Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

We Are Essential, and we are still here! However... - for the safety of staff and customers, Federal Wine will be open only for curbside pickup, and delivery as usual throughout the Greater Boston area. We apologize for any inconvenience. PLease do call us with your wine, beer and spirits needs at 617.367.8605. We will be here in the shop 9am - 6pm M - F, and 11am - 6pm Saturdays.

Upcoming Tastings -For the health and protection of both customers and employees, our weekly in-store tastings have been cancelled until further notice.

This Week's Special Selections

The Federal Shut In Case

April 1, 2020

The Smooth and the Robust, a well rounded collection of French favorites. We continue to deliver both downtown and wherever you are, and provide curbside pickup if you prefer. (Continue reading)

Last Week's (Virtual) Tasting

Italian Solidarity Case - All Around the Mainland

March 25, 2020

This was so popular last week that we ran out of one of the wines and had to make a substitution. Try some seafood with the 2017 Montecappone Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. (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 for phone and email orders Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, and Sat 11am - 6pm

Past Tastings

Steve’s Social Isolation Relief Kit - March 18th

This was very popular last week. We continue to offer it.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Casa Emma Chianti - March 11th

A very large turnout last week and for the last of our in-store tastings for the time being. Three wines stood out as the most purchased.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Cool Cool Climate Pinot Noirs - March 4th

Chemistry proved an apt name for the Chehelam Pinot Noir. It created just that with last week’s tasters ,popular because it delivered a lot of pure Pinot flavor at a very good price.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Revelations in Dry German Wine - February 26th

Sauvignon Blanc from Germany? Last week's most popular wine was just that.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2015 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

First Growth Rioja on sale

2016 Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta

The Golden Standard

2018 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova

Everything You Want

Two Day Infectious Sale, Two Great Piemontese Producers

Brovia Barolo and Pelissero Barbaresco - Traditional and Modern Tradition

Wine and Soul

2018 Guru Branco and 2015 Pintas Character...A Hint of the Garden of Eden in Your Glass


2016 Turley Zinfandel Old Vine

2017 Francois Villard Croze-Hermitage Certitude

Discounted Syrah of Depth and Character

2011 Valle Reale Vigneto di Popoli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Elegant and Perfectly Mature for a Song

2015 Poderi Garona Boca

The Wine of Popes

2009 Le Guaite di Noemi Valpolicella Ripasso

The New Superstar of Verona

An Offer of Older Bordeaux 1874-2013

From excellently maintained cellars.

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

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 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

Poggio La Noce

Crazy Tuscan Wine and Olive Oil

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

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

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

Heaven on Earth

2012 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio

Piedmont's Past & Future

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