etna Rosato

Elena Fucci Aglianico del Vulture Titolo Vertical Offer

Time to Learn Something New

New, Notable, Not Much of It

2012 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon

Brigaldara Valpolicella

What Wine is all About

2011 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

The Evolution of Barolo

Garofoli Podium Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi Classico Superiore

Your Life Could Be More Interesting

Henri Boillot's Magnificent 2014 Red and White Burgundies

These wines will arrive in late March. All prices are net per bottle.

Old, Notable, Not Much of It

2009 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mirador Vintage

2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc

Raising the Bar

2014 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Elegance and Articulation

Sottimano Barbaresco

The Personality of Nebbiolo

2014 Domaine Pelle Menetou Salon and Pouilly Fume

"Great and Beautiful Expression of Sauvignon Blanc“

2014 Chablis from Patrick Piuze

As Irrepressible as Their Maker

2012 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne and Nuits

The Wonderful Fruits of Change

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Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Gordon & MacPhail - 4:30 P.M. OR 6:00 P.M. Instore, February 18, 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.

Laphroaig 15 Year Old

BACK for a Limited Time - Celebrating 200 years. Plus, read about Nate’s new pop-up whisky bar!

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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