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!
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![…]
Our mission is to be a neighborhood resource for all your wine, beer, and cider needs. A major part of that mission is our regular program of tastings that allow you to learn more about our selections, your palate, and the wide world of beer, wine, and cider. As a quick reminder, here is what Read more about Our Weekly Schedule of Tastings[…]
Happy New Year! It’s January, the end of seemingly never-ending festive season and the start of the New Year. January bring promises of new beginnings, hopeful resolutions, and cold weather … so, stop by the Shop and see what we have in stock to get you through the Darkest Day of the Year, Blue Monday; Read more about Happy New Year![…]
One holiday down, another one to go! We are back open normal hours all week to help you stock up on all of your festive fizz needs … American Sparkling, Prosecco, Champagne, or Pet-Nat … we have a bottle of bubbly that will help make your New Year’s Eve special. If you aren’t looking for Read more about Festive Fizz and More for New Years![…]
There is one week left until Christmas! While we have plenty of great wines left, you should be keeping an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for our last minute recommendations! If those aren’t enough for you, check out some of our recent posts and events for other great ideas: Black Friday & Read more about One Week Till Christmas![…]
The Christmas season is a constant flurry of shopping, cooking, party-planning, party-going, eating, drinking, gift-giving, and more! Which is why we went ahead and put together a Christmas Wine Pairing list for you! These are all wines that we would suggest you go ahead and stock up on for the rest of the festive season because Read more about Christmas Wine Pairing Suggestions[…]
Cabernet Franc Day was started by Dracaena Wines to celebrate this great varietal without it being overshadowed by its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon! Yeah, one of your favorite red varietals is the offspring of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and while Cabernet gets the Thursday before Labor Day, the owners of Dracaena thought Read more about Cab Franc Day Selections! #CabFrancDay[…]
It’s that time of the year .. for the obligatory gift guide! We have been stocking up on gifts, gourmet food items, beers, wines, and ciders that will make perfect gifts for everyone on your list this year. Here’s a few of them: Belgium Beer Gift Sets: We’ve got gift sets from St. Bernardus (read Read more about Crystal City Wine Shop Gift Guide[…]
Did you finish everything on Thanksgiving? Need to restock with something special to have with leftovers? We will be here normal hours on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with tastings on both days to help you out! Plus, we have some special beers landing that you may be interested in grabbing, while supplies last: Read more about Black Friday & Small Business Saturday 2017[…]
As we all get prepared for Thanksgiving, the Shop is here to help! We have a great selection of Thanksgiving wines, including some that have been on the Tasting Bar recently. Plus, if craft beer is your option for the holiday, we have a plenty of local options, regional brands, heritage craft beers, and imports Read more about Happy Thanksgiving![…]