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Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Join us as we have at least 2 – 3 wines open to sample.  Just ask us when you come into the store!

 Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!

Wine Tasting:  Henriques & Henriques Madeira
Special Guest:  Jake Parrott

Saturday, October 20   7-9pm    Seated Event

$15 / Person – Reservations Required (800) 446-9463

Join us to experience some of the finest examples of Madeira, presented by Jake Parrott, a highly knowledgeable and engaging presenter, who happens to be the National Sales Director for wine & spirits importer Haus Alpenz.

Madeira, from the island of the same name Madeira, may be made from 6 different grapes creating wines that range from dry to sweet. To compound their already unique flavors, the wines are then oxidized to simulate their journey in barrels on ships to England and far ranging colonies. The oxidation allows development of aromatic complexity and intense flavor profiles. H&H are hallmarked by an honest, bright and elegant style.   

Tasting List:

  1. 3 Year Old Rainwater
  2. 5 Year Old Finest Dry
  3. 2001 Single Harvest Sercial
  4. 20 Year Old Terrantez
  5. 10 Year Old Verdelho
  6. 10 Year Old Boal
  7. 15 Year Old Malvasia
  8. 1995 Single Harvest Tinta Negra
Beer Tastings...

 New Beers!  updated 9.6.18       


September Brewery of the Month: Flying Fish Brewing Company

Growler features all month, bottle & can specials too! 

When Gene Muller founded Flying Fish Brewing Co. in 1995, he did so first on the pre-spam/Amazon/Google World Wide Web – making it the world’s first virtual microbrewery. The subsequent attention generated investor and bank interest turning a great idea into great beer at a real brewery in Cherry Hill in 1996.  Fast forward a couple of decades and Flying Fish is now located in Somerdale, New Jersey. In a state where the 50 pre-prohibition breweries were reduced to a couple, we were the first microbrewery in South Jersey and are now the largest of the 70+ craft breweries in the state. Our state-of-the-art brewery is the most sustainable in the region and allows us to brew beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Flying Fish now produces a range of beers year-round, along with a variety of seasonal specialties. The Tasting Room, open Wednesday-Sunday features 15 taps and weekly one-off and barrel aged beers. Flying Fish beers are ten-time medal winners at the Great American Beer Festival, the most of any New Jersey brewery.


Big Bottle Wednesdays, American Craft Beer & Imported Beer

Every Wednesday, all day, all single bottles & cans, all sizes are 20% off      

 


What a Beer Wednesday: 

Wednesday, September 19th, Growler fills start @ 4pm!      


Tap Social: Victory Brewing

Thursday, September 20th 4:30-6:30pm

  


Brewery Spotlight: Flying Fish Brewing Bottle Sampling

Thursday, September 20th 4:30-6:30pm

 


Mega-Tap Social: Wyndridge Farm Brewing

Friday, September 21st   7-9pm    

 

 


Beer Cruise: Sampling the Beers of Autumn 

Friday evening, September 21st, Boarding begins at 5:30pm, departs at 6pm! Returning to the dock at 7:30pm.

Chesapeake City Water Tours is happy to once again team up with State Line Liquors to bring you

this one-of-a-kind Beer Tasting Experience! Complete with unlimited beer samplings, bar snacks, music and a breathtaking Sunset!

$40  (Adults 21+)  We do have a Restroom on board!

Book Now!  


Brewery Spotlight:

Saturday, September 22nd   1-4pm  


 

Oktoberfest Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Thursday, October 4 6:00 – 9:00pm

We’re co-hosting this fall fundraising festival with the ATI Foundation to benefit their mission of providing resources and funding to children with physical impairments.

Help us boost local kids over today’s hurdles by joining us for fun, food and festivities!

