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!
Oregon was not a wine powerhouse for many years. The first recorded plantings were made in 1847 and the Northwest’s first winery, Valley View, was established in 1854 in Jacksonville. While wines from the rest of the country were flourishing, but Oregon was seen by many as too difficult terrain for grapes. After the transcontinental railroad was Read more about This Week at the Shop: Oregon Wine History[…]
We are happy to introduce Two Roads Brewing, who are making their full Northern Virginia introduction this week! We have seen a few of their beers in the marketplace in the past – most notably their collaborations with Evil Twin, Geyser Gose and Pachamama Porter. Now, we are going to be able to carry their Read more about Two Roads Brewing Company Has Arrived in Crystal City![…]
Okay, you should be drinking rosé all year but with 85% of it being sold between March and September, we know that now is full tilt rosé season! Whether you like Provencal Rosé, Italian Rosato, American Rose, or Spanish Rosado, we have plenty of options in the Shop to satisfy your desires: Pigoudet Vine de Provence Premiere Rose: Read more about This Week at the Shop: Rosé Season in Full Swing![…]
It is with great excitement that we introduce you to The Variant, the first ever release in Schlafly’s Ibex Rare series. At only 5,000 bottles produced, this is easily the rarest beer that Schlafly has produced. The Ibex Rare series is Schlafly’s no-holds-barred approach to brewing beer. These beers will be few and far between because they take Read more about Schlafly The Variant[…]
How do you keep up with what is happening in the world around you? Especially in the fast changing beer and wine worlds? I mean, you could rely on our Twitter and Facebook feeds! We do try to keep them very informative … but those may not be the full view of the world that Read more about This Week at the Shop: Reading List[…]
With a weekend worthy of a barbecue under our belt, it is time to serious start to think about about what we are going to drink as summer grilling season gets underway! Here is a quick list of great wines that are all available at the Shop now for $25 or less that go great Read more about This Week at the Shop: Enjoy the Weather![…]
Have you been stuck in a rut all winter long? Do you gravitate to the same wines, beers, and ciders all the time? Well, now that we are heading towards summer, break out of your old habits and try something new! Have you been drinking heavy stouts and porters all winter? Or juicy IPAs? Why Read more about This Week at the Shop: Get Out of Your Winter Rut![…]
We are proud to announce that the Crystal City Wine Shop is now an Untappd Verified Venue! What’s an Untappd Verified Venue and what does that mean for the Shop? Starting last February, Untappd launched the ability for venues to update their menus on Untappd to provide a real-time view in what they are serving. You Read more about This Week at the Shop: Untappd Verified Venue[…]
Now that spring has really sprung and the Capital Weather Gang is predicting a great string of days, don’t forget about all of the great beers that are brewed with flowers … and by flowers, I mean hops! Hops are the flowers of the plant Humulus lupulus and has been used in the brewing of beer Read more about This Week at the Shop: March Showers brought April Flowers![…]
This Week’s Schedule: Tasting Tuesday, 5-7p: Winemaker Tasting: Victor Villar, Castillo de Monjardin Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Bad Wolf Brewing Company Wine Friday, 5-7p: Spring Selections with Matthew & European Cellars Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Staff Pick Tasting Are you ready for Spring? It surely looks like spring has sprung finally. The flowers are out, the cherry blossoms are being Read more about This Week at the Shop: Getting Ready for Spring![…]