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.

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

Two Rhone Reds to Warm the Heart and Soul

2019 Bertrand Stehelin Gigondas + 2019 Mas De Boislauzon Cotes du Rhone Villages Deux Chenes

Now Available - Amazing Basque White Superstar

Hasi Berriak Bizkaiko Txakolina

2018 Poggio Scalette Il Carbinaione

Refined and Exotic Tuscany

2019 Chopin Beaujolais Lantignie

Rounded Beaujolais that Out-performs its Class

The Mystique of Mount Etna - The Birth of Cool

2017 Tenuta Tascante Etna Rosso Contradas

Some of Peter's Gift Favorites

Uncompromising Respect

2018 Isole e Olena Chianti + Cepparello

Uncompromising Respect

2019 Luis Seabra Douro Xisto Ilimitado Tinto

A Star of the New Portugal

2013 Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte

Very Rare and Special Gift We Found For You

Valdespino Sherry

Astounding and Complex Vibrant Food Centered Wines

Domenico Clerico Barolos

Wines From a Legend

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

Turn On Your Discovery Channel

2018 Bussoletti Ciliegiolo Brecciaro Rosso + 2017 Bussoletti Colle Murello Bianco

2018 La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo

Distinctive and Great

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

Observations on New Offers

2020 Bordeaux

2019 Perrachon Julienas Roche Bleu - Vignes des Centenaires Cuvee Special

Exciting New Vintage of Two Fine Cru Beaujolais

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?

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