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Wine Tastings...

 


Wine and Cheese Samples

Fridays, 3-6pm 


Wine Samplings Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Join us as we’ll be sampling 2 – 3 wines in our wine cave.  Just ask us when you come into the store!


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Wine Tasting: Murphy-Goode Wines

Special Guest: Dave Ready, Jr., Head Winemaker

Wednesday, April 24th   7-9pm        $10 Pre- Paid Seats Only          1-800-446-9463

 

Join us as we welcome an “old” friend back to State Line!  There will be many stories to tell, many that shouldn’t be told, and many great wines to try!!!

Tentative List:

Pinot Grigio

Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay

Pinot Noir

Merlot 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexander Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Liar’s Dice


 

Wine 301: Intro to Sherry

7 – 9pm Wednesday, May 1st

$25 / Person – Pre-Paid Tickets 1-800-446-9463

12 Person Limit

In the rolling hills of Andalusia one finds Jerez de la Frontera, home to one of the most unique wine styles in the world: Sherry. Sherry is generally made with a fractional blending technique and relies heavily on the unique biologic life of each bodega, or winery.

The flavors produced in these wines are unlike those found in typical table wines, but are still wholly worth our attention. This is a small group tasting for a curious mind and an adventurous palate.

Tentative Tasting List: 
La Cigarrera Manzanilla 
Cesar Florido Fino 
Bodegas Grant Fino 
Bodegas Grant Amontillado 
El Maestro Sierra Oloroso 
Valdespino Palo Cortado 
Cesar Florido Moscatel 
Leyenda Pedro Ximenez

 

Beer Tastings...

Brewery Spotlight: Key Brewing

Thursday, April 25th, 3-6pm

Sampling in front of store. No charge.

Special pricing on all  Key Brewing beers. 


Brewery Spotlight: Union Craft Brewing

Friday, April 26th 3-6pm 

Sampling in front of store.

Special pricing on all Union Craft beers.


Brewery Spotlight: 21st Amendment Brewing

Saturday, April 27th 3-6pm 

Sampling in front of store.

Special pricing on all 21st Amendment beers.


 Tap Social: RAR Brewing

Thursday, May 2nd 4:30-6:30pm

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Spotlight Spirits Samplings

Cozy up to the wine bar in our tasting room and try some samples, usually being poured by someone from the distillery.  Its a chance for you to try before you buy, hear the story, learn about how it is made.

 

Spotlight on McClintock Distillery, Frederick, MD- A Grain to Glass Organic Distillery

Friday, May 3rd  3-6pm    

Special Guest, Braedon Bumpers, Head Distiller and Owner

Braeden Bumpers is a veteran distiller with almost a decade of alcohol production experience. He designed and created the McClintock portfolio that have all medalled top 5 in the country at the American Distilling Institute judging in 2017 and 2018. He also received the double gold medal for the McClintock’s Reserve gin and won best gin in the world at the New York International Spirits competition where McClintock Distilling was also named Maryland’s Gin distillery of the year.  His mission at McClintock is to use the highest quality natural ingredients to create superior spirits at competitive prices and McClintock has now become the first and only organic certified distillery in the state.  McClintock blends traditional heirloom ingredients and ancient milling techniques with state of the art distilling technology for a product that celebrates the distilling tradition of Maryland made to the highest standards.

Featuring-

Forager Gin

Reserve Gin

Epiphany Vodka

New Spring Cordial- Blood Orange!

And a Cocktail!


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Tasting:  World Single Malt Whiskies – Tasted Blind!!

Special Guest:   Raj Sabharwal, Certified WSET Spirits Educator, Certified Whisky Ambassador and Founding Partner of Glass Revolution Imports. 

Wednesday, May 8th   7-9pm    $20 Per Person-   Pre-Paid      Call 1-800-446-9463
 
Single Malt Whisky is often associated with Scotland. However today Single Malt whiskies are produced around the world, Japan, Germany, England. Wales, Australia, India, USA and more. 
During this tasting we will experience 8 single malts from around the world.    All will be tasted blind, so that any bias is eliminated. Taste test your knowledge to see if you can figure out which country is in your glass!
 
Glass Revolution Imports  selections have been added to the store shelves quite a bit over the last year, and are recognized for their quality and interesting taste profile, already garnering many fans and loyal customers.  
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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 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

 

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.

 

 

 


New Arrivals:

 

To be Updated Soon!