On the second Tuesday of the month from 5-7p, we feature a wide range of local and international ciders! Stop by and expand your knowledge on what’s available in our ever-change Cider section.
Every Thursday from 5-7p, the Shop features local, regional, or national craft brewers behind our tasting bar. Stop by to try their core brands, seasonal releases, and special brews!
Every Friday from 5-7p, the Shop welcomes representatives from our distributors, wineries, and importers to educate our customers about their wines. Drop in to explore the world of wine and maybe find a new favorite!
Every Saturday from 2-6p is our Staff Pick tasting, where we feature a couple of products from the Shop’s shelves that we really enjoy! It is normally a couple wines, but it could include beer, cider, or even mead …
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About the Crystal City Wine Shop
We promise to always: 1) Be approachable, friendly and easy to talk to; 2) Be wine smart, but not snooty; 3) Only sell wines and beers that we ourselves would drink; 4) Offer extraordinary value in every price range!
And, at the very least, you will never come into the shop without feeling a bit wine wiser!
With an extensive selection of wines, ciders, and beers from around the world, our selection changes daily! Want something specific? If it’s available in Virginia and we can get it, we’ll order it for you!
We have hundreds of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, sustainable production, and unique expressions.
We feature local, regional, national, and import beer with a focus on the unique, interesting, and hard-to-find.
We focus on local Virginia and Maryland ciders, with a selection of our favorite Normandy, Basque, and American ciders available.
Kingsbury Chocolates, Volpi Salami, Snacklins, Mexican Coca-Cola, Boylan's Soda, Route 11 Chips, Chevrai Goat Cheese ... Stop by to check out our regularly rotating selection!
For those who are too young, taking a break, or maybe just aren’t currently imbibing, we do carry a selection of beverages including gourmet sodas and regional beverages. Plus, just like with any beer or wine, if you don’t see a favorite, ask us about it and we will see if we can track it Read more about Gourmet Sodas & Other Interesting Drinks![…]
Francis Ford Coppola’s Sofia Sparkling Wine came out in it’s little pink can over a decade ago as one of the first canned wines, and it was lauded for it novelty! Today, canned wines are enthusiastically embraced by wine drinkers everywhere for their portability, sustainability, and innovation in delivering their favorite beverage in new locations. Between Read more about Canned Wines![…]
If you are interested in learning more about wine, it can become quite the academic pursuit and while there are plenty of easy to find wine resources out there, there are plenty of great free wine resources that are not as obvious or have very specific uses. These are references that we find very useful Read more about Great (Free) Wine Resources![…]
Here’s a list of tips for those just getting starting in wine or for those that are just getting serious about wine. These are some of the best advice that we give in the Shop and in regular life about how to enjoy and learn more about wine! Tip #1: Wine is a learning experience! Read more about Wine Tips for Everyone[…]
We demand convenience in all facets of life — shopping for clothes, groceries, furniture.Why should shopping for alcohol be any different? Drizly began in 2012 when two friends, co-founders Nick Rellas and Justin Robinson, were curious why they couldn’t get beer delivered when nearly everything else had become so readily available through technology. We have partnered with Drizly to bring Read more about We are delivering to your door with Drizly![…]
It is getting very close to Valentine’s Day! And, we are working to had to make it a happy Valentine’s Day for everyone … whether you are looking for craft beer, wine, cider, or chocolate, here are a few suggestions for you: If you are looking for a great bottle of sparkling to celebrate with, Read more about Happy Valentine’s Day!!![…]
A couple of weeks ago, we posted about the changes that were coming to the Shop. They have been completed and there is a new layout to our wine section! So, if you are a wine drinker that loves Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignons, we have corner for you! Or, if you have a love of Read more about Our new layout and how it works[…]
We have a number of cool and interesting upcoming events on our calendar that go beyond our regular schedule of tastings! Over the next couple of weeks, we are hosting events in the Shop and in partnership with several of our neighbors that will be tons of fun. Stop in and visit us during one of Read more about Upcoming Events![…]
This is a time to hunker down and enjoy a nice glass of wine, especially with the swirling whirlwind of politics just outside our door! So, we are rounding up a great number of wines that are in that sweet spot where price intersects with quality and distinctiveness to yield great value. You can certainly Read more about Great Winter Wine Values![…]
Most wine shops are set up in a similar fashion and the Crystal City Wine Shop has been setup like this since it has been opened, with the wines separated by region/country and by grape variety. We also have certain styles (bubbles, dessert, and fortified) in their own section for ease of browsing, but as Read more about Change is coming to our Wine Section![…]