ATI Foundation Mission Statement: Providing resources and funding to children with physical impairments to enhance and sustain a better quality of life

All proceeds will benefit The ATI Foundation for children with physical impairments

ATIFoundation.com | Facebook.com/ATIFndn

Registration: ATIFoundation.com/MoreEvents

Participation Fees: $25 per person (online registration only) Online registration ends Monday, October 1 at 11:59pm Registration at the door will be $35

Included with Admission:

  • Beer & wine tasting
  • Food (chili, cornbread, apple walnut salad, hot dogs, beer braised kraut and assorted desserts)
  • Lemonade and iced tea
  • Beneficiary presentation

Optional:

Raffle tickets for various prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be available for purchase at the event!

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New Items:

May/June/July

Helmut Krauss Silvaner 2016, Pfalz

Helmut Krauss Grauburgunder, Rheinhessen

Helmut Krauss Weissburgunder, Pfalz

Willi Shaefer Graacher Bomprost Riesling:  Kabinett 2016  and Spatlese 2016, Mosel

Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen:   Riesling Trocken 2017,  Riesling Kabinett 2017, Riesling Von der Fels 2017

Bulgarian Heritage Dimyat 2016

Villa Melnik Begule Cuvee 2013, Tracian Valley, Bulgaria

Mompertone 2012, Monferrato

Tinazzi Corvina 2016

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015, Toscana

Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone della Valpolicella 2013

Sesti Sauvignon 2017, Montalcino

Calatroni Sangued Giuda Sweet, Pavese

Punzi Pinot Grigio 2017, Italy

Montebuena Cuvee KPF 2015 Cosecha, Rioja

Camara Alta Garnacha 2015, Navarra

D. Ventura Vino de Burato Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra

D. Ventura Pena do Lobo Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra

Latido de Sara Garnacha Blanca 2017

Latido de Sara Wild Garnacha 2016

Domaine de l’Echevin Cotes du Rhone Villages St. Maurice 2015

Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras 2012

Chateau Vaugelas Corbieres 2014

Domaine du Dragon Cuvee Saint Michel Cotes de Provence 2014

Domaine Guizard Gres de Montpellier 2016, Coteaux du Languedoc

Aubaines de Goupil Le Blanc Moelleux 2017, Cotes de Gascogne

Chateau Fonreaud “Le Cygne” 2016, Bordeaux

Fleur de Pedesclaux, Paullac 2007

JP Brun “Terres Dorees” Beaujolais Blanc 2016

Clothilde Davenne Saint-Bris Sauvignon 2017, Burgundy

Domaine de la Pepiere “Clisson” 2015, 750 and 1.5, Loire

Chateau de Passavant Anjou 2016, Loire

Domaine Laffourcade Savenierres 2014, Loire

Capriccio Sangria, West Indies

To be Continued….

 

 

 

 

 

 

April:

