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Events & Tastings

Welcome 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 Tastings...

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.  



Tentative Selections

  1. Fiano 2014
  2. Ribolla Gialla 2016
  3. Bel 2013
  4. Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  5. Bel 2013
  6. Jack’s Rose
  7. Isa 2011
  8. Ribolla Gialla 2012 (Extended Skin Contact)
  9. 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.

 So many wines are made from unhealthy grapes and are manipulated in the winery. The freshness in glou-glou type wines cannot be obtained with bad grapes and unnecessary intervention. Only healthy grapes with no make-up can produce pure grape juice, which we refer to as glou-glou.”

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.

Beer Tastings...

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
English 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!

Higher Math
Olde School
Siracusa Nera
120 Minute
60 Minute
90 Minute
Lupu Luau
Flesh & Blood
Dragon’s & YumYums
Wood Aged Bitches Brew
Red & White
Sick Cider
Pall Santo
Romantic Chemistry

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.

Strong Ale-Dark
Strong Ale-Blonde
Sour Red/Brown
Belgian Ale 

Tap Social: 

Friday, April 27th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: Sierra Nevada

Thursday, May 3rd, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: 

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!

Tap Social: 

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 


Tap Social: 

Thursday, June 14th, 4-7pm 

Tap Social: 

Friday, June 15th  4-7pm 


Liquor Tastings...

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!