Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This Week's Tasting:

Nicolas Potel & his 2009 Bellene Burgundies

February 9, 2012

Special Thursday Tasting this week - meet the winemaker. (Continue reading)

Last Week's Tasting:

New American Wines at Good Prices

February 1, 2012

Is Merlot back? You certainly would think so from some of the tasters' comments last week. (Continue reading)

Federal offers free tastings every week. 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 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA

Past Tastings

2009 Bordeaux - January 25th

Most important: we opened the reds except for the du Pin five hours before the tasting.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Reds from Two Sides of the Andes - January 18th

All of last week's wines proved to be hearty and therefore, a good fit for a cold New England evening with a heavy meal.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

Favorites for under $20 - January 11th

As a group, last week's wines had some shared character. First, they all have a lot of value for money. Second, they all are wines meant to be served with food.
The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought

New & Notable

2009 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico...Quiet Perfection

Peter Hemenway in Tuscany

Valdicava: Spirito di un Territorio Unico, The Best of the Best

Peter Hemenway in Montepulciano

2006 Rosso Conero Riserva Sassi Neri and 2007 Marche Rosso Chaos

Peter Hemenway in Montepulciano: Fattoria Le Terrazze

2008 and 2006 Sottimano Barbaresco

Classic Gems Newly Available

2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

A High End Napa on Sale

2009 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous

The Triumph of the Fools

Fontodi Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Peter writes: "We have sourced another fantastic olive oil."

2008 Dominus

Robert Parker found it nigh unto perfect:

2006 Philippe Bornard Cotes du Jura Les Chassagnes, ouille;

An Exotic French Mountain Wine

2008 Buoncristiani Malbec

There are some wines that help redefine your idea of a grape.

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