Wine Tastings...

 Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

Join us as we have 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to samples


Wine Tasting 101:  Elements of Wine

Wednesday, MArch 1st  7-8:30pm   

Seated Event- Limited      $30 per person   Call 1-800–446-WINE

Come and taste samples of wines that will compare and contrast the different elements to look for when drinking a glass of wine.


Wine Tasting:  Greek Wines With Sotiris Bafitis

Saturday, March 4th, 2017   7-9pm

Reservations Required $20 Per Person (800) 446-9463

Greece has been making wine for more than a thousand years, but, that being said, the advancements made in Greek wine in the last twenty years have been far more rapid than any major wine producing country (one might argue) that we normally drink wine from. Who better to help us learn about Greek wine than one of our favorite purveyors of the stuff, Sotiris Bafitis. Greek hors d’oeuvres to be served during the tasting. And (spoiler alert) sale pricing for wines tasted!   

  1. Antonopoulos 2015 Adoli Ghis White Blend
  2. Robola of Cephalonia Co-Operative 2015 Old Vine Robola
  3. Argatia 2013 White Blend
  4. Karamolegos 2015 Santorini Assyrtiko
  5. Mitravelas 2015 Red on Black Agiorgitiko
  6. Karanika 2013 Xinomavro / Limniona Blend
  7. Kokkinos 2011 Xinomavro
  8. Argatia 2012 Xinomavro
  9. Mitravelas 2013 Old Vine Agiorgitiko

 

Beer Tastings...

What a Beer Wednesday

Wednesday February 22nd, 4pm, we’ll be tapping 2 great beers.

Manor Hill Malt Shop IPA
Malt Shop IPA: 8% Imperial IPA: Manor Hill’s take on the popular “Milkshake/Smoothie” IPA. Our Imperial IPA is brewed with large amounts of wheat and oats with lactose added, more for body than sweetness. Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria hops used in the kettle and double dry hopped with copious portions of both. Hundreds of pounds of Mango and Apricot puree were added right at the end of fermentation before conditioning on Madagascar Vanilla Bourbon beans. Malt Shop IPA will be silky, lush and creamy with a balanced sweetness. The hop character melds seamlessly with the mango and apricot, creating an experience that is definitively an IPA, just elevated.

Oskar Blues Deviant Dales
This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS! Perfect for these cool winter nights, The Deviant is a returning favorite from the little brewery in Lyons, Colorado that started the Canned Revolution!


Tap Social: Fordham Dominion Breweries with Brittney, Ryan & Sarah

Thursday February 23rd 4-7pm

Dominion Baltic Porter
Dominion Candi
Dominion Double D
Dominion Morning Glory
Fordham Dilated Pupilz
Fordham Crash Zone


Tap Social: 3rd Wave Brewery

Friday February 24th 4-7pm

3rd Wave 1st Wave
3rd Wave Male’Ana
3rd Wave Bombora DIPA
3rd Wave Tenn Wild 
3rd Wave Shorething
3rd Wave Kohana CCS


Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: Delaware Beers

Saturday February 25th and Sunday February 26th


 Tap Takeover: Southern Tier Brewery with music by Boxturtle Bob

Thursday March 2nd 7-9pm

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Local Distillery Tasting:  Painted Stave, Smyrna, DE with Owner/Distiller Mike Rasmussen

Friday, March 31st, 2017   7-9pm

Seated Event

Save the Date-  Stay tuned for Details

Join us as co-founder and distiller takes us through his lineup from Painted Stave!


Spirits Samples:  Knockmore and Midnight Moon (shine)

Saturday March 4th  3-7pm


Spirits Samples:  Jackson Morgan Cream Whisky

Friday March 10, 3-6pm


Spirits Samples:  West Cork Distillery

Saturday March 11, 1-4pm


 

 

 

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Items of Note:

This article by Megan Krigbaum, in Punch, leads us down her path of attempts to discover what basic expenses are figured into the price of a single bottle of wine.  She was inspired by that $3.50 bargain wine her mom was so excited to bring home.  It just doesn’t quite add up!  

How Do You Make a Wine That Costs $3.50?

 

Here’s a quick article by Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee, where he talks about two of our favorite California winemakers, Anne and Michael Dashe.

Dunne on Wine: Dashe Cellars

 

Read this article by Simon Woolf, Decanter, regarding sulfites in wines.  See some of the pros and cons- flavors, safety, allergies.  A little known fact- the vast majority of wines have very little sulfites!

Sulfites in Wine: Friend or Foe

 

 


 

Beer News...

Halloween beers

The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 2 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!

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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!

Why You Should Be Drinking Rhum Agricole

 

Single Barrel Four Roses

OBSV 2016 Bottling

9 Year & 5 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

$64.99

This is our third of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 126 bottles for us and 141 for the Angels. The OBSV mash-bill consists of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. The yeast strain used creates a bourbon with light fruitiness, caramel, vanilla and a creamy texture. The high Rye content adds spice and intensity to the flavor. This has been bottled undiluted at 57.4% alcohol. Along with the OESK a virtual tie for our favorite barrel or the year!

 

Single Barrel Four Roses

OESK Recipe –2016 Bottling

9 Year & 7 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

$69.99 / Bottle

This is our second of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 150 bottles for us, and 117 for the Angels.

The OESK mashbill creates a Bourbon with a full bodied and lightly spicy flavor profile. The mashbill consists of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley and OESK was a high portion of the whiskey used for the heralded 2015 Limited Edition.

This has been bottled undiluted at 57.7% alcohol. One of our favorite barrels this year!

 

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:

Check out the new Soju & Shochu selections!

Melvale Straight Maryland Style Rye  $29.99

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s 10 year old Irish Malt  $64.99

Amrut & Paul John Indian Malt Whiskys are in stock!

Lagavulin 8 year old Limited Edition  $69.99

Aalborg Taffel Aquavit  $21.99

Linie Aquavit  $29.99

Panama-Pacific 9 year old Rum  $34.99

Panama-Pacific 23 year old Rum  $64.99

Lemon Hart Overproof Rum  $30.99