Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Upcoming Tastings -In-store, 5-7pm: WEDNESDAY, Feb 26th - Extraordinary Dry German Whites.

This Week's Tasting

Revelations in Dry German Wines

February 26, 2020

German wines are a blank slate for many people., in no small part because the labels are anything but. They can be multi-word and polysyllabic with more information than most people want or need, and in a language you don't understand. That's too bad because people miss out on some of the best white wines being made in the world today. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Affordable but fine wines from Michel Chapoutier

February 19, 2020

The two Marius wines were solid and serviceable, nice for their price. The 2017 Bila Haut Cotes de Roussillon Blanc was even better, an extraordinarily rich and fruity wine for its price. There are only a few cases left. (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

Love, Love, Love - an Eclectic Assortment of Wines for Lovers - February 12th

Bachelors and bachelorettes left last week's tasting in the same state in which they had arrived, but several people found a pairing with the wines, in a couple of cases even love..
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New Arrivals: Interesting, Value-driven Wines - February 5th

Divided opinions last week, but one wine seemed to appeal to all the fanciers of new world style wines. Tasters found the 2017 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Napa surprisingly focused with layered and well-articulated fruit rarely found at its sub-20 price. We recommend it unreservedly.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

A Surprise Favorite - January 29th

And Good Deals on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Wines from M Chapoutier with Lambert Rollat - January 22nd

Lambert Rollat from Chapoutier conducted two events last week, the tasting at Federal and dinner at Bar Boloud, with all the aplomb the wines deserved.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2018 Vincent Dauvissat Chablis

Limited Release Offer

Vincenzo and the Legacy of Valdicava

2015 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino + 2004, 2007, 2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Vertical Pack

Simply Amazing

2008 Gabriele Scaglione Barbaresco Come Un Volo Magnum

Cantine Rao

Peace in the Ecosystem

2016 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco Limited Edition

An Extraordinary Wine

Impeachment Special- 2012 Trump Blanc de Blanc

A Sparkling Wine for this Political Season

Martin Krajewski's Real Things

Clos Cantenac + Ch. Seraphine

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

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

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

Heaven on Earth

2010 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

Rare and Amazing Barbaresco

Unique Mastroberardino

And Now for Something Completely Different-Twice

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

March 5th: Gianfranco Bovio Barolo Dinner

Thursday March 5, 2020, 6:30PM at Mamma Maria. 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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