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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!

Here’s Several Ways to Pick Your Holiday Selections:**

 Personalized Shopping with one of our Experts.  Your budget, your preferences…**

Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!

Our current sampler is  a Thanksgiving Sampler- European Edition!**

Rhone Valley Wine Sale

20% off 750ml Rhone Wines Now – Sunday, Nov. 25th



Thanksgiving Holiday Wine Samplings**

A different selection each session, 4-8 samples per session.  Presented by our local sales representatives to help you find your best choice for the Thanksgiving festivities!


Wednesday November 21  11-2pm


Staff Picks:**

Susan’s Picks
A feast of food is, for me, enjoyed with a feast of wines!  I think its fun to try 3, 4 or even 5 bottles on the table, if there is room for it, and enough of a gathering to help to drink them!  When I get home from work Thanksgiving Day, I’m fortunate that a most excellent dinner is prepared and ready to enjoy.  The least I can do is to bring the wine!
Gruet Brut– A bright, clean and balanced sparkling wine, 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir from a family in New Mexico, who are originally from Champagne, France.  A favorite of discriminating customers.  $16.99
Jean Michel “Cuvee Cep” Extra Brut Champagne–  A rich, full bodied champagne that is 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Meunier and 1/3 Chardonnay that has no additives whatsoever.  The richness and depth stand up to just about anything- a decadent but worthwhile splurge!  $59.99
Pablo Hocht’s Domaine de Creve Coeur Sablet 2016– 80% Grenache (offers the fruitiness) and 20% Mourvedre (offers the deep, dark, depth) in this wine from the Cotes du Rhone.  This instantly became one of my go to wines after tasting recently, and it happens to be biodynamic.  $21.99
Chateau du Cedre Heritage Cahors 2015- Produced from organic Malbec (95%) and Merlot (5%) grapes  in a region south of Bordeaux.  This family-owned  winery produces beautifully balanced malbecs,  tank aged plus 20% aged in 2 yr old barrels, allowing the fruit flavors to shine, with just enough structure to support the finish.  Deep and dark, yet not heavy, very versatile.  Another of my go to wines,   $13.99


John Murray’s Picks

Adelsheim Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon   Sale Price $14.99

St. Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard 2014, Willamette Valley, $29.99

Beer Tastings...

 New Beers!  updated 11.11.18 

 November Brewery of the Month:

Dogfish Head Brewery

Great pack & case specials, Growler features 

 Brewery of the Week:

Adroit Theory Brewing Company

25% off all bottle specials now thru 11.19.18

Tap Social: Lagunitas Brewing with Brittany!

Thursday, November 15th  4:30-6:30pm 

Hazy Memory – Mozango
Citrusinensis – Super Cluster
Passion Grass – Undercover





Brewery Spotlight: The Duvel Moortgat Group

Duvel, D’Achouffe, Ommegang, Boulevard Breweries

Friday, November 16th  3-6pm

Brewery Spotlight:  

Saturday, November 17th   1-4pm






***POSTPONED***Special Event: Super Tap Social, Evolution Craft Brewing with owner Tom Knor

Saturday, November 17th   7-9:30pm

Join us for an exciting night of a lot of great beers from this exceptional brewery.

Tap Takeover: Christmas Beers #1, Toys for Tots Benefit

Saturday, December 1st  7-9:30pm 

Tap Takeover: Christmas Beers #2

Friday, December 7th  7-9:30pm 



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Liquor Tastings...

Spirits Samplings

Saturday, December 1  2-5pm   Woodford Reserve/Gentleman Jack/Jack Select Tasting and Engraving

Friday, December 7  3-6pm  Liberty Distilling w/ Melissa

Friday December 14, 4-7  Spirit Samples w/ Jennifer

Saturday, December 15  4-7pm  The Botanist Gin Returns!  

Thursday, December 20  3-6pm   New State Line Elijah Craig Barrels with Kitsa

Friday December 21, 3-6pm  Dogfish Head Whiskey with Tony S.


 Seated Tasting:  Chieftains’ Single Malt Scotch, Presented by Ed Kohl, Quest Beverage

Wednesday, November 28   7-9pm    $15 Pre-Paid Tickets Only Please.  1-800-446-9463


A multi-award-winning collection of extremely rare malts, some from closed or mothballed distilleries, each bottling is fit for a King, a Leader or in the Celtic world, a Chieftain.  Targeted at the connoisseur, each bottle is signed by the Chieftain’s Rare Malt Manager, and carries details of wood type, cask number, number of bottles, vintage, age and bottling date.


Chieftains Selections:

2008 Glen Elgin, Speyside 9yr

1993 Auchentoshan, Lowland 25 yr

2003 Glentauchers, Speyside 15 yr

2004 Dalmore, North Highland 13 yr

2007 Ledaig, Island 11 yr

2005 Ardbeg Islay 13 yr

Seated Tasting: Pierre Ferrand Cognac/Citadelle Gin/Plantation Rums

Presented by Francois Zelbat, Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager, Maison Ferrand 

Wednesday, December 5   7-9pm        $15 Pre-Paid Tickets    Call 1-800-446-9463

Tentative Selections

  1.   Citadelle London Dry Gin, France
  2.   Pierre Ferrand, Grande Champagne Ambre Cognac
  3.   Pierre Ferrand, 20 Year Old Reserve Cognac
  4.   Plantation Rum, 2009 Vintage Edition Grand Terroir, Fiji
  5.   Plantation Rum, Peru Single Vintage Rum 2004
  6.   Plantation Rum, Xaymaca Special Dry Rum, Jamaica
  7.   Plantation Rum, 15 Year Old Trinidad Single Cask Rum
  8.   Pierre Ferrand, Dry Curacao Triple Sec, France
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Odds & Ends
Wine News...

New Items:


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…



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 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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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:


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


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