Tenuta L’Illuminata Barolo, Tebavio LaMorra 2011, Italy

Tikal Natural Malbec/Syrah 2013, Argentina

Gaucho Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina

Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne

Chapuis et Chapuis Cremant “La Bulle”, Bourgogne

Mont Gravet Rose, FR

Mont Gravet Carignan, FR

Chateau Rocher ‘Lideyre” ’08, FR

Chateau Pigoudet Rose “Classique”, FR

Les Ligeriens Rose D’Anjou, FR

E & F Jourdan Aramon Vielles Vignes, FR

Pas de Escallette Rose, FR

Burgo Viejo Graciano, SP

Burgo Viejo Old Vine Garnacha, SP

Goru Verde Monastrell, Old Vines, SP

Ferrari Carano Dry Rose of Sangiovese, CA

Franz Mittlebach Rose of Zweigelt, Austria

Dme Pelaquie Tavel, FR

Dme de Fontsainte Gris de Gris, FR

Tangent Rose, 375ml cans, CA

Tangent Sauvignon Blanc, cans and bottles

Dme Vetriccie Rose, Corsica

Dme de Listinconu Rose, Corsica

Dio Fili Rose of Xinomavro, Greece

Desclans “Whispering Angel” Rose, FR

Dme de Paris Rose, FR

Chateau de Cavalon Rose, FR

Vina Palaciega Rose of Malbec, Argentina

Monte Volpe Rose of Sangiovese, CA

Lobetia Rose, Spain

Dme de Herbauges “Elean Or” Rose, FR

Dom Diogo Rose, Portugal

Plouzeau Chinin Rose, FR

Anne de Joyeuse “Camas” rose of Pinot Noir, FR

Arnas de Guerra Rosada Mencia, Spain

Sheldrake Point Rose of Cabernet Franc, NY

Pedroncelli Dry Rose of Zinfandel, CA

Palissade Sauvignon Blanc, FR

Montes “Twins” Red Blend 2014, Chile

Callia Bella Syrah/Malbec, Argentina

Old Westminster Winery- Maryland- “Vine & Vigor”, “Carbonic”, “Bloom” Cans and Petillant Naturel Albarino 2017

la vie est belle Brut, FR

Kalin Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2001, CA

Biokult Zweigelt/Pinot Noir, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

End of March:

Maldonado Wines of Napa- Pinot Grigio, Proprietary Red 2013, and Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

St Gregory Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

Poco a Poco Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Lake County

R Stuart “Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette

Maison Areion Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Cruz

Sidebar Red Field Blend 2015,  Russian River Valley

Chateau Bu-De/Bohemia Manor Farm – Several Selections

Louis Pommery of CA, Brut Sparkling

Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurtztraminer

Zocker Gruner Veltliner 2015, Edna Valley

Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Jane’s Vineyard, Russian River 2016

Ryan Patrick “Red Head Red”, Columbia Valley 2016

Dme de la Charmoise, Henry Marionet Touraine Gamay 2013

Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne NV

Querceto Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Tenuta Sassaregale Sangiovese, Tuscany

Stefano Massone Gavi, 2016

Russo & Longo Virgani 2015, Calabria

Antonelli Montefalco Grechetto 2016 and Sagrantino 2011, Umbria

Fattoria Col Santo Montefalco Sangrantino 2013

Les Fiefs de Lagrange Saint-Julien 2012

Ogier “Reine Jeanne 2014, Chateauneuf du Pape

Ogier “Boiseraie” 2015, Vacqueyras

Borie La Vitrele “Les Terres Blanches” 2013

Le Demi Boeuf Chardonnay 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Different Tasting Formats for Different Occasions

We love wine tastings. What better opportunity to sample different wines with all of our favorite people (that’s you guys). As we schedule our tastings we’ll send the information out in our biweekly email and update our website so that you know what is going on. We aim to suit different needs for different occasions, both formal and casual, so read below to learn more. 

Wine Samplings: Every Friday 3-6pm at the Cheese Department

Cost: Free!

Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!  

 


The Friday Night Casual Tasting: Various Fridays 7-9pm (No Reservations Required)

Cost: Usually $10 – $15 / Person Depending on the Event

This tasting usually features a particular grape, region, or style. The arrival time is flexible and you’re welcome to casually taste through the wines at your own pace, and these events are done in a stand-up format. You are also welcome to ask as many, or as few, questions as you please. This tasting is about enjoying wine, maybe learning a little, and having a good time.

 


The Seminar Style Tasting: Dates Vary, Typically 7-9pm (Reservations Required, 30 – 45 person limit depending on the event)

Cost: Usually $10 – $30 / Person Depending on the Event

Tasting wine isn’t just fun, it’s educational! These seated tastings usually feature a winemaker, an importer, or some one with particular knowledge on the subject at hand who can lead us through a selection of wines that best illustrates their story.

 


The Small Group Classroom Tastings: Dates Vary – Can Be Scheduled as a Private Event, Typically 7-8:30 (Reservations Required, 8 – 12 person limit depending on the event)

Cost: Usually $30 / Person Depending on the Event (As an added bonus attendees will receive a 20% discount on any wine they care to buy the evening of the event.)

