Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

  • Join us as we have 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample

 Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!



Sunset Wine Tasting Cruise:  Chesapeake City Water Tours

Sunday, June 24th  6-7:30pm     $45 Per Person    

Join us for this fun adventure as we cruise through the C & D Canal with Captain DJ aboard the Chase N Dreams!  We will have  at least 6 different wines, including a sparkling, a rose, something big and bold, something soft and fruity, something new and unique, and something sweet!  Try a little of each, or stick with a favorite!  

https://chesapeakecitywatertours.com/june-3rd-2018-evening-wine-tasting-cruise/     https://www.facebook.com/events/168507423974244??ti=ia  


 

Beer Tastings...

 New Beers!  updated 6.16.18

May Brewery of the Month: Union Craft

Growler features all month! 

Bottle & can specials too! 


Big Bottle Wednesdays, American Craft Beer & Imported Beer

Every Wednesday, all day, all single bottles & cans, all sizes are 20% off    


Super What a Beer Wednesday

Wednesday, June 20th , tapping @ 4pm

Symbology
Mindfulness
Mexi Trip
Head Stash


Tap Social: Flying Fish Brewing 

Thursday, June 21st   4:30-6:30pm

BELGIAN ABBEY DUBBEL, FARMHOUSE ALE, HOPFISH IPA
JERSEY JUICE, ONSHORE LAGER, FISH EXIT 4 TRIPEL Barrel Aged


Ladies’ Night Beer Tasting

Dogfish Head – Blue Earl – Big Oyster

7-9pm Thursday, June 21st

$1 for the ladies, $10 for the guys

DFH FESTINA PECHE
DFH DRAGONS & YUM YUMS
DFH LIQUID TRUTH IPA
DFH SEAQUENCH
DFH ALT TAKES #8 – saison w/ cucumbers&cantelope
DFH Lupu Luau
BIG Oyster HAMMERHEAD IPA
BIG OYSTER SOLAR POWER
BIG OYSTER ISABELLE
BIG OYSTER NOIR ET BLEU
BIG OYSTER #STRAIGHTUPHEFE
Blue Earl Walking Blues IPA
Blue Earl Honeysuckle Rose – Belgian Blonde Ale
Blue Earl Blue Train – Double IPA
Blue Earl Top of the World – Imperial Stout
Blue Earl When Doves Cry – Vienna Lager
Blue Earl Love Light White – Belgian-Style Wheat Beer
Blue Earl Raspberry Beret – Raspberry Sour


Tap Social: Tall Tales Brewery

Friday, June 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm

Pyramid Scheme
Liquid Denial – That Blues Milk

Liquid Denial – Wildberry
Liquid Denial – Puckr’d
From Mosaic with Love

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Spirits Samplings

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Rum Tasting and Seminar:  Lyon Rum

Special Guest Presenter:  Ben Lyon, Distiller

Thursday, July 12  7-9pm  Seated Event

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Wine News...

New Items:

April:

Tenuta L’Illuminata Barolo, Tebavio LaMorra 2011, Italy

Tikal Natural Malbec/Syrah 2013, Argentina

Gaucho Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina

Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne

Chapuis et Chapuis Cremant “La Bulle”, Bourgogne

Mont Gravet Rose, FR

Mont Gravet Carignan, FR

Chateau Rocher ‘Lideyre” ’08, FR

Chateau Pigoudet Rose “Classique”, FR

Les Ligeriens Rose D’Anjou, FR

E & F Jourdan Aramon Vielles Vignes, FR

Pas de Escallette Rose, FR

Burgo Viejo Graciano, SP

Burgo Viejo Old Vine Garnacha, SP

Goru Verde Monastrell, Old Vines, SP

Ferrari Carano Dry Rose of Sangiovese, CA

Franz Mittlebach Rose of Zweigelt, Austria

Dme Pelaquie Tavel, FR

Dme de Fontsainte Gris de Gris, FR

Tangent Rose, 375ml cans, CA

Tangent Sauvignon Blanc, cans and bottles

Dme Vetriccie Rose, Corsica

Dme de Listinconu Rose, Corsica

Dio Fili Rose of Xinomavro, Greece

Desclans “Whispering Angel” Rose, FR

Dme de Paris Rose, FR

Chateau de Cavalon Rose, FR

Vina Palaciega Rose of Malbec, Argentina

Monte Volpe Rose of Sangiovese, CA

Lobetia Rose, Spain

Dme de Herbauges “Elean Or” Rose, FR

Dom Diogo Rose, Portugal

Plouzeau Chinin Rose, FR

Anne de Joyeuse “Camas” rose of Pinot Noir, FR

Arnas de Guerra Rosada Mencia, Spain

Sheldrake Point Rose of Cabernet Franc, NY

Pedroncelli Dry Rose of Zinfandel, CA

Palissade Sauvignon Blanc, FR

Montes “Twins” Red Blend 2014, Chile

Callia Bella Syrah/Malbec, Argentina

Old Westminster Winery- Maryland- “Vine & Vigor”, “Carbonic”, “Bloom” Cans and Petillant Naturel Albarino 2017

la vie est belle Brut, FR

Kalin Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2001, CA

Biokult Zweigelt/Pinot Noir, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

End of March:

Maldonado Wines of Napa- Pinot Grigio, Proprietary Red 2013, and Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

St Gregory Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

Poco a Poco Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Lake County

R Stuart “Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette

Maison Areion Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Cruz

Sidebar Red Field Blend 2015,  Russian River Valley

Chateau Bu-De/Bohemia Manor Farm – Several Selections

Louis Pommery of CA, Brut Sparkling

Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurtztraminer

Zocker Gruner Veltliner 2015, Edna Valley

Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Jane’s Vineyard, Russian River 2016

Ryan Patrick “Red Head Red”, Columbia Valley 2016

Dme de la Charmoise, Henry Marionet Touraine Gamay 2013

Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne NV

Querceto Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Tenuta Sassaregale Sangiovese, Tuscany

Stefano Massone Gavi, 2016

Russo & Longo Virgani 2015, Calabria

Antonelli Montefalco Grechetto 2016 and Sagrantino 2011, Umbria

Fattoria Col Santo Montefalco Sangrantino 2013

Les Fiefs de Lagrange Saint-Julien 2012

Ogier “Reine Jeanne 2014, Chateauneuf du Pape

Ogier “Boiseraie” 2015, Vacqueyras

Borie La Vitrele “Les Terres Blanches” 2013

Le Demi Boeuf Chardonnay 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Liquor News...

New Arrivals/Features/Specials/Events

 

The Best Spirits And Cocktails For 2018

Here’s an article recently published in Forbes by Adam Morganstern where he talks with people in the beverage industry, asking them to name their picks for what to drink in 2018.  What will your new favorite turn out to be???  

 

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!

 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.

 

 

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:

April:

Stara Sokolova Plum Brandy

Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Barenjager Honey & Bourbon

Cadenhead’s Small Batch Single Malt Scotch

Kilkerran 12yr Single Malt Scotch- Glengyle Distillery

Hazelburn 13 yr Single Malt Scotch- Oloroso Barrels

Longrow Peated Single Malt Scotch

Sloop Betty Honey Flavored Vodka

Jacoulet Marc de Bourgogne

Calvados Fine Reserve, Famille DuPont

Calvados Vielle Reserve, Famille DuPont

Control Pisco Premium

Katsaros Family Tsipouro- Grape Marc Brandy

Verino Distillery Tsipouro Ipsecaminos, Grape Marc Brandy- Moschofilero

Ole Smoky mango Habanero Tennessee Whiskey

Rapa Giovanni Ratafia di Andorno Black Cherry Liqueur

Stumbras Green Nines Herbal Liqueur

Stumbras Vodkas–Wheat—Rye—Potato

Leopold Bros. Aperitivo

Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro

Gancia Americano Aperitivo

St. George Bruto Americano

Peychauds Aperitivo

Montenaro “After 6PM” Aperitivo

St. Raphael Rouge Aperitivo

Luxardo Amaro Abano Liqueur

Umberto Briganti Amaro-Camatti Liqueur

Indicente Viejo Mezcal

La Pitaya Tequila Blanco

Rancho Tepua Bacanora Blanco

La Venenosa Racilla Sierra Occidental de Jalisco 

 

 

Early to Mid March:

Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Brandy Cask

Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Sherry Cask

Tipperary Watershed Irish Whisky

Exclusive Malts Highland Park 14 Yr Single Cask

Exclusive Malts Islay 9 Yr Single Cask

Eleven Jones Blended American Whiskey

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye

Lusty Claw Bourbon

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon

Maker’s Mark Mint Julep

Blackadder Drop of the Irish Single Malt Whisky

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s Single Malt Irish Whisky

English Whisky Company- English Peated Single Malt

An array of Amrut Single Malts from India

Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask Single Malt Whisky, Tasmania

Bancroft Amaretto

Amaro-Camatti Liquerur

Fernet Leopold Highland Amaro

Glenmorangie Spios

Foursquare Rum- Zinfandel Cask Finish

Capt Morgan Watermelon Smash