Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This Week's Tasting:

Tempranillo, The Noble Grape of Spain

April 16, 2014

While there are numerous types of wine grapes grown in Spain, Tempranillo and the wines it makes are far and away the most famous. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Halter Ranch with Winemaker Molly Strupp

April 8, 2014

Last week we were joined not only by winemaker Molly Strupp of Halter Ranch Vineyard, but also by her soon to be father-in-law, former Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg. Molly poured six of her estate wines, all of which are certified sustainable from California’s Paso Robles region. (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

Wines from Heel, Toe, and Instep of Italy - April 2nd

Peter writes, "My trips to Italy are a three step process. One is discovering the wines. Two is actually obtaining them and three, most important, is getting them to you. Last week's tasting was a case where all the steps worked really well."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Zinfandel - March 26th

John writes, "Is Zinfandel passé? Certainly not, judging by the enthusiasm last week's sextet gave our tasters."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Exciting New Arrivals - March 19th

The exuberant plum and berry fruit of the 2011 Bernard Metrat Fleurie La Roilette Vieilles Vignes was a crowd pleaser.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The Test: Cabernet or Bordeaux? - March 12th

I have gotten used to winemakers who do tastings here tell me afterwards Federal has some of the best, most interested clientele they have come across. Last week's tasting was a case in point.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2010 Il Grigio da San Felice Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

New Kid on the Block

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...

Rarities from Piedmont and Tuscany

Peter Hemenway Shares Some Gems

2013 Ch Roquefort Corail Rosé

This Year's Edition of Last Year's More Popular Rosé

How to Get GOOD California Pinot Noir Cheap

Roblar Winery in Santa Barbara

Italy's Best White Wine

Peter Hemenway in Alto Adige - 2012 Nals Margreid

Caparra and Siciliani

Calabrian Spice

2012 Domaine Cheysson Beaujolais Blanc l'Exception

A Wine We Loved

Chateau Simone

The Classic Wine of Provence

2010 Barbaresco Bonanza

The Two Giorgios

...and not much of it

2010 Roblet-Monnot Volnay & Pommard 1ers

2011 Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Layered, Balanced and Affordable

Giovanni Rosso

A Rising Star in Barolo

2010 San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo

First Growth Sangiovese

Negro Lorenzo Nebbiolo

Wild and Beautiful Roero

Agricola Terra Mia

Great Values From Campania

Valle Reale

The Shining Star of Abruzzo

Three Superb 2010 Fontodi Wines

Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo, Flaccianello della Pieve

2004 La Spinetta Riserva Magnums

Perfection in Barbaresco

Upcoming Events

April 17th: The Wines of Trentino Alto Adige Dinner

Thursday, April 17 2014 at Journeyman Restaurant, with Peter Hemenway. Read more ...

Single Malt Scotch

UPDATED! Single-Malt Scotch Tasting with Alastair Walker, Sales Director of Benriach and Glendronach

Tuesday, April 22nd. Pourings at 4:30 P.M. or 6:00 P.M.

POUR LIST - Scotch Tasting Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gary Kiemach from Gordon & MacPhail; Pourings at 4:30 P.M. or 6:00 P.M.

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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