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This Week's Tasting:
October 22, 2014Despite the famous chateaux hype and Cartier prices, quite a number of Bordeaux give pleasure very reasonably. The region might even be the best source of quality affordable cabernet and merlot based wines, but you have to look in sometimes less heralded regions and vintages. (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
Cain Vineyards with Katie Lazar
October 15, 2014John writes, People tasted why Cain is considered one of Napa's best.. (Continue reading)
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
Tascante from Mt. Etna - October 9thChristine Hammond, who represented Tascante very well, felt that quite a number of people had never heard of Nerello Mascalese, Tascante's red grape. They certainly left with a new appreciation. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
2012 Bertrand Stehelin Rhones - October 1stThe tasting unfolded with a surprise, a value, two classics and a wine of suavely sumptuous fruit. Most of these wines exclusive to Federal Wine and limited to what we have left in in the store The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Great Inexpensive Wines - September 24thWhat was not to like? The evidence was plain; the large number of Everyday cases and packs that people ordered from the tasting. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Affordable Eclectic Piedmont Reds - September 17thPeter writes, Last week's Piedmont tasting included some rare and new wines as well as a few well known traditions. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
Vincent Laval's Wonderfully Expressive ChampagnesPlus news of our annual Champagne Tasting
2012 Bruno Clair BurgundiesVery Limited
2012 Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du PapeLimited Supply
Puligny Character on an Alice White Budget?2012 Pernot-Bellicard Bourgogne Blanc
2010 Caparra and Siciliani Volvito Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore RiservaSpice it Up
A Most Unusual White Bordeaux2012 Ch Couronneau
2007 Burgess Cellars Cabernet SauvignonNapa Winery Re-releases a Critics' Dream Vintage
The Wind in the Vineyard2010 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella, 2008 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella and 2010 Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo
Celebrate Novelty2011 Negro Lorenzo Roero Arneis Spumante
Limited Quantities of Two Wonderfully Successful Estates2012 Meo Camuzet and Faiveley Red Burgundies
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Biancos and RosatosRidiculously Sophisticated and Classy Wines
Two Less Usual Summer Pinot Noirs2010 Clos Henri Pinot Noir Petit Clos, New Zealand and 2013 Domaine Saint Nicolas Pinot Noir, Loire
2010 Burlotto and Fenocchio BarolosInventors of Tradition and Proprietors of Value
2011 Walter Hansel Russian River Chardonnay North SlopeFull, Rich, Stoney
2010 Renzo Masi Chianti Rufina RiservaA BMW for the Price of a Bicycle
2012 Domaine FaiveleyRare and Dear, Well Worth It
2013 M. Lapierre Morgon and 2013 Lapierre Raisins GauloisTradition and Revolution
Sicily Leads the Way2013 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 LessonaDazzling Nebbiolo, Great Value
Local Boy's Bordeaux Wows the French2010 Ch. Edmus St. Emilion Grand Cru
A Rhone Master Strikes Anew2011 Pierre Usseglio Lirac
2011 Cantine Valenti Norma and 2011 Cantine Valenti Puritani RiservaMount Etna Strikes Again
2010 Lokoya - Mountain Cabernet of the Highest QualityIn case you are curious, we can get some for you
2009 Cantina della Volta Lambrusco di ModenaIf You Love Champagne...
November 10th: Whisky Dinner with Michael Urquhart of Gordon and MacPhailAt Grill 23, Monday November 10 - Read more...
October 29th: Upcoming TastingsEvery Wednesday at 5pm: On October 29th - Grand Tasting from the Marc De Grazia Portfolio
Single Malt Scotch
Browse our Scotch Online! Updated RegularlyWe 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 UsLimited amounts of the 15 and 18 Y.O.
Great Blog Article - June 26, 2013Bozkurt Karasu interviews Joe Howell about whiskey, life and Joe's philosophy of customer service. Find link here . . .
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