Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Free Wednesday Tastings -Plan to join us! Read on for upcoming schedule...

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...

This Week's Tasting

San Felice Chiantis and Brunello - Winemaker Visit

September 21, 2022

Marco Secola will show great wines from this excellent, classic, and innovative estate in Tuscany. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Fall for Bordeaux

September 14, 2022

A congenial crowd last week was divided between some Bordeaux enthusiasts and others who were new two the 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. 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

Full Flavors Under $20 - August 31st

Praise for the taste and value...
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Georgian Wines - Two Grapes, Two Versions - August 24th

Tasters last week were very pleasantly surprised by how good and what great value were last week's Georgian wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

West Coast Grace - A Tale of Two Tastings - August 17th

"You outdid yourselves with these wines," said one taster.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Light, Lite, Lit - Summery Values - August 10th

With one exception, the wines were generally very popular; we just have bottles left for most.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2021 Nom de Zeus!!!

Lusty Cabernet Franc for Your Tuesday Burger

The Symbiosis in a Bottle

2020 Virgen de Galir Godello Valdeorras + 2017 Bussoletti Trebbiano Spoletino Colle Murello

2018 Muga Rioja Reserva + 2015 Muga Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva

Innovation and Authenticity

Great Vintage, Fine Vineyard, Excellent Producer

2020 Rully from Paul + Marie Jacqueson

Barale Fratelli - 2020 Dolcetto, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo

Power and Nuance in the Traditional Style

Extraordinary Red From Austria

2020 Moric Estate Blaufrankisch

2017 Raquillet Mercurey Chamirey

Classic Affordable Red Burgundy

2016 San Felice Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Grigio + 2018 San Felice IGT Vigarello

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Adam-Mereaux Extra Brut

The Best Blanc de Blancs at its Price

2018 Mauro Molino Barolo La Serra + 2019 Bricco Ernesto Roero Rosso

Rare and Special Piedmont

2019 Inama Soave Classico Foscarino + 2018 Allegrini La Grola Veronese

Wine for a Toga Party

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

Case Lot Sale - Great Bordeaux Bargains Direct Ex-negociant

at prices below best current market

Folk Wisdom and Passion - Il Bocale Valentini

2020 Bocale Trebbiano Spoletino + 2018 Bocale Montefalco Rosso

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Ziereisen Gutedel Heugumber

Solid, Seriously Underpriced Dry German White

2018 Rose + Arrow Pinot Noirs

Oregon's Grand Crus?

2020 Grosjean Petite Arvine Vigne Rovettaz Valle d’Aosta

A Great White, Undiscovered

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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