Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -Please join us for our weekly free wine tastings. Our next will be Wednesday, February 22nd, 5 -7pm in-store. We'll be featuring Wine with Animals on the Label that Are Actually Good.

This Week's Tasting

Wines With Animals on Their Labels

February 22, 2017

Due to certain wines with animal labels we will not name, it became a consumer truism that wines with animals on their labels were just not good. For the second time, we will attempt to dispel that myth by showing you wines with animals on their labels that are quite good indeed. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Substantial Wines of Croatia

February 15, 2017

Last week we had a really good time introducing tasters to the wines of Croatia. It is only recently that these have become available over here so for most people these wines were completely new. (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

Tempranillo and Sangiovese - Compare and Contrast - February 8th

Last week's tasting was fascinating in its tortoises and hares as to how the wines showed early and later in the tasting.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Southern Rhone Vintages - February 1st

Last week's tasting was fascinating in its tortoises and hares as to how the wines showed early and later in the tasting.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Argentina, Mostly Malbec - January 25th

The 2013 Alma Negra M Blend was the favorite of the plurality of drinkers for its full fruited, oak inflected complexity. People thought the Tomero was well balanced and great for its price.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

January Red Bargains - January 18th

Two Part Bargain Tasting
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Powell and Son

Not Your Father’s (or Robert Parker’s) Shiraz

Classic Inglenook Vintages 1965 - 1970

Limited quantity, Wines will arrive next week.

2008 + 2010 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Sauvignon

Amazing Bottle for a Special Occasion

2013 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella

Master of the Quality Revolution

2012 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Cask

Back in Its Future

2015 Cantine Gulino Albanello Pretiosa

The Revival and Discovery of Sicily's Next Great White Wine

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

Upcoming Events

February 23rd: Gordon and MacPhail Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Thursday, February 23, 2017, with Richard Urquhart and Joe Swanson. In-store, Two Pourings - 4:30 and 6:00pm

Single Malt Scotch

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.

Limited Release - Springbank Distillery Local Barley 16 Y.O. 53.3%

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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

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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