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!
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![…]
This Week’s Schedule: Wine Dinner Tuesday, 7p: Wine Dinner with Alphonse Mellot at Del Ray Cafe Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Belgium Beer Tasting with Jonathan Wine Friday, 5-7p: Wines for Spring with Rocky Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Staff Pick Tasting Upcoming Producer Events: Tomorrow we have another great wine dinner at Del Ray Cafe, this time with Alphonse Mellot Read more about This Week at the Shop: Fun Producer Events![…]
This Week’s Schedule: Beer Thursday, 5-7p: DuClaw Brewing Company Wine Friday, 5-7p: Parallel 43 – Unique, Terroir-Driven Wines from a Forgotten Land Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Check us our on Facebook and Twitter for more details! Rosé & Rhône: Coming Soon! Okay, the 2015 Rhône vintage has been getting some great press: Jancis Robinson: 2015 north Rhône Read more about This Week at the Shop: Rosé & Rