Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Make It a Federal Case! 2021 Editions - Save 20% over retail price -This year's Federal Cases combine some tried and true favorites and wines that impressed us for quality and value in our tastings. We have carefully selected these wines for you and your friends to love. If you give them, you will undoubtedly get praise for your good taste.

Boston’s Best Holiday Champagne Tasting 2021 -Tuesday, November 30th Reserve now! Please note - Some important differences this year. Read more...

Wednesday Tastings Suspended ... - The CDC recommends masks indoors in Boston. Straws through a mask don't work (We have tried). So we are sorry to suspend our in-store tastings until a better time. Our regular hours will continue to be: 9am - 6pm M - F, and 11am - 6pm Saturdays. Please come visit us then!

Holiday Specials

Delicious Wines for the Holiday Table, from Bargains to Luxe

November 21, 2021

Some of this year's favorites to enhance your holiday meals. Some wines are in limited quantity and subject to prior sale. Buy singly, or mix any 12 or more of these wines at their case discount or net prices (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Southern Italian Gems

July 21, 2021

Peter writes, "Last week combined a lot of interest and a lot of fun. We began the whites with the 2019 StattiCalabria Greco. Good start." (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

Affordable Delicious Burgundy - July 14th

Our Best Tasty Value Picks
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Focus Group Favorites, including the extraordinary Maritana Chardonnay - July 7th

Last week they came, they swirled. This is what they liked.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Tasting - June 30th

Grill Wines - Red, White + Pink for the Red, White + Blue
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Summery Value Wines from Subtle to Vibrant - June 23rd

We were glad to see several old friends. Downtown is still largely depopulated, but some came quite a distance, and we always appreciate seeing them and you.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2013 Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte

Very Rare and Special Gift We Found For You

Valdespino Sherry

Astounding and Complex Vibrant Food Centered Wines

West Coast Grace

Lovelier Wines to Pair with New American Cuisine - an Offer, then a Dinner

Very Limited Offer of First Growth Bordeaux

1982 - 2018 OWC Direct ex Chateau

Domenico Clerico Barolos

Wines From a Legend

Prearrival Pricing on 2020 Wines from Five Top German Estates

Haag, Maximin Grunhaus. Weil, Wittmann, Zilliken

2012 Ezio Cocito Barbaresco Baluchin Riserva

“If You’re Going to Do Something, Make It the Best”- Ezio Cocito

2018 Ca Viola Barbera d'Alba Brichet

It Rings the Bell

Remi Jeanniard Morey and Chambolle

Great 2019 Burgundies at Great Prices

2015 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello

Culture, Art, and Beauty in an Authentic Tuscan Blend

2014 Bodega Numanthia Toro

Prestigious Historic Incarnation of Tinta de Toro

2017 Snowden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch

You can't keep her down on the farm once she's seen Chambolle.

2019 Hansjorg Rebholz

The Greatest Dry Wines of Germany’s Pfalz

Fine Budget Burgundies Red + White

Wines To Buy Now

2018 Feudo Montoni Perricone

Best Value to Celebrate Piedmont

Two Moderately Priced Clarets

2016 Ch Bernadotte, Haut Medoc + 2018 Ch Roquebrune, Lalande de Pomerol

2016 Ollier-Taillefer Faugeres

Schist Speaks in a Deliciously Satisfying Red

Turn On Your Discovery Channel

2018 Bussoletti Ciliegiolo Brecciaro Rosso + 2017 Bussoletti Colle Murello Bianco

2018 Clos St Fiacre Orleans

An Intriguing Red at a Great Price

2018 La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo

Distinctive and Great

2020 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Moussiere

Fine Sancerre from "One of the Best in the World"

2018 Royal Tokay Furmint The Oddity

Dry White Distinctive and Strong, Not Strange

New From Dievole

2016 Dievole Vigna di Sessina Gran Selezione + 2016 Dievole Chianti Classico Tocca Stelle + 2018 Dievole Campinovi Bianco Toscana - Divine Wines from a Magical Place

2019 Tenuta Capofaro Malvasia Bianco Secco Didyme

Enhanced Aromatics from Paradise

Domaine Ninot Rully Gresigny 1er Cru

Burgundian Chardonnay Both Appealing & Complex

2017 Bodegas Conde Valdemar Rioja Reserva

Historic Quality Persists

New Release - Thomas Perseval's Superb Hand-Crafted + Bold Champagnes

"Generous with a capital G, full of gourmandise and authenticity."

Observations on New Offers

2020 Bordeaux

2017 Boggione Barolo Brunate

Layered Subtle Mystery

Flavien Nowack Assemblage S A Extra Brut

One of the Brightest Stars of Champagne's Newest Generation

2019 Perrachon Julienas Roche Bleu - Vignes des Centenaires Cuvee Special

Exciting New Vintage of Two Fine Cru Beaujolais

2020 Negro Lorenzo San Martin Rosato + 2020 Cantina Valenti Poesia Rosato

Mineral Rosato Plus

2017 Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Ripasso

Distinct Equilibrium

2018 Maison l'Envoyé Willamette Pinot Noir

"Delicious, Lovely, Well Balanced – Terrific"

The Best from Garofoli, the Maestro of the Marche

2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Podium + 2015 Rosso Conero Riserva Grosso Agontano

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?

2018 Raquillet Mercurey Chamirey

Delicious Affordable Red Burgundy

2017 Dievole Chianti Classico

A Magical Place in the Tuscan Hills

2018 Feudo Montoni Grillo Della Timpa + 2017 Feudo Montoni Perricone Vigna del Core

Discovered and Rediscovered in Sicily

Upcoming Events

December 1st: Wine Dinner at Catalyst, Wednesday, December 1, 6:30 PM

West Coast Grace - Samsara and Rasa Vineyards. Reserve now! Read on...

Single Malt Scotch

Dailuane 11 YO 59%

Fine Under the Radar Speyside. Read on...

Torabhaig Distillery, Isle Of Skye - First Release - 2017 Legacy Series

"If you manage to get a bottle, for Christ’s sake open it." - Dave Broom read on...

Introducing GlenAllachie

Billy Walker Back at Last. read on...


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