Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings - March 1st, Albino Rocca - March 7th, Bordeaux

This Week's Tasting

Carpe Vinum Up to Half Off

February 14, 2018

Carpe diem - seize the day. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon. Last week we snagged some very nice wines at greatly reduced prices which compose this week's tasting. You might seize these values . There aren’t much of any. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf

February 6, 2018

"I'm so sorry to have brought so many people here," said Laurence Feraud, a Gallic twinkle in her voice. It was difficult to hear and even see her (she is rather short) through one of the largest crowds of people we have had for a tasting. (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, and Saturdays 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

Uncommon Grapes, Far Away Places - January 31st

Customers and visiting growers alike comment that tasting in our cellar is much like tasting in a winery's. Not only are we as unadorned, but especially in winter somewhat cold. That affected the progress of last week's tasting.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Spanish Rioja, Argentine Malbec - America's Darlings - January 24th

Last week's theme was wines from two continents that both speak the same language. While we admit that this is one of our stranger ideas, it turns out that the wines themselves were very well received. There were three Malbecs from Argentina and three Riojas from Spain.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Madeira - January 17th

A pleasant reunion for some, a discovery for others. All showed a rather pronounced acidity that Tasters new to madeira found appetizing and invigorating. All were nice representations of their grape and type.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Firm Winter Reds - January 10th

Perhaps in part due to the cold, tasters gravitated to the richer wines. Quite a number people found the 2014 Groundwork Mourvedre ntriguing. In a richer softer style it showed heady and changing streaks of anise, leather, and rich plum. It sold out at the tasting, but we have gotten more in to fill the orders that were placed.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Ceritas Porter Bass Vineyard Chardonnay

A Wine We Loved

2003 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio

Perfect Maturity

2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico (Felsina)

The Second Renaissance

Intense Greatness in Montalcino - Prearrival Offer, March 2018 Arrival

2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino + 2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano

A Wine We Loved

Antoine Sunier 2016 Regnie.

Special Occasion Italian Whites

2014 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Sauvignon Limited Edition + 2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Calderara

2015 Burgundy 1 Domaine and Maison Faiveley

2015 is an exceptional year for red Burgundy.

1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

Just in Case You Didn’t Know

New, Notable, Not Much of It

From one to twelve bottles

2004 Garofoli Rosso Conero Riserva Grosso Agontano

Rare and Exclusive

2013 Barolos

The Hype is Correct

Wine From the Gods

2015 Botromagno Nero di Troia Murgia Rosso and 2011 Rivera Castel del Monte Il Falcone

Upcoming Events

February 25th: Westland Whiskey Dinner - RESCHEDULED!

The dinner has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 25, 2018. Read on...

February 20th: Viberti Giovanni Barolo Dinner With Claudio Viberti at Mamma Maria

Tuesday Feb 20, 2018, 7pm. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

Compass Box Recap, and special offer - Sale prices on bottles extended through Thanksgiving

For a short time only, get a free Eluethera 50 mL Nip with each full-sized bottle. read more...

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.

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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