Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR 2021 - Update 6/24/22 -All of the major chateaux have released pricing. Read on for the few but incredibly good red wines that have been released since last week and because of their outstanding qualities a final list of white wines.

BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR 2021 -2021 Futures are being offered now. Read more...

The Return of Wednesday Tastings - Update 4-6-22 -We've all missed our free regular tastings...read on for the latest news!

This Week's Tasting

Light, Lite, Lit - Lighter Summery Values

August 10, 2022

Lighter summer wines this week. Don't be put off by the low prices of many. Their concentration, intensity, and character punch above their light weight class. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Riesling Plus One

August 3, 2022

With one exception, the wines were generally very popular; we just have bottles left for most. (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. Please call 617.367.8605 for latest availability. Voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Icons of Whisky": 2011 and 2012 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA.

Open for phone and email orders Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, and Sat 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

Great Bargains in Overstocks - July 27th

People divided the wines into two good uses; those They found rich, fleshy, lightly oaked Faiveley Mercurey Blanc their favorite for dining.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Dry Whites for Lunch or Dinner - July 20th

People divided the wines into two good uses; those They found rich, fleshy, lightly oaked Faiveley Mercurey Blanc their favorite for dining.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Rosé of Different Hues - July 13th

Exploring the complexity of the many nuances of rosé, a delightful hot weather pastime.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

The July Federal Case Summer Values - July 6th

When asked for their favorites, more people than usual said that all the wines were good, and good value.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2015 CVNE Vina Real Rioja Reserva

Authentic and Classic

2018 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Sauvignon Blanc

Top Tier Italian Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato

Luminosity and Refined Joy

2021 Fratelli Alssandria Pelaverga di Verduno Speziale

Take a Vacation

2021 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Rosé

Our Most Popular Provencal Rose Gets Top Honors in France

Folk Wisdom and Passion - Il Bocale Valentini

2020 Bocale Trebbiano Spoletino + 2018 Bocale Montefalco Rosso

Case Lot Sale - Great Bordeaux Bargains Direct Ex-negociant

at prices below best current market

2017 Nicolas Jay Willamette Pinot Noir

Bargain Sale on Extraordinary Pinot - Plus Very Limited Quantity of Two Special Cuvees

2016 BaronArques Limoux

Grill with a Rothschild

2020 Ezio Cocito Langhe Bianco Ben Turno

Unique Star of Piedmont Bianco

Sicily’s “First Growth”

2016 Tasca d’Almerita Vigneto San Lucio Riserva del Conte

Central and Southern Italian Whites: Among the World's Most Interesting

2018 Famiglia Cotarella Lazio Bianco Ferentano + 2020 Tornatore Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo

Pricing Error in your Favor - 2021 Weingut Iby Lehrner Rose Blaufrankisch

Flinty, Classy Rose from Austria

2020 Tenuta della Terre Nere Contrada Etna Rosso

LIMITED Prearrival Offer

Amazing Expressions of the Tuscan Countryside

2019 San Guglielmo Rosso di Montalcino + 2021 La Ginestra Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2020 Alit Willamette Pinot Noir

Our Best Selling Pinot Noir, Now Even Better

Some of our Most Compelling Recent Wines

Wines We Loved

Italian Rosatos from Two Pieces of Heaven

From Sicily: 2021 Feudo Montoni Rose di Adele Rosato + From Tuscany: 2021 Montenidoli Rosato Canaiuolo

The Complete Provencal Rose

2021 Chateau Ste Roseline Lampe de Meduse

JM Labruyere Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut

Always a Good Deal, In Today's Market, a Great One - Last Chance Before Price Increase

Rocca di Castagnoli - The ideal in Chianti Classico

2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio A Frati + 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selecione Stielle

Our Most Popular Provencal Rosé + a Fresh, Fragrant Rosé Discovery

2021 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Rose + 2021 Ch la Blaque Pierrevert Rose

Great Unique Hits from South and North Italy

2020 Caravaglio Malvasia Bianco Secco + 2019 E Prie di Anfasso Lorenzo Rossese di Dolceacqua

The Best of Abruzzo - 2015 Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo San Calisto (plus Umbrian Olive Oil)

Authentic, Historic, Outstanding

2020 Joel Curveux Pouilly Fuisse

Fine Wine, Fine Vintage, Great Price

2019 Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues Les Blanchais

The Best ‘Sancerre’ Outside Sancerre

2016 Luigi Oddero Barolo Convento

History and Value Together

A Dream Comes True, A Rising Star Arrives

2019 Chiara Condello Sangiovese di Predappio + 2018 Chiara Condello Sangiovese La Lucciole Riserva

A Fine and Deep Northern Rhone Syrah

2019 Chave Selection St. Joseph Offerus

2019 Clos St. Antonin Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone Villages

Perhaps the Best Yet

Gold Stars of Verona

2013 Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron Amarone della Valpolicella + 2017 Serego Alighieri MontePiazzo Valpolicella Superiore

2020 Podere Monastero La Pineta Pinot Nero

The Best Italian Style Pinot Noir

Domaine Karanika Extra Brut Cuvee Rose + 2018 Melitzana Naoussa Xinomavro

“Champagne” and “Barolo” From Greece

2019 Ziereisen Gutedel Heugumber

Solid, Seriously Underpriced Dry German White

2018 Rose + Arrow Pinot Noirs

Oregon's Grand Crus?

2020 Kuen Hof Sudtirol Riesling Kaiton + 2020 Kuen Hof Sudtirol Eisacktaler Veltliner

Distinctive Like a Beacon

2020 Grosjean Petite Arvine Vigne Rovettaz Valle d’Aosta

A Great White, Undiscovered

2017 Abadia Retuerta Sardon del Duero Seleccion Especial

The Vintage, the Terroir, the Personality

2016 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Pagganelli

Relax and Enjoy Perfection - Prearrival

The Mystique of Mount Etna - The Birth of Cool

2017 Tenuta Tascante Etna Rosso Contradas

2013 Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte

Very Rare and Special Gift We Found For You

Domenico Clerico Barolos

Wines From a Legend

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Single Malt Scotch

Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Y.O. Umeshu Cask Finish

The Hatozaki Small Batch 12 is delightful. A blend of 12-year-old single malts spends six more months in bespoke barrels that previously held superior Umeshu plum liquor. - read on...

Smokehead Sherry Bomb 48 percent

Fasten Your Seat Belt - read on...

Two - no, Three from Bunnahabhain

This was going to be about two of my favorite Bunnahabhain whiskies, but...

Pinhook Rye + Bourbon Selections

Proofed and blended to be singular and remarkable - read on...

Hatozaki Distillery

Omakase Pure Malt Edition First Release 46 percent - read on...

Michel Couvreur - Blossoming Auld Sherried Whisky 45%

Rare and Intricate - read on...

Torabhaig Allt Glean

Well-Tempered Peat, Well Crafted Malt - read on...

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