Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2022 Bordeaux En Primeur -This past week several critics have proclaimed the 2022 Bordeaux to be equal to and perhaps in some instances better than the 2020 wines... Read on for latest selection, pricing, and points to remember.

2020 Bordeaux -The critics are raving after tasting the wines in bottle. Read on for latest selection, pricing, and arrival time ...

Free Wednesday Tastings -Plan to join us! This week, May 17th: Light, Fresh Summer Reds and Whites. Read on for more info...

This Week's Tasting

Clendenen Family Vineyards with Director Mike Mulesky

May 24, 2023

Wines from Jim Clendenen's private vineyards are rarer and less known. Made at and by the team of AuBC, Clendenen Family Vineyard wines often show Jim's more whimsical and adventurous side, expressing intriguing flavors of less common grapes. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Ye Gods! and Other Light Finds for Summer Heat

May 17, 2023

A nice turnout last week. The unoaked mineral-toned Cote Jura Chardonnay was a winner with near-universal praise. (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

Fine Wines From Verona - May 10th

Of course, people loved the richness of the Amarone. It is one of the best, most reasonably priced we have found.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

South Africa - May 4th

Four knowledgeable and convivial winemakers gave some very happy tasters a lot of insights leavened with good humor. And that was before we get to the wines, which were very, very good, in a couple of instances extraordinary.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Roses of Different Hues - April 26th

Everybody found something to like in the variety of roses last week. Two different styles were favorites.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Winemaker Byron Kosuge - April 19th

Winemaker Byron Kosuge 's Pinots, Chardonnay, Syrah, Dornfelder (?!?)
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2019 Bertrand Stehelin Gigondas

Save an Additional $100 off a Case

Greece: Rouvalis Winery, Cool Mountain Wines from a Hot Country

2021 Assyrtiko + 2022 Tsigello Mavrodaphne

Pleasure in Pinot, Paltry Price

2020 Domaine Louis Fleurot Hautes Cotes de Nuits Dames Hugiuetts + Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vines

Best Price and Value Estate Champagne

Sebastien Girost Brut Reserve

The Best Roses From Tuscany

2022 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova + 2022 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rosato

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

2021 Ch. Simone Palette Rose

France’s Most Complex, Arguably Best Rose

2018 Barale Fratelli Barolo Crus

Tradition Tradition Tradition

Tenuta Regaleali, Classic Sicilian Reds

2020 Nero d’Avola Lamuri + 2020 Perricone Guarnaccio

Evesham Wood

Excellent Small Production Oregon Red & White

Paul Achs

The Master of World-Class Austrian Red Wine

Highly Recommended

2020 Gerard Tremblay Chablis Fourchaume + All Ann Parent’s 2019s and 2021s

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

2016 Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte Riserva

Great Red Wine Unique to Puglia

Serego Alighieri Possessioni Rosso and Bianco

Everyday Wines from the Oldest Prestige Cellars in Verona

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

2020 Casanova di Neri Giovanni Rosso + 2017 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino

Something New in Montalcino, and One of Montalcino’s Originals

The Symbiosis in a Bottle

2020 Virgen de Galir Godello Valdeorras + 2017 Bussoletti Trebbiano Spoletino Colle Murello

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

Extraordinary Red From Austria

2020 Moric Estate Blaufrankisch

2020 Ezio Cocito Langhe Bianco Ben Turno

Unique Star of Piedmont Bianco

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

2018 Rose + Arrow Pinot Noirs

Oregon's Grand Crus?

2013 Allegrini Amarone Classico Riserva Fieramonte

Very Rare and Special Gift We Found For You

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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

A Sensory Journey Begins. Read on...

Good Spirits are Always Welcome

A Sampling from our Extensive Collection - Scotch, Bourbons, Brandies + Tequilas - read on...

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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