Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WEDNESDAY, Jan 15th - Inventory Reduction Sale! WEDNESDAY, Jan 22nd - M. Chapoutier with Lambert Rollat.

This Week's Tasting

Inventory Sale: Post card from Lake Winebegone

January 15, 2020

Soon we’re going to be counting our bottles. We are discounting a few excellent wines to reduce what we have to count. Some were already reduced from their previous prices and are now incredible values in our sale. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Croatia, with Importer Mirena Bagur

January 8, 2020

Peter writes, "Marena Bagur came by last week to showcase the wines of Croatia, specifically the Komarna appellation in Dalmatia. She is a tireless promoter of the history, culture, wine and food of Croatia. We began with the 2018 Terra Madre Posip. This was the only white in the tasting and tasters were very impressed." (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

Feasting on a Budget - November 13th

We were pleased that people liked the wines a lot and thought them very good values.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Wines for Your Feast - November 6th

Most agreed: the wines were very good.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Affordable Bordeaux + 2016 Bordeaux Estates - October 30th

From the basic to the Some Overlooked Greats
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Fine $30 Values - October 23rd

Three Surprises for Most Tasters
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2016 Tascante Etna Rosso Contrada - Exciting New Etna Wines

A Tribute to Italian Elegance at its Best

A Limited Offer of a Fine Premier Cru White Burgundy

2016 Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet Vergers 1er Cru

2015 Fratelli Alessandria Barolos

Rare and Historic

2015 Iota Vineyards ‘Not One Iota’ Pinot Noir

Quality and Richness

2018 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir + 2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Don’t Miss them. There will be no 2019

New Older Burgundies

1s and 2s

New, Notable and Not Much of It

2017 Burlotto Mores Langhe Rosso + 2018 Burlotto Freisa

Poggio La Noce

Crazy Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil

2016 La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo

Simply the Best

2015 Clos du Moulin aux Moines Pernand Vergelesses Les Combettes

Very Good White Burgundy at a Very Fair Price

2017 Smith + Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

Comfort Wine for Comfort Food

2016 Ca Viola Barbera d’Alba Brichet

A Little Magic in the Bottle

JM Labruyere Prologue Grand Cru Extra Brut

New Release of One of Last Year’s Best Rated Champagnes

2016 Mas de Boislauzon Cotes du Rhône Villages + 2016 Mas Carlot Costieres de Nîmes Enfants Terribles

Drink Tasty Southern Rhones at Bargain Prices

An Offering Of Older Burgundies

1964 - 2015

2016 Dievole Chianti Classico + 2015 Dievole Chianti Classico Vigna di Sessina Gran Selezione

A Magical Place in the Tuscan Hills

2014 Ch. Bouscasse Madiran

Come for your health, Stay for the hearty flavors

Rémi Jeanniard Morey St. Denis

Fine, Precise and Poised

New Chablis from Thomas Pico’s Domaine Pattes Loup

2017 Chablis Vent d’Ange + 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

2014 Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Russian River

Great Deal on a Fine Chardonnay Coming into its Own

2014 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo

Great Wine, Great Value from the Kings of Verduno

2014 Leonetti Reserve

Great discount on a Washington “First Growth” Cabernet

Tenuta Capofaro 2018 Didyme Malvasia Bianco Secco + 2016 Malvasia Bianco Passito

Heaven on Earth

A Great Deal

Elk Cove's 2016 Pike Road Pinot Noir Fairsing Vineyard

2010 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Rare and Amazing Barbaresco

Unique Mastroberardino

And Now for Something Completely Different-Twice

2017 Port

A Vintage Not to be Missed

2017 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere

Premier and Grand Cru Etna

2012 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio

Piedmont's Past & Future

2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva

One of the Best Wines of Tuscany for a Song

2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

Sophisticated Quality

2015 Cantine Gulino Nero d’Avola Drus

An Important Style of Nero d’Avola

Upcoming Events

January 28th: SOLD OUT! Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Dinner with Violante Colombini

Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, 6:30 PM, at Mamma Maria. Read on...

January 23rd: Chapoutier Dinner at Bar Boulud

...with Lambert Rollat of the Chapoutier winery. Thursday Jan 23, 2020, 7pm, at Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt List

The list is currently under revision as of January 16, 2020. Back soon!

Single Malt Prices to Rise at least 25% due to Tariff

so Federal has a Sale! Read more here . . .


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