Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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

The May Federal Case

May 18, 2022

Seasonably Cool & Fun (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Anthony + Olive Hamilton Russell

May 11, 2022

"One of the New World's leading producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay." - Decanter. It would be fair to say Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell lived up to the hype. (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

Conde Valdemar Rioja - May 4th

Peter writes, "Rioja expert Ana Fabiano led tasters through a flight of Riojas from Conde Valdemar. From the beginning, we hoped that tasters would get a sense of the quality, credibility, and fine value of these wines."
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Byron Kosuge - April 27th

People were impressed with Byron's quiet expertise and felt they had learned a lot about winemaking from his explanations of how he applied them.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Affordable Burgundy and Friends - April 20th

Some division among the tasters last week...
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Holiday Wines - April 13th

The inimitable Bob Zohn conducted a lively tasting. He reported: "Everybody really had all positive comments on all six wines.""
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Rocca di Castagnoli - The ideal in Chianti Classico

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

2019 Michelot Bourgogne and 2018 Francoise + Denis Clair Santenay Clos Genet

Two Delicious Estate Red Burgundy Inflation Fighters

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

2014 Baumard Savennieres Clos du Papillon

A Wonderfully Mature Loire Chenin Blanc

2021 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova

A Glass of Tuscan Spring

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

Elegance Revisited

2018 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale + 2016 Casa Emma Chianti Classico Riserva

2017 Prats + Symington Chryseia

Can Portugal Produce a Grand Cru Red?

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

2018 Fattoria Nanni Verdicchio Origini

Buy a Great White Wine for the Better Weather Coming

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

2020 Agricola Reale Aliseo + 2018 Agricola Reale Cardamone + 2015 Agricola Reale Borgo di Gete

Heaven on Earth

Anne + Herve Sigaut 2020

Chambolle & Morey from an Upcoming Domaine

2019 VallePicciola Chianti Classico

Great Wine- Great Vintage - Great Price

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

2016 Massimo Rivetti Barolo

Great Wine- Great Vintage - Great Price

2018 L’Arco Vini Rosso del Veronese

A New Master in Verona

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

Now Available - Amazing Basque White Superstar

Hasi Berriak Bizkaiko Txakolina

The Mystique of Mount Etna - The Birth of Cool

2017 Tenuta Tascante Etna Rosso Contradas

2019 Luis Seabra Douro Xisto Ilimitado Tinto

A Star of the New Portugal

2013 Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte

Very Rare and Special Gift We Found For You

Domenico Clerico Barolos

Wines From a Legend

2014 Bodega Numanthia Toro

Prestigious Historic Incarnation of Tinta de Toro

2018 La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo

Distinctive and Great

Observations on New Offers

2020 Bordeaux

2019 Perrachon Julienas Roche Bleu - Vignes des Centenaires Cuvee Special

Exciting New Vintage of Two Fine Cru Beaujolais

2017 Valle Dell’Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Civilized Complexity and A Ridiculous Value

2015 Giovanni Rosso Barolo + 2016 Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso

Table For Two?

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