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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!

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Wine Tasting: Dashe Cellars

Special Guest Michael Dashe

Thursday, October 18   7-9pm

Seated Event- Pre-Paid Tickets Only    $15     Call 1-800-446-9463

Check Here for the Details!


A NIGHT WITH THE SPIRITS
featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch

Friday, October 19th   7pm-9:30pm

Join us for a fun, Halloween themed evening featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch. 
10 people will be randomly selected to receive a live mini reading in front of the
audience followed by a Q and A session open to the group. For more information on Leisha
go to www.readingsbyleisha.com.

COST:  $45 Per Person.   Reservations will be required. Seating limited to 50.

Beer, wine and lite snacks will be served. Call 1-800-446-9463.


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 10.16.18


What a Beer Wednesday: RAR Brewing & Burley Oak

Wednesday, October 17th, tapping at 4pm

RAR That’s My Bike Punk 
RAR/Burley Oak Right off Fiddy 
RAR Brut Pulp 
Burley Oak Pyramids of Guava 
Burley Oak Raspbearea 51


Tap Social: Ballast Point

Thursday, October 18th 4:30-6:30pm

Sculpin – Grunion – Mango Even Keel 
Victory at Sea – Mocha Marlin – Dead Ringer 


A NIGHT WITH THE SPIRITS
featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch
Friday, October 19th   7pm-9:30pm

Join us for a fun, Halloween themed evening featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch. 
10 people will be randomly selected to receive a live mini reading in front of the
audience followed by a Q and A session open to the group. For more information on Leisha
go to www.readingsbyleisha.com

NOTE: All information is intended for entertainment
purposes only. Must be 21 to participate. A psychic
reading is never a replacement for medical or legal
advice from a professional in that field.


Brewery Spotlight: Anchorage brewing

Friday, October 19th 2-6pm

Founded by brewer Gabe Fletcher, Anchorage Brewing Company is one of the newest breweries to open in Alaska. Specializing in barrel fermentation with brettanomyces and souring cultures. Blurring the lines between new and old styles of beer and brewing procedures, we take extreme steps to produce some of the most unique beers ever made. We’ll be bottle sampling some of their beers at the growler bar. Also, they are our featured brewery of the week with some outstanding pricing!


Brewery Spotlight: 3rd Wave Brewing 

Saturday, October 20th 2-6pm

3rd Wave Brewing Co., established in 2012, is a micro brewery in Delmar, DE known as “The Little Town Too Big for One State.” We are proudly situated 1/2 mile into Delaware in an old IGA grocery store where you will find some of the best brews on the Eastern Shore. Our brewery was previously home to Evolution Brewing Company. We are a small but mighty brewery producing 5 house beers year round and a variety of seasonal beers which keep our 14 taps full at all times. We welcome beer drinkers of all kinds 7 days a week and have local area food truck available on the weekends. We love the beach, so you will be surrounded with a surf like theme and beer names that will remind you about being at the ocean.


Special Event: The Bruery Sit-down Tasting with Founder Patrick Rue & Brewer Ethan Adams

Thursday, October 25th, 7-9pm

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

The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales.
Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes its unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname.
Patrick picked up homebrewing as a hobby, later to become an obsession, as a distraction to the banality of law school. 
Soon he was winning numerous awards for his beers and driving his wife, Rachel, mad with the messes that he would leave 
on the kitchen stove. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draw up a business plan rather than study for the California Bar exam – 
a risky endeavor that shows through still today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on.
The Bruery is founded on the excitement that Patrick felt in those first years of homebrewing and we continue to strive 
for that same passion in every aspect of our business today. We never stop challenging ourselves to develop distinctive & imaginative beers, 
constantly pursuing improvement in all that we do. We brew dozens of original beers each year with our list of ingredients and inspirations 
growing perpetually. Our collection of oak barrels has also become a primary element of our brewery. Nearly half of our beer is aged in 
wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers.
Ethan Adams, brewed for The Bruery for several years (also brewed for Hardywood) and has had a hand in most of our East Coast collaborations will host this event.

Ethan also now runs the DC Bruery store. We’ll feature a ridiculous assortment of 15 beers (TBA). 


Tap Social: Flying Dog Brewery

Thursday, October 25th 4:30-6:30pm 


Brewery Spotlight: Black Flag Brewing

Friday, October 26th 3pm 


Brewery Spotlight: Harpoon & Clown Shoes Brewing

Saturday, October 27th 1-4pm


Tap Social: Graft Ciders

Thursday, November 1st 4:30-6:30pm 


Brewery Spotlight: Founders Brewing

Friday, November 2nd   3-6pm


Super Tap Social: Adroit Theory Brewing 

Saturday, November 3rd  4-6pm 

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Spirits Samplings

Friday, October 12   3-6pm   Teeling Irish Whiskies with Kitsa

Friday, October 26  3-6pm  Samples w/Jennifer

 


 

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New Items:

August/September

A to Z Sparkling Rose 

La Vielle Ferme Brut 

La Vielle Ferme Brut Rose

Sant’Evasio Barbera D’Asti

Stellina Di Notte Prosecco

Lab Portuguese Red 

Lab Portuguese White

Ninth Island Sparkling

Dom Montbourgeau Creamant Du Jura

Vie Est Belle Brut, Christian Joulin

Conde De Subirats Brut Cava

Louis Pommery Sparkling

Old Westminister Petillant Natural

 

More to come…

 

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….

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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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:

July/August/September

Black Fig Vodka

Shrub District Cocktail Vinegars

Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast

Fuzzy’s Vodka

Cinco Sentido Jabli-Tobala Mezcal

Cinco Sentido Madre Cruxie Mezcal

Cinco Sentido Pechuga De Mole Mezcal

La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas

Belle Meade Sherry Cask 9 Year

Belle Meade Cask Aged

Wilderness Trail Bond Single Barrel

Wilderness Trail 97 Proof Single Barrel

Mayor Pingree 11 Year Bourbon

Louthan Montebello Bourbon

Stroundwater Bourbon

Stroudwater Rye

Sudden Wisdom Rye

Purkhart Pear Williams Brandy

Whistle Pig Farmstock

Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey

Revel Stoke Root Beer Whiskey

Revel Stoke Pecan Whiskey

Caffo Limoncino Dell’Isola

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