Fine Wines

Red and White WineWELCOME to the State Line Liquors Wine Department… Throughout this website you’ll find links to Regional Wines, Wine Styles, Wine Samplers, Featured Wines, and ORGANIC Wines in the menu above (be sure to scroll down the menu!) but it’s HERE you’ll see what’s NEW in our Wine Department!

Don’t forget to take a look at our Coupon Clipper for SPECIAL Values on State Line Liquors Fine Wines.

 

 

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

 

 


 

Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

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

 


 Wine Tasting:  Graziano Family of Wines with Greg Graziano

Wednesday September 6, 7-9pm   

Save the Date!   We’ll post ticket prices next week!

Greg Graziano comes from a long line of California wine makers and grape growers, beginning in 1918 with his grandfather Vincenzo’s  first plantings in Mendocino County- just shy of 100 years of experience in the California wine industry! His father Joseph, and mother Monti Lee followed in in his father’s footsteps.

Greg attended UC Davis in the 1970s, was a cellar worker for a jointly owned winery Cresta Blanca, in 1976 became a founding partner for Milano Winery,  in 1986 became winemaker for La Crema, started his own winery in 1988- Graziano Family of Wines, with the Saint Gregory (Burgundian Style) and Monte Volpe (specializing in Italian varieties from Central and Southern Italy) .

And so much more!  Come and hear his story, taste his wines and join us for a fun evening of California’s wine history and this family’s role along the journey!

Here’s the Lineup:
Saint Gregory Brut
Saint Gregory Pinot Blanc 
Saint Gregory Pinot Meunier 
Saint Gregory Pinot Noir Reserve 
Graziano Zinfandel Mendocino 
Graziano Zinfandel Reserve 
Enotria Arneis 
Graziano Petite Sirah 
Graziano Carignane 

Wine Tasting:  Boordy Vineyards with Rob DeFord

Friday, September 8, 7-9pm

Save the Date!  Details to follow!

Boordy Vineyards is the first commercial winery established in Maryland, back in 1945 by the Wagners, in Baltimore County.  Their mission was to make good table wines.  In 1965, the Long Green Farm, owned for generations by the DeFord Family, planted grapes on a portion of their property in northeastern Baltimore County.  These grapes were used to make the Boordy wine.  In 1980, the DeFord Family purchased the Boordy Winery, and moved operations to their 19th century stone barn.  

Through the years, Rob Deford received his degree in Enology from UC Davis, developed and led production to more than 97,000 gallons, and cultivates more than 40 acres of wine grapes.  Farming, wine production and livestock operations livestock co-exist with its rolling hills, valleys and fishing streams through a policy of environmental sustainability.  Boordy Wines are recognized for their quality and value!  Join us as Rob takes us through a sampling of wines from The Landmark Series, The Icon Series, and the Sweetland Series!


Wine Tasting:  Vintage 59 Portfolio Selections of French Wines with Roy Cloud, Founder

Wednesday, September 13, 7-9pm

Save the Date!

 

 

 


Wine Tasting:  Yalumba Family Vineyards with Jane Ferrari

Friday, October 6, 7-9pm

Save the Date!


Sake Tasting:  Special Guest, Monica Samuels

Monica Samuels

Wednesday, October 11, 7-9pm


Wine Tasting:  National Zin Day

Wednesday, November 15  7-9pm


Pre-Thanksgiving Walk About Tastings

Friday Nov 17, 3-6pm    

Saturday November 18, 11-2pm    

Wednesday Nov 22nd  11-3pm

Free samples presented by sales reps for your holiday feast! 


Wine Tasting:  Sparkling Wines

Saturday, December 2nd   2-4pm