Fine Wines

Red and White WineWELCOME to the State Line Liquors Wine Department… Throughout this website you’ll find links to Regional Wines, Wine Styles, Wine Samplers, Featured Wines, and ORGANIC Wines in the menu above (be sure to scroll down the menu!) but it’s HERE you’ll see what’s NEW in our Wine Department!

Don’t forget to take a look at our Coupon Clipper for SPECIAL Values on State Line Liquors Fine Wines.



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. 


Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

Join us as we have 2 (sometimes more) wines paired with cheeses to sample!  


Wine Tasting: J. Bookwalter Wines

Special Guest:  John Bookwalter

Wednesday, August 21   7-9pm $15 Per Person

Come and taste the following wines of one of the oldest wineries in Washington with second generation John Bookwalter. While the family had nine generations prior in California’s San Joaquin Valley of agriculture, Jerry, John’s father, sidestepped into viticulture and founded J. Bookwalter Winery in 1982 in eastern Washington State. This is an area that has become very well regarded for the red grapes of Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley- Cabernets, Merlot, and Syrah.

Here’s the List of Wines:

“Scarlet Hex Flame ” Rose

Chenin Blanc

“1st Edition” White Wine

“Notebook” Red Blend

“Readers” Merlot

“Readers” Cabernet

“Subplot” Red Blend

“Conflict” Red Blend

“Protagonist” Red Blend

Come and Hear the Story…..

Spotlight on Summer White Wine from Kermit Lynch’s Italian Portfolio

Thursday, August 29th 4-7pm Back at the Wine Bar with Scott Biggs, Regional Sales Manager

Details to Follow!

Wine Tasting: Roses, #4

Friday, September 13, 7-9pm $$

Details to Follow!

Wine Tasting: French Selections from the Kermit Lynch Portfolio

Thursday, September 19 7-9pm Seated $$

Special Guest: Lyle Railsback, National Sales Manager

Details to Follow!

Spotlight on Donati Family Wines

Friday, September 20 3-6pm Back at the Wine Bar with Adam Chesia, East Region Sales Manager

Details to Follow!