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!   


Fundraiser:  Iron Hill Museum

Thursday April 19, 7-9pm

5 Beers and 5 Wines!  Join the Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Museum in a social occasion for a great cause!  

Advance Tickets : $20, At the Door:  $25

To Purchase Tickets Contact Ellie.Woodruff@gmail.com


Wine Tasting:  Rose Wines, Part One

Friday, April 20  7-9pm

No Reservations Necessary!  $15 Per Person      Samples of 10 Wines Plus Small Bites from Durham’s Smoked Meats!

Tentative Lineup:

  • 1.  Alexander Valley Rose of Sangiovese 
    2.  Cline Mourvedre Rose 
    3.  Tangent Rose- in a Can!
    4.  Baileyanna Pinot Noir Rose
  • 5.  Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir Rose
    6.  Bellevue Touraine Rose 
    7.  Phillipe Viallet Savoie Rose 
    8.  Paul D Zweigelt Rose 
    9.  Domaine des Herbauges Eleon d’Or 
  • 10.  Pas de l’Escalette Ze Rose
Beer Tastings...

 New Beers!  updated 4.6.18


 Brewery of the Month: Bells Brewery

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   


The Beers of Belgium Sale

 Now thru Sunday, April 22nd

 20% off all Single bottles, all sizes

 10% off all packs & pack cases

*Sale item not included


What a Beer Wednesday

Wednesday, April 18th, tapping @ 4pm

Captain Lawrence Tears of Green
Manor Hill Convergent Worlds


Tap Social: Beer 101-2 Lagers

Thursday, April 19th  4-6pm

Our second in a series of tastings focussing 

on the many different styles of beer.

 

 

Vienna – Brooklyn Lager
Helles – Victory Helles Lager
Czech Pils – Sierra Nevada Summerfest
German Pils – Veltins Pils
Schwarzbier – Ithaca Midnight Sun


 

                             

                                                           

 

 

 

 

Tap Social: Bells Brewery

Friday, April 20th  4-6pm

Expedition Stout
Third Coast Ale
The Wild One
Consecrator
Mango Habanero Oberon
Baltic Porter
Kalamazoo
Oberon


Special Tapping: It’s 4.20!!!!!!!

Friday, April 20th,  all day

Stone Enjoy By 4.20
Lagunitas Waldo
Sweet Water 420
New Belgium Hemperor 


 

Special Tap Event: Belgium Ales vs North American Belgian Styles Ales

The Annual Lou Thomas Memorial

Saturday, April 21st   7-9pm  $13  – No reservations needed

We’ll be matching up selections head to head of each style

from North America and Belgium, and toasting our friend Lou!

 

Blonde:  Unibroue Blonde de Lenfer vs Val-Dieu Blonde

Wit: Allagash White vs St. Bernardus Wit

Saison: Ommegang Hennepin vs Saison Dupont

Dubbel: Brewers Art Resurrection vs Chimay Red

Tripel: Unibroue La Fin du Monde vs Chimay Cinq Cents

Quad: Unibroue Trois Pistoles or Terrible vs St. Bernardus Abt 12

Strong Ale-Dark: The Bruery The Order vs Dochter Embrasse

Sour Red/Brown: New Belgium La Folie vs Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne

Barrel Aged: Allagash Curieux vs Gulden Draak Brewmaster                                                   

 

 

 

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Spirits and Cocktail Tasting:  Baltimore Whiskey Company

Special Guest:  Edan Perrigo, Sales and Bartending

Friday, April 27, 7-9pm    Seated Event      $10 Per Person     Call 1-800-446-9463

Join us for a spirit tasting, plus learn how to make interesting and unique cocktails from this innovative group!

Check here for the Details.!


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!

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Wine News...

New Items:

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

 

Early to Mid March: (A Partial List)

Roses are Arriving! :

Pigoudet 

Ameztoi Txakolina 

Chateau Miraval 

Vina Palaciega

JP Azeita Syrah

Tussock Jumper

Domaine Bellevue Touraine

Lobetia

Jean-Luc Colombo 

Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc

Charles & Charles Syrah Blend

Cline Rose of Mourvedre

Rodney Strong PN

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Stoller Family Estate

Monte Volpe

Saint Gregory

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Tangent Cans

Plus a Selection Of Kosher Wines for the Holidays.

 

 

 

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:

 

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

 

End of February 2018  (A Partial List)

Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto Liqueur

Lustau White Vermut

JW Kelly Bourbon

Town Branch Bourbon

Shenk’s Sour Mash Whiskey

Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee Whiskey

Spey Single Malt Scotches : “Tenne”, “Fumare” and “Trutina”

Temple Bar Irish Whiskys: Blended Whisky, and 10Yr Single Malt

Dogfish Head : Roasted Peanut Vodka, Barrel Honey Flavored Rum and more of the Sonic Archeology

Suntory Whiskey “Toki”

Nikka: Coffey Vodka, Single Malts “Yoichi” and “Miyagikyo”

Scapa Skiren Single Malt

Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Blair Athol 20Yr