Wine Tastings...

New Wine Samplers Available!  

Hidden Treasures-  An American Wine Tasting Sampler

Hidden amongst our many wines, this selection represents some of the special, notable domestic wines that have been added in recent months.  This sampler helps to shine the spotlight!      

The Transoceanic Thanksgiving Sampler

To pick a single wine as the perfect Thanksgiving pairing is a fool’s errand. Aside from avant garde turkey preparations and a deluge of gravy, there are simply too many dishes at one time to declare one wine an ever-winning pairing partner. So instead we will abide by some loose guidelines. Reds should have freshness, fruit, and levity to not further weigh down the meal. Whites should have enough body and flavor to stand up to the gustatory cornucopia presented. From there, happy drinking.

I’ll Have a Pinot Please!

A Tasting Sampler of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir.


 Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Walkabout Tastings!

Once again we have a great line up of beer, wine and spirits samples!  We’ll set up multiple tasting stations in the store- sip while you shop!

Wednesday 11/25,  12-6 pm    State Line’s Crown Royal Single Barrel Bottling, Hartford Court, and more…



Alsatian Wine Sale

All Wines from Alsace – 20% off

Now – Sunday, November 29th

Beer Tastings...


What a Beer Wednesday Growlers

Tapping special kegs every Wednesday, starting @ 4pm

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Beer Sampling: Chimay Brewery (all 4 types on drafts)

Friday, November 27th 4-6pm, $5

Chimay Red, Chimay Doree, Chimay Grand Reserve, Chimay Cinq Cents

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Christmas Beers #1, Tim Ward Foundation

Saturday, November 28th,  7-9pm

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Brewery of the Month Kickoff Tasting featuring Yards Brewing of Philadelphia

Wednesday, December 2nd, 4-7pm

The State Line Gang brewed a beer on October 14th and we’ll have the official debut along with some other great beers from Yards!

Come join us & some of the Yards brewers and toast a few !


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Tap Social: Sierra Nevada Brewery

Thursday, December 3rd, 4-6pm, 1 penny

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Beer Tasting: Christmas Beers #2, Annual Toys for Tots Benefit

Bring a new, unwrapped toy (be generous!) and Tonight’s tasting fee is waived!

Thursday, December 3rd,  7-9pm

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Beer Sampling: Duclaw Brewery

Friday, December 4th, 4-6pm, 1 penny

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Friday’s Free Samples!  

3-6 pm unless otherwise noted!


 Craft Cocktail Workshop

Wednesday December 2nd, 7-8:30 per person.    TO BE RESCHEDULED!!

Presented by Patty B.- Professional Bartender

Seating will be limited- details to follow soon!


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Susan’s Thanksgiving Picks

Champagne J. Lassalle Blanc de Blanc 2005 – $74.99
I’ve had recent opportunity to taste this lovely wine with Angeline Templier, one of the 3 generations of women who founded and currently run this traditional Champagne House in the heart of Montagne de Reims. As soon as I tasted it, and I saw the glint in Angeline’s eye, I knew this was the one. Yeasty, elegant, depth.

Max F.Richter Mulheimer Sonnenlay Zeppelin Riesling 2014 – $14.99
From a family-owned estate, 300 plus years, in the Mosel region in Germany, this dry- leaning Riesling has mouth filling rose petal, citrus and rich apple, with a zesty slate mineral character. This wine was served on the Zeppelin airship in the 1920’s and 1930’s. A great value!

Colombera and Garella Costa Delle Seisa 2013 – $22.99
Fairly new to the store, and it quickly became one of my favorites. From Alto Piemonte, a blend of Nebbiolo, Croatina, and Vespolina grown in the high acid sands that are left behind by an ancient volcano. Fresh and lively fruit, mineral character, elegance!


Joe’s Thanksgiving Picks

Chateau de l’Oiseliniere 2012 Muscadet Cuvee Les Illustres 2012 – $19.99
There’s light and fresh summer Muscadet, and then there’s l’Oiseliniere’s Cuvee Les Illustres. Because the grapes are sourced from south facing vineyards with vines older than seventy years, this wine has a weight atypical to Muscadet and is basically the region’s answer to white Burgundy. A must-try for fans of French whites and tasty wines alike.

Thibault Liger-Belair 2013 Bourgogne “les Deux Terres” 2013 – $24.99
Thibault Liger-Belair was already an accomplished producer of Burgundy in the Cote de Nuits and could have remained just that, but the appeal of making wine from the Gamay grape on the granite soils of Beaujolais became a new goal for him. Les Deux Terres is a combination of those efforts: Pinot Noir from the Cote de Nuits blended with Gamay from Moulin-a-Vent in Beaujolais to make this wine that combines the best of both worlds. Precision stoniness and bright, high-toned fruit make for a real easy drinking combo on one’s Thanksgiving table.


Beer News...

The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 2 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 4pm to 6pm.  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

Well we have hit the trifecta!!!  These three barrels of whiskey are here; Glendalough Irish Triple Barrel, Crown Royal, Four Rose’s and Russell’s Reserve. 

Glendalough Triple Barrel Irish Whiskey $39.99 750ml
We were able to buy a special barrel of new whiskey that our favorite Irish Craft distillery made available to us. Those who were at our tasting with Donal O’Gallachoir know the quality of the Double Barrel which is similar to this whiskey. The boys from Glendalough aged this whiskey for 42 months in American Bourbon barrels, 6 months in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and then 6 more months in Madeira casks to create a complex flavor profile. Every Irish whiskey fan should try this as it offers incredible value in the Irish whiskey category.

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!!

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel  $49.99  750ml  This is a classic example of what Jim Russell wants in a whiskey bearing his name. The barrels have the deep alligator char Jim prefers  and they produce rich flavor and deep color.  The mashbill of 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley adds a sweetness to the flavor that marries well with the char. It is bottled without chill filtering and  at 110 proof to maintain the intensity of flavour. Notes of toffee and vanilla mingle with burnt orange that carry to a big, round, soft finish.

Spirit of the Month

Hendricks Gin $32.99 750ml Club Card Members
Hendrick’s wondrous botanical signature consists of flowers, roots, fruits, and seeds from the world over. They function to complement and set the stage for our delicious duet of infusions: rose petal and cucumber.