Recurring Tastings: These seated tastings use the same wines each time (unless otherwise noted) because of the small group format.   

Wine 101: The Elements of Wine

We taste through eight wines blind (four flights of wine, two wines per flight) to better understand the role of acid, oak, and tannin in red and white wine. We discuss wine vocabulary & terms, misconceptions, impressions, and anything else that comes to mind.

Wine 201: Get to Know a Region / Grape

Taste through a selection of wines (6 – 9 depending on the theme) to better understand a particular wine-making region or grape. 


 

Beer News...

The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 5 taps on the Growler Board…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right, the $5 Growler (the 64oz size) fills are back! So as long as we can fill those taps with quality beer, we’re going to keep them flowing. Thanks for visiting!

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State Line Liquors Rated #3 Bottle Shop in the WORLD!

Max's Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Max’s Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Feb. 17, 2015 –By Steve Fogelman, City Paper. “Last month, just two establishments in Maryland were honored as “Top Places to Have a Beer in the World” by the crowd-sourced RateBeer.com annual survey. Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore and State Line Liquors in Elkton made the cut, which makes sense, as both are hallowed Free State beer grounds for aficionados. I caught up with the owners of both businesses by phone while they were coincidentally on separate and simultaneous vacations in Florida earlier this month. The traits these businesses share, such as family and dedication to the craft scene, are the underpinnings of their success… READ the FULL ARTICLE at:

(Baltimore) City Paper, News, Arts, Culture, Events, Marketplace

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GROWLER BOARD!

The $5 – 64oz Growler Fill is back! Check the Board for current selection(s).

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What is a “Tap Social?”

Well, a Tap Social is similar to a “Rep Tasting”… a casual get-together for sampling beers from a single brewery and are generally held on Friday afternoons from 5pm to 7pm.  Most of the time we charge a nominal fee to “participate” in this 2 hour social. For that fee, you usually get a free glass along with unlimited sampling! The beers are generously discounted and often the reps will have giveaways on top of it!

Check out our upcoming Tap Socials in the Event Schedule below or click for our complete schedule!

Liquor News...

New Arrivals/Features/Specials/Events

 

Autumn Cocktail Ideas

Here’s a great article from our go to experts, Difford’s Guide!  Many ideas, instructions, lists of ingredients to enjoy!

A few of the ingredients used in these 30 recipes  include liqueurs flavored with honey, ginger and caramel.  Brandies, cognacs, pear and apple, rye whiskies, and of course, some bourbon and peated scotch.  Check it out!

 

State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

 

Rhum Clement Cask Collection Vieux    $36.99  750ml

This rum hails from the French Caribbean island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The French government oversees the production of Rhum Agricole which is produced from sugar cane juice that is pressed within three days of harvest in the dry season, This produces a dryer style rum with complex grassy and herbal flavors. This is a barrel we selected last winter that was bottled in July and it has just arrived!

 Two New Barrels from Four Roses!

State Line’s Four Rose’s OBSQ Barrel   $69.99  750ml

Bottled December 4th, 2017   

The OBSQ mashbill has a rye content of 35%, much higher than most other bourbons, along with 60% corn and 5% malted barley. This produces a rich, spicy flavor that has great length on the palate that has been mellowed by 9 years and 8 months of aging. The yeast strain Q adds a floral component to the aroma of this single barrel bottling that is at a cask strength of 116.6 proof. Most will find the addition of a little water will enhance the flavors of this bourbon and will allow you to balance it to where you like to drink it.

State Line’s Four Rose’s OESQ Barrel     $69.99  750ml

Bottled December 4th, 2017

The OESQ mashbill has a rye content of 20%, the lowest of Four Rose’s bourbons, along with 75% corn and 5% malted barley.  This produces a soft, creamy, and floral flavor that has a sweetness on the palate that has been mellowed by 9 years’ ageing.  The yeast strain Q adds a floral component to the aroma of this single barrel bottling that is at a cask strength of 117.2 proof.  Most will find the addition of a little water will enhance the flavors of this bourbon and allow you to balance it to where you  like to drink it.

