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Wine Tastings...

Annual 20/20 Wine Sale

      now in progress!

              20% off 750ml bottles* of wine

including domestic, imported, champagne, sparkling,

                sake, sherry, port and more!

                      Sale continues thru Monday, February 18th

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!


Wine 201: Basics of Italian Wine

$25 / Person – 7 to 9pm Wednesday, February 13th

Twelve Seat Limit

In our third (because everyone seems to like Italian wine) small group tasting of the year, we’ll cover some of the basics of Italian wine. And some of the not so basic grapes of Italy. Italy is one of the world’s largest exporters of wine and grapes are grown throughout the country from the very north to the very south. We’ll explore some well known Italian grapes, some of the more esoteric ones, and we’ll engage in some fine wine discussion.

Tentative Tasting List: 
Ermes Pavese Blanc de la Morgex et la Salle 
La Colombera Timorasso “il Montino” 
Gini Soave “La Frosca” 
Felsina Chianti Classico 
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
Di Sipio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva
Luigi Righetti Amarone 
Albino Rocca Barbaresco “Ronchi” 
G.D. Vajra Freisa



Beer Tastings...


Tap Social: Oliver Brewing

Thursday, February 7th, 4:30-6:30pm , $5


Tap Social: Big Oyster Brewing

Friday, February 8th  4-6pm , $5


Tap Takeover: Adroit Theory

Saturday, February 9th, 7-9pm

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Spirits Samplings- In the Spirits Aisles

Friday, February 15  3-6pm  Whitley Blended Scotch

Friday, February 22  3-6pm  Coa Tequilas, Bacoo Rum

In the Tasting Room:

Penderyn Single Malt Samples:  Wednesday, March 6   5-8pm

Special Guests:  David Cover, Brand Ambassador  and Jared Card, ImPex Beverages, Mid Atlantic Region

Join us for samples back at the wine bar in the tasting room for  a story or two about this exciting distillery from Wales!  Founded March 1, 2004, this multi-award winning distillery is the first to open and operate in Wales for over 100 years, and is the only distillery headed by a team of all-women blenders, distiller and maturation specialists.  


David Cover started with Penderyn Distillery in 2015,  a self-proclaimed “whisky nerd”, having worked in almost every area of the business, and achieving a Certificate in Distilling. 


Jared Card, our regional representative for ImPex Beverages, has conducted several informative seminars here at State Line, he consistently brings us very good single malts to try, with the Penderyn line being very well received!


Bourbon Tasting:  Pappy van Winkle

Special Guest – Karl Kadar, Local Bourbon Aficionado

Friday, March 15   7-9pm    Limited Seating-   Pre-Paid Tickets Only    $150


Join us for this very special tasting led by Karl Kadar!  We’ll be tasting small samples of the Pappy lineup that was released November 2016.

Here’s the Lineup:

  1.  Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year
  2. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year
  3. Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year
  4. Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year
  5. Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year
  6. 13 Year Family Reserve Rye
  7. Weller 12 Year
  8. Plus one more!

Call us at 1-800-446-9463 to reserve your spot!


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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!

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New Arrivals/Features/Specials/Events

 Winter Holiday Cocktails

 Our favorite resource-  Difford’s Guide- just put together a list of 20 cocktails for the winter holidays.  Ingredients run the gamut- cognac, sherry Advocaat, champagne- find your new favorites!


State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

 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.




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To be Updated Soon!