Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -TODAY! ~ AT OUR 1 STATE ST OFFICE: Friday, October 21st, 2016, 5-7pm - Grower Champagnes (Click "Upcoming Tastings" link for details)

This Week's FRIDAY Tasting

Fifteen Champagnes from Five Fine Estates

October 21, 2016

Estate champagnes can be a joy and a revelation. Please join us for our free tasting at our 1 State Street office tonight from 5 - 7pm to sample some of the best, at pre-arrival value pricing. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

American Pinot and a Friend

October 12, 2016

The 2015 Wind Gap was no lady's Trousseau. (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

Last Week's Wine and Whisky Tastings - October 5th

The Wit, Whimsy, and Wines of Owen Roe
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Cabernet Franc: A Wine for All Seasons, and Kilchoman - September 28th

Cabernet Franc showed in all its variations. As tasters came with prepared palates so opinions differed rather widely. Earlier, we were fortunate to have had Anthony Wills and his sons James and Peter. All of their Kilchoman single malts showed well.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Estate Barolos with Owner Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo - September 20th

Peter writes, "Last week we happily welcomed Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo, who led us through a tasting of his family's very fine wines."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New Arrivals - September 14th

The reds had it. Most popular was the 2014 Barbi Il Ruspo Sangiovese Umbria which more than one taster thought made many a more expensive Chianti unnecessary. (Peter begs to differ).
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

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

Ageworthy 2014s

from Domaines Dujac and Faiveley - Very limited

An Offer of 2014 Domaine Leflaive White Burgundies

Rare and Very limited

2014 Gilles Troullier

A Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache

2012 Domaine Mouton Givry Clos Charlé 1er Cru

Love at First Taste

Prearrival - 2015 Wines from Fine German Estates

Maximin Grunhaus, Ruwer ~ Ernst Loosen, Mosel ~ Robert Weil, Rheingau

2014 Meo Camuzet

A More Classic Vintage

An Offer of Older Rarer Wines

from an Impeccable Cellar

2011 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Weissburgunder


Price Reduction on 2013 Ridge Geyserville

A Federal Wine Exclusive

The Best $40 Napa Cab You Can Get ~ 2009 Bell Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

A Federal Wine Exclusive

Sought-after White Burgundies

Special Pricing Until Saturday, August 6, 2016

Badia a Coltibuono ~ 2009 Sangioveto and 2011 Montebello

Library Release and A Brand New Wine

Prearrival Offer of the Great 2015 JJ Prums

An Offer of Rare Library Wines including Goldkapsul Auslese and Eiswein, direct from the Estate Cellars

A Wine We Love

2014 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir -Thanks Esther!

'Sancerre' Bourguignon

2014 Goisot St. Bris Corps de Garde

2011 Giovi Akraton Etna Rosso

Special Taste of Sicily

Last Year's Most Popular Rose is even better in 2015, and less expensive, too

Ch Roquefort Corail Rose

2011 Abadia Retuerta Sardon del Duero Seleccion Especial

Spanish Gem From the "Golden Mile"

2015 Azienda Agricole Reale Aliseo and 2013 Azienda Agricole Reale Cardamone

The Soul of the Amalfi Coast

Pure Olive Oil and Wine

Living the Good Life

2011 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

The Evolution of Barolo

2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc

Raising the Bar

Upcoming Events

November 2nd: Lagavulin Masterclass -- some assistance with your decision-making

Why you absolutely cannot miss this event...

November 2nd: The Olde Mouldy and Federal Wine and Spirits present

A heartfelt, happy 200th birthday to Lagavulin! (a masterclass dreamed up by a trio of peat-freaks with overactive imaginations)

Single Malt Scotch

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

Tasting Recap:

Gordon & MacPhail with Joe Swanson - sale prices until June 24, 2016

Single Malt Scotch Tasting

Gordon & MacPhail - 4:30 P.M. OR 6:00 P.M. Instore, Thursday June 9th, 2016

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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