 

 

Crown Royal Single Barrel  $54.99  750ml  

This is a Coffey Rye Whiskey from a Coffey still that is among the finest components of Crown Royal and bottled at 103 proof to maintain its richness and body. This is the finest expression of Crown Royal we have ever had in the store!!

 

Two Barrels From FEW Distillery!

FEW Distillery is based in Evanston, IL, a suburb of Chicago that was once an international headquarters for the temperance movement headed by Francis Elizabeth Willard (FEW).
FEW Spirits is a craft distillery making whiskies and gins from locally grown grains and other ingredients sourced as close to home as possible, including Cascade hops grown in master distiller and owner Paul Hletko’s own backyard.
FEW Rye Whiskey was named Whisky Advocates Craft Whiskey of the Year in 2013 and its Bourbon Whiskey and Barrel Gin were both awarded gold medals by Beverage Testing Institute.

Bourbon Whiskey 60.05 %ABV Batch 15-56   $66.99

Spicy, nutty nose, soft caramel and toffee.  Bright butterscotch, toasty cinnamon, faint bittersweet chocolate, and a lingering, sweetish finish.

Rye Whiskey 60%ABV Batch 15-56   $79.99

Distinctive spicy rye presence on the nose, citrus peel, piney oak, which carry through with significant depth mid palate.  Lingering spicy sweet finish.

 


New Arrivals:

April:

Stara Sokolova Plum Brandy

Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Barenjager Honey & Bourbon

Cadenhead’s Small Batch Single Malt Scotch

Kilkerran 12yr Single Malt Scotch- Glengyle Distillery

Hazelburn 13 yr Single Malt Scotch- Oloroso Barrels

Longrow Peated Single Malt Scotch

Sloop Betty Honey Flavored Vodka

Jacoulet Marc de Bourgogne

Calvados Fine Reserve, Famille DuPont

Calvados Vielle Reserve, Famille DuPont

Control Pisco Premium

Katsaros Family Tsipouro- Grape Marc Brandy

Verino Distillery Tsipouro Ipsecaminos, Grape Marc Brandy- Moschofilero

Ole Smoky mango Habanero Tennessee Whiskey

Rapa Giovanni Ratafia di Andorno Black Cherry Liqueur

Stumbras Green Nines Herbal Liqueur

Stumbras Vodkas–Wheat—Rye—Potato

Leopold Bros. Aperitivo

Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro

Gancia Americano Aperitivo

St. George Bruto Americano

Peychauds Aperitivo

Montenaro “After 6PM” Aperitivo

St. Raphael Rouge Aperitivo

Luxardo Amaro Abano Liqueur

Umberto Briganti Amaro-Camatti Liqueur

Indicente Viejo Mezcal

La Pitaya Tequila Blanco

Rancho Tepua Bacanora Blanco

La Venenosa Racilla Sierra Occidental de Jalisco 

 

 

Early to Mid March:

Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Brandy Cask

Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Sherry Cask

Tipperary Watershed Irish Whisky

Exclusive Malts Highland Park 14 Yr Single Cask

Exclusive Malts Islay 9 Yr Single Cask

Eleven Jones Blended American Whiskey

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye

Lusty Claw Bourbon

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon

Maker’s Mark Mint Julep

Blackadder Drop of the Irish Single Malt Whisky

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s Single Malt Irish Whisky

English Whisky Company- English Peated Single Malt

An array of Amrut Single Malts from India

Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask Single Malt Whisky, Tasmania

Bancroft Amaretto

Amaro-Camatti Liquerur

Fernet Leopold Highland Amaro

Glenmorangie Spios

Foursquare Rum- Zinfandel Cask Finish

Capt Morgan Watermelon Smash