Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2022 Bordeaux En Primeur -June 23rd - Another Overachiever - Château Cantenac Brown, Margaux, 3ème Cru Classé, + Latest Opens

Recommended Chateaux -A closer look at some of the best 2022 Bordeaux Futures

2022 Bordeaux En Primeur -"In forty-five years of regular observing of Bordeaux wines, I don't think I have ever seen the birth of such a great vintage," Michel Bettane, noted French wine critic. Read on for an intro, points to remember, and a link to latest full list.

Free Wednesday Tastings -Plan to join us! This week, June 28th: Celebrate the Fourth with Red, White, Blue, Green and Rainbow-Flagged wines. Read on for more info...

This Week's THURSDAY Tasting

Ch. Beaucastel Chateauneuf & Friends

September 28, 2023

With Emmanuel Lemoine of the estate. Chateau de Beaucastel has been one of the benchmarks and best wines of the southern Rhone's Chateauneuf du Pape for decades. At our offices at 1 State Street, 5 - 6:30pm. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Serego Alighieri Amarone

September 20, 2023

We began with the 2019 Possessioni Bianco and the 2018 Possessioni Rosso. These wines are very clean, dry, and balanced and have developed some attractive complexity. (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 Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, and Saturday 11am - 6pm




Past Tastings

Last Week's Tasting - September 13th

2020 Bordeaux Tasting
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Last Week's Tasting - August 16th

Tale of a Tasting
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Over-achievers - July 19th

Great Values and Some Great Discounts
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Favorite Italian Discoveries of the Year - June 21st

The wines in last week's tasting were distinguished, affordable and interesting.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable


The Truly Remarkable New, Next Level of Spanish Wines

The best clone for Cabernet Sauvignon?

2019 Marietta Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail Clone 6

2017 Cantina Della Volta Brut Rosso

The Best (And Most Famous) "House" Lambrusco

Tale of a Tasting

Giorgio Pelissero - Master of Barbaresco

Champagne Bollinger PN AYC 18

"most expressive yet, hugely satisfying, expansive."

2016 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana

Pure Fruit That Tastes Like Music

2020 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico

Truly Classic

2018 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture

Ancient History, Noble Wines

Three 2020 Right Bank Chateaux - Last chance for Futures pricing

Ch Villemaurine St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe, Ch la Dominique St. Emilion Grand Cru + Ch Seraphine Pomerol

2021 Jean Fournier Single Vineyard Marsannays

Clos du Roy and Longeroies

2018 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino


Gerard Fiou Sancerre Silex

A Top Sancerre at a Bottom Price

2019 Albino Rocca Barbaresco

Great Wine, Great Value, Limited Quantity

2021 Tenuta della Terre Nere Etna Rosso

LIMITED Prearrival Offer

Great and Authentic

Tornatore Pietrarizzo 2020 Etna Bianco + 2019 Etna Rosso

2021 Matisco Macon Davaye

A Prettily-priced White Burgundy that won't last long

Tenuta Regaleali, Classic Sicilian Reds

2020 Nero d’Avola Lamuri + 2020 Perricone Guarnaccio

Paul Achs

The Master of World-Class Austrian Red Wine

Pre-arrival Top Quality Brunello

2018 Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino + 2018 Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

2019 E Pira Barolos from Chiara Boschis

Among Barolo's Finest

2020 Red Chandon de Brialles Corton + Pernand 1er Cru

"Brilliantly Done" "Impressive Delineation "As Good as Corton Gets"

2016 Tasca d’Almerita Rosso del Conte

The First Great Sicilian Red

2020 Chiara Condello Sangiovese di Prediappo

A New Clear Voice in the Auditorium

2018 Muga Rioja Reserva + 2015 Muga Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva

Innovation and Authenticity

Great Vintage, Fine Vineyard, Excellent Producer

2020 Rully from Paul + Marie Jacqueson

Sicily’s “First Growth”

2016 Tasca d’Almerita Vigneto San Lucio Riserva del Conte

2020 Alit Willamette Pinot Noir

Our Best Selling Pinot Noir, Now Even Better

The Best of Abruzzo - 2015 Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo San Calisto (plus Umbrian Olive Oil)

Authentic, Historic, Outstanding

Gold Stars of Verona

2013 Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron Amarone della Valpolicella + 2017 Serego Alighieri MontePiazzo Valpolicella Superiore

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Single Malt Scotch + Spirits

Glen Moray 21 Y.O. Portwood 46.3% Non-Chill Filtered

Great Deal, Best Price in the Country. Read on...

The Macallan - The Harmony Collection Arabica Limited Release

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Good Spirits are Always Welcome

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Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Y.O. Umeshu Cask Finish

The Hatozaki Small Batch 12 is delightful. A blend of 12-year-old single malts spends six more months in bespoke barrels that previously held superior Umeshu plum liquor. - read on...

Smokehead Sherry Bomb 48 percent

Fasten Your Seat Belt - read on...

Two - no, Three from Bunnahabhain

This was going to be about two of my favorite Bunnahabhain whiskies, but...

Pinhook Rye + Bourbon Selections

Proofed and blended to be singular and remarkable - read on...

Hatozaki Distillery

Omakase Pure Malt Edition First Release 46 percent - read on...

Michel Couvreur - Blossoming Auld Sherried Whisky 45%

Rare and Intricate - read on...

Torabhaig Allt Glean

Well-Tempered Peat, Well Crafted Malt - read on...

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