Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2020 Bordeaux Futures -Variable but Limited Quantities of Some Very Fine Wines

2019 Bordeaux Futures - Update 6/29 -A Fine Vintage with Reduced Prices

Wednesday Tastings Suspended Again... - The CDC now 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!

This Week's Tasting

Favorite French Roses + a Wine We Couldn't Resist

July 28, 2021

Len writes, "This week, some of our favorite French roses, together with a delightful, very well-priced quasi-rose that took us by surprise." (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

2019 Tenuta Capofaro Malvasia Bianco Secco Didyme

Enhanced Aromatics from Paradise

2017 Pinha Ribeiro Santo Dao Reserva

Carlos Lucas - "Ella Baila La Portuguesa"

2017 Valle Reale Montepuliano d’Abruzzo Vigneto di Sant’Eusanio

This One's For You

2017 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera + 2017 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate

Once Again-Sublime

Two Great Burgundy Producers = One Lovely Rosé

2020 Triennes Rosé de Mediterranee

Domaine Ninot Rully Gresigny 1er Cru

Burgundian Chardonnay Both Appealing & Complex

Defining Tradition Since 1870

2018 Barale Fratelli Barbaresco Serraboella + 2016 Barale Fratelli Barolo Castellero

Pieropan Soave Classico, 2018 La Rocca and 2017 Calvarino

Elevating a Region to Greatness

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."

2017 Lorenzo Negro Albarossa

Who Needs Another Red From Piedmont? We Do.

2020 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence Corail

Our Most Popular Provencal Rose

Observations on New Offers

2020 Bordeaux

2016 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Poggio a Frati Riserva PLUS: 2020 Ciacci Piccolomini Gourmet Tuscan Olive Oil

Exquisite and Lingering

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 Domaine Pousse d'Or Red Burgundies

Precise Sensuality

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

2018 Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues Les Blanchais

A "Top French Sauvignon Blanc" Gets Even Better

Quelle Elegance! A Luxuriant Provencal Rose

2019 Clos Cibonne Tibouren Grand Cru Classe

2017 Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Ripasso

Distinct Equilibrium

2018 Maison l'Envoyé Willamette Pinot Noir

"Delicious, Lovely, Well Balanced – Terrific"

2020 Peyrassol Cuvee des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence Rose

Pretty in Pink

2017 Complant Cabernet Sauvignon Beller Vineyard

A Cabernet Master's Elegant New Hand-Crafted Napa Cabernet

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

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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

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