Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Free Wednesday Tastings - Plan to join us! Instore 5:00 - 6:30... Read on for more info...

Another Movie Star from Boston? - Joe Howell Steals the Scene! Read on...

This Week's Tasting

Mature Wines of Character Discounted for Everyday

February 28, 2024

Very mature (and some with some future) wines at greatly discounted prices. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting

Affordable Bordeaux pre arrival

February 21, 2024

Two wines were clearly the favorites, if we are going by orders. (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

French Values - February 14th

In a group of good wines, tasters singled out the St. Bris for character and the Vetriccce for incredible value.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Croatian Wines - February 8th

Visitors to Croatia's scenic Dalmatian coast return praising the savory flavors and quality of the local wines.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Values and Discounts - January 31st

A favorite: the intense and vigorous Cune Rioja Reserva. And...
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Winter Warmers - January 17th

Baby, it's Cold Outside!!
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

Exciting New Austrian Red and White

2022 Ingrid Groiss Braitenpuechtorff Gemischter Satz + 2021 Paul Achs – Edelgrund Blaufrankisch

2019 Casanova di Neri “Giovanni Neri” Rosso di Montalcino

New and Special

2015 Marc Colin Library Releases

Wonderful White Burgundies to drink now

Two Great Values in Red Burgundy

2019 Domaines de la Tasse d’Or Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits + 2022 Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Cote d’Or

2022 Burlotto di Verduno Varietals

Remarkable Quality Across the Board

2020 Ch. Lafon Rochet

An Exceptional Success

2019 Castellare Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Il Poggiale

From a Leader in the Tuscan Wine Renaissance

Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta + Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni

The Wines of the 2020 Vintage

2020 Ch. Tour St Christophe

St. Emilion on the Ascent

2015 Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Vigneto di Popoli

Some For Us, Some For the Wolves

Ziereisen - Wunderkinden in Baden

In the southernmost part of Germany, wife and husband team Edeltraud and ex-carpenter Hanspeter Ziereisen have become one of Germany’s most talked-about star winemakers.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Bricco Ernesto Rebellious Nature: 2020 - Nebbiolo and Barbera + 2021 - Sangiovese and Nebbiolo

2021 Tenuta della Terre Nere Contrada Etna Rosso


Two Great Italians

2008 Scaglione Barbaresco Come un Volo magnum + 2017 Tenuta Mocceni Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

2022 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Contrada

Fractal Complexity in White Wines


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

Upcoming Events

March 19th: An Evening with Robert Foley

Bob Foley is one of our favorite Napa winemakers. The dinner will feature the complete range of the Foley wines from his acclaimed cabernets and merlot, to his rare and authentic charbono, and culminating in the port-like dessert wine, Conclusio, we'll have with dessert. Reservations required. At Catalyst Restaurant, Tuesday, March 19th, 2024. Read on...

Single Malt Scotch + Spirits

The Return of the Tasting Favorite Caol Ila 14

The hit of our Gordon and Macphail tasting last November was the premium  Connoisseur’s Choice Caol Ila 14 Y.O. (Distilled 2008, 54.1%). Now's your second chance to purchase! Read on...

Mossburn + Torabhaig Distillers, Tasting Thursday, Feb 1, 2024, in-store, 4:30pm or 6pm

with Brian Johnson. The Mossburn Distillers have been around for many years. Although you may not have heard of them, they have been buying casks and laying them down until they are ready to bottle. This tasting will introduce Mossburn Foursquare. Read on...

Benromach and Gordon + MacPhail

Tasting Nov 30, 2023 - We are happy to welcome Joe Swanson, Brand Ambassador, in to show some very nice single malts from Benromach and independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Read on...

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