Wine Tastings...

 Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

Join us as we have 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to samples

 Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!

Wine Tasting :  Rose, Part I

Friday, April 28, 7-9pm       $15 per person

Join us for the first in a series of rose tastings!  Nine wines, samples of our cheese, and tidbits of Durham’s Smoked Meats!

No Reservations Necessary!  Check Here for Details.

Wine Tasting:  Immersion in Rhone Grape Varieties

Saturday, May 6th  3-5pm   $30 Per Person

This tasting will focus on grape varieties from the Rhone region of France, from special vineyards around the world- Australia, California, Spain and of course, Rhone France.  Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussane …A walk-around tasting, with representatives from the distributors and importers.  More than 40 wines-  And we will have some heavy appetizers to fortify!

Our intent is that you can come and learn about a region’s grape varieties, spend time with your friends/partners, have some great food, as you stroll through the offerings.

 Food to be Catered by The Blue Crab Grill!    Yes, they do much more than seafood!  

Smoked French Country Sausage, Beef Short Rib Sliders, Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini, Korean BBQ Pork Belly Skewers with Kim Chee and more!!

Tickets now available- space will be limited to 75 people!      Call 1.800.446.9463



Beer Tastings...


Belgian Ale Sale

Friday, April 21st thru Sunday, April 30th

All Singles 20% off

packs & Pack Cases 10% off

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: Terrapin Brewery Single Origin Coffee Brown Ales

Saturday, April 22th and Sunday, April 23th all day

Athens, Georgia based Terrapin Beer Company  has rebooted their Single Origin Coffee Series, a collaboration with coffee roaster Jittery Joes.

Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Brown Ale Series includes 4 Brown Ales made with 4 different coffees.

  • Costa Rica Tarrazu – Milk Chocolate, Cherries
  • Ecuador Zamora-Chinchipe – Sweet, Citrus
  • Indonesia Bali-Kintamni – Dark Fruit, Black Pepper
  • Kenya Ndaroini – Marzipan, Slightly tart  

What a Beer Wednesday

Wednesday, April 26th Starts at 4pm

Founders KBS!!!!!!!!! 32oz growlers only, limit 1 per customer, supply is limited!

Tap Social: Avery Brewing

Thursday, April 27th 4-7pm

Lilikoi Kepolo
Perzick Saison
Anniversary XXIII
El Gose
Vanilla Bean Stout

Tap Social: Dogfish Head Brewery

Friday, April 28th, 4-6pm 

Beer to Drink
Flesh & Blood
Alternate 4 (Apricot Sour)
Romantic Chemistry

Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: Sam Adams Longshots 

Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, all day

Barnstorm Saison
Coffeehead Imperial Stout
Wild Child

Tap Social: Cinco de Mayo with Flying Dog Brewery

Friday, May 5th  4-7pm 


Tap Takeover: Heavy Seas Brewing with Hugh Sisson & Jameson Caskmates

Thursday, May 11th 7-9pm 

Inspired by the creation and end result of Jameson Caskmates, a one-of-a-kind whiskey born out of conversation and

collaboration with local Irish craft brewery, Franciscan Well, Jameson took a similar approach and

worked with the local USA breweries by giving them Jameson barrels to age their craft beer for a select period of time.

The end result? Limited edition beers featuring hints of Jameson Irish Whiskey incorporated

with their already distinct craft beer flavors.  Lineup for tasting to follow soon.



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Save the Date:

Scotch Tasting with Jared Card, Impex Beverage

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017   7-9pm

Seated Event-    Prepaid Tickets. 

We’ll post the details soon!


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Wine News...



Items of Note:

This article by Megan Krigbaum, in Punch, leads us down her path of attempts to discover what basic expenses are figured into the price of a single bottle of wine.  She was inspired by that $3.50 bargain wine her mom was so excited to bring home.  It just doesn’t quite add up!  

How Do You Make a Wine That Costs $3.50?


Here’s a quick article by Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee, where he talks about two of our favorite California winemakers, Anne and Michael Dashe.

Dunne on Wine: Dashe Cellars


Read this article by Simon Woolf, Decanter, regarding sulfites in wines.  See some of the pros and cons- flavors, safety, allergies.  A little known fact- the vast majority of wines have very little sulfites!

Sulfites in Wine: Friend or Foe




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!

Liquor News...

New Arrivals/Features/Specials/Events


State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

Rhum Clement Cask Collection Vieux    $36.99  750ml

This rum hails from the French Caribbean island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The French government oversees the production of Rhum Agricole which is produced from sugar cane juice that is pressed within three days of harvest in the dry season, This produces a dryer style rum with complex grassy and herbal flavors. This is a barrel we selected last winter that was bottled in July and it has just arrived!

Why You Should Be Drinking Rhum Agricole


Single Barrel Four Roses

OBSV 2016 Bottling

9 Year & 5 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon


This is our third of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 126 bottles for us and 141 for the Angels. The OBSV mash-bill consists of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. The yeast strain used creates a bourbon with light fruitiness, caramel, vanilla and a creamy texture. The high Rye content adds spice and intensity to the flavor. This has been bottled undiluted at 57.4% alcohol. Along with the OESK a virtual tie for our favorite barrel or the year!


Single Barrel Four Roses

OESK Recipe –2016 Bottling

9 Year & 7 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

$69.99 / Bottle

This is our second of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 150 bottles for us, and 117 for the Angels.

The OESK mashbill creates a Bourbon with a full bodied and lightly spicy flavor profile. The mashbill consists of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley and OESK was a high portion of the whiskey used for the heralded 2015 Limited Edition.

This has been bottled undiluted at 57.7% alcohol. One of our favorite barrels this year!


Crown Royal Single Barrel  $54.99  750ml  This is a Coffey Rye Whiskey from a Coffey still that is among the finest components of Crown Royal and bottled at 103 proof to maintain its richness and body. This is the finest expression of Crown Royal we have ever had in the store!!


Two Barrels From FEW Distillery!

FEW Distillery is based in Evanston, IL, a suburb of Chicago that was once an international headquarters for the temperance movement headed by Francis Elizabeth Willard (FEW).
FEW Spirits is a craft distillery making whiskies and gins from locally grown grains and other ingredients sourced as close to home as possible, including Cascade hops grown in master distiller and owner Paul Hletko’s own backyard.
FEW Rye Whiskey was named Whisky Advocates Craft Whiskey of the Year in 2013 and its Bourbon Whiskey and Barrel Gin were both awarded gold medals by Beverage Testing Institute.

Bourbon Whiskey 60.05 %ABV Batch 15-56   $66.99

Spicy, nutty nose, soft caramel and toffee.  Bright butterscotch, toasty cinnamon, faint bittersweet chocolate, and a lingering, sweetish finish.

Rye Whiskey 60%ABV Batch 15-56   $79.99

Distinctive spicy rye presence on the nose, citrus peel, piney oak, which carry through with significant depth mid palate.  Lingering spicy sweet finish.


New Arrivals:

Check out the new Soju & Shochu selections!

Melvale Straight Maryland Style Rye  $29.99

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s 10 year old Irish Malt  $64.99

Amrut & Paul John Indian Malt Whiskys are in stock!

Lagavulin 8 year old Limited Edition  $69.99

Aalborg Taffel Aquavit  $21.99

Linie Aquavit  $29.99

Panama-Pacific 9 year old Rum  $34.99

Panama-Pacific 23 year old Rum  $64.99

Lemon Hart Overproof Rum  $30.99