Events & TastingsWelcome to "Tastings & Events"! You'll find our current schedule of Wine, Beer, Liquor Tastings & other events ALL IN ONE SPOT! As details become available we will provide "More Info" links.
* Tasting & Event Hours *
Most tastings are scheduled with a beginning & ending time and usually last two hours. We hope this length of time is sufficient so that everyone can enjoy the complete tasting lineup. Cheers!
Tasting lists are subject to change; most of the time for the much better!
Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm
Join us as we have 2 (sometimes more) wines paired with cheeses to sample!
Wine Tasting: Jim Cowan, Cowan Cellars
Saturday, March 24, 7-9pm $15 Per Person- Pre-Paid Tickets Only
Jim is returning for his third adventure at State Line! He has built up a following in our store among those who appreciate exceptionally food friendly wines. Jim makes wines from grapes that are sourced through growers who have a long standing personal relationship with Jim. The lots of each wine are very small, with a total production of less than 3500 cases.
- Fiano 2014
- Ribolla Gialla 2016
- Bel 2013
- Sauvignon Blanc 2014
- Bel 2013
- Jack’s Rose
- Isa 2011
- Ribolla Gialla 2012 (Extended Skin Contact)
- Syrah 2015
Wine 201: Intro to Sherry
Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm
8 – 12 Person Limit
$25 Per Person – Reservations Required (800) 446-9463
Sherry is a wildly underrated beverage with a history beyond the Cream stuff that grandma drinks. Through 9 wines you’ll taste styles that span the range from dry, bright, and lively to deep and savory to luxuriously sweet. Learn about the flavors and wines unique to the region of Jerez and why Sherry is seeing a resurgence in some of America’s finest restaurants.
This is certainly a small group tasting for a curious mind and an adventurous palate.
Wine Tasting: Glou-Glou Wines, Importer of Highly Drinkable Wines
Special Guest Jeffrey Snow, Founder
Friday April 13, 7-9pm Seated Event
Save the Date! Details to Be Posted Soon!
Jeff, on his website, says it best:
“Glou-Glou (pronounced glue-glue) is a french term which implies that a wine could be chugged. It does not promote excess drinking, rather it tends to happen naturally based on a certain taste profile. We already know of this concept with our favorite beers that we throw back, but wines can and do fit the same level of hyper drinkability. Glou-Glou is used exclusively in the natural wine world and focuses on freshness, purity and liveliness. This does not mean that wines have to be light bodied. I drink plenty of natural wines with body and weight; however, the common denominator is freshness. The contrary to fresh is heavy and wines of this character are flabby, thick, oaky, super concentrated and hard to drink. We assume that most wines are pure grape juice and healthy, but this is a fallacy that needs to be exposed.
Wine 101: Elements of Wine
Wednesday, April 18 7-9pm
8 – 12 Person Limit
$25 Per Person – Reservations Required (800) 446-946
In this small group tasting we’ll be laying the foundation for better wine understanding as we taste through eight wines blind in flights of two. Each flight is designed to help us better identify the role of acid, tannin, and oak in red and white wine. Through blind tasting and discussion, this course is designed to be accessible to the complete novice while still offering something meaningful to more seasoned wine drinkers.
Our Beer Tastings & other good stuff:
Tap Socials: Usually on Thursday and Friday, 4-6pm (sometimes 7pm) but check schedule to confirm as times may change. For $5, unlimited sampling of a featured brewery.
You get a brewery glass, unlimited sampling, sometimes there’s brewery swag & discussion w/ the rep, brewer.
Beer Samplings: These tastings are sometimes on Fridays and always on Saturdays, usually all day and may be draft and/ or bottles.
We charge 1 penny (because we aren’t allowed to give away alcoholic beverages) and the samples are limited to a decent tasting.
Sometimes there’s a rep & sometimes they bring free swag.
Tap Takeovers: Usually take place on Thursday and/or Saturday nights, 7-9pm or so. We’ll tap anywhere from 15 to 35 + beers!
The draft selection may be all one brewery, several from a region or we may do a themed selection (like Christmas Beers).
Sometimes there’s food (pizza, brats, etc), snacks (pretzels, chips, cheese, etc), brewery swag, brewers, reps, drawings, silent auction tables………
We charge a little bit more these tastings, maybe $10 to $20 but it’s a great deal and lots of fun!
Sit-Down Beer Tastings: Limited, reservation required tasting
Tap Social: Founders Brewing
Thursday, March 22nd, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Beer 101- India Pale Ales
The first in a series of monthly educational tastings to show the difference between the different styles within the beer type!
Friday, March 23rd, 4-6pm
West Coast IPA
East Coast IPA
New England style IPA
Tap Social: Flying Dog Alpha Series #2 Release
Tuesday, March 27th, 4-6pm
About as FRESH as you can get, we’ll be tapping the 2nd in this Pilot IPA Series, Alpha Initiative #02!
We’ll also be drinking some other great Flying Dog beers.
Hope you can join Paige and the SLL crew!
Tap Takeover: Bells Brewery
Thursday, March 29th, 7-9pm
The Beers of Belgium Sale
Thursday, March 29th thru Sunday, April 22nd
20% off all Single bottles, all sizes
10% off all packs & pack cases
Tap Social: Belgian Ales
Friday, March 30th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Port City Brewing
Thursday, April 5th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Fegley’s Brew Works
Friday, April 6th, 4-7pm
National Beer Day
Saturday, April 7th
Tap Social: Yards Brewing
Thursday, April 12th, 4-6pm
Record Store Day Celebration with Dogfish Head Brewery
Thursday, April 12th, 7-9pm $5
Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day!
A celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities, we’re getting in on the fun with our friends at State Line Liquors!
We’ll be chancing off a Dogfish Head Record Player, lots of brewery swag, song & dance with Joey G and more!
Flesh & Blood
Dragon’s & YumYums
Wood Aged Bitches Brew
Red & White
Tap Social: Austin East Cidery
Friday, April 13th, 4-6pm
Tap Takeover: New York, New York!
Breweries of the Empire State: 35 Taps!
Ommegang, Southern Tier, Capt Lawrence, Ithaca & Brooklyn
Saturday, April 14th, 7-9:30pm
Tap Social: Beer 101, Session #2- Lagers
The second in a series of educational tastings to show the difference between the different styles within the style!
Thursday, April 19th, 4-6pm
Tap Social: Bells Brewery
Friday, April 20th, 4-6pm
Belgian Ale Tasting: The Lou Thomas Memorial Tasting, Belgium vs North America
Saturday, April 21st, 7-9pm
Each category will be represeted by an American & a Belgian entry.
Friday, April 27th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Sierra Nevada
Thursday, May 3rd, 4-7pm
Friday, May 4th, 4-7pm
Tasting: Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Beers & Margaritas
Saturday, May 5th
Tap Social: RAR Brewing
Thursday, May 10th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Reckless Brewing
Friday, May 11th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Twin Lakes Brewing
Thursday, May 17th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Founders Brewery
Friday, May 18th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Beer 101, Session #3 –
Thursday, May 24th, 4-7pm
The third in a series of educational tastings to show the difference between the different styles within the style!
Friday, May 25th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Evolution Brewery
Thursday, May 31st, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Flying Fish Brewing
Friday, June 1st 4-7pm
Tap Takeover: Union Craft Brewing
Thursday, June 7th, 7-9:30pm
Tap Social: Starr Hill
Friday, June 8th, 4-7pm
Thursday, June 14th, 4-7pm
Friday, June 15th 4-7pm
Sampling: Belle Isle Moonshines
Friday, March 23 3-6pm
Scotch Tasting: Spring Bank/Caden Head
with Dan Searing, Spirits Expert, The Country Vintner
Wednesday, April 11 7-9pm
Details to Follow!
Spirits and Cocktail Tasting: Baltimore Whiskey Company
Special Guest: Edan Perrigo, Sales and Bartending
Friday, April 27, 7-9pm Seated Event
Join us for a spirit tasting, plus learn how to make interesting and unique cocktails from this innovative group!
Save the Date!!
Gin Tasting: Walk Around Format
Friday May 11 7-9pm
Gin is vodka with Juniper, plus other botanicals. No two recipes are alike! Sample over 20 gins, including Genever, London Dry, Barrel-Aged, Old Tom styles. Click here to see what Difford’s Guide has to say about Gin.
Details to follow!
Rum Tasting: Walk Around Format
Friday, July 20 7-9pm
Rum is made from sugar cane, and spans the gamut from clear, almost vodka like to rich and full of character. The lighter styles are typically used for mixed drinks, while the aged varieties are quite special to sip neat. We’ll take a tour of the islands and also have some from the states. Click here to see what Difford’s Guide has to say about rums.
Save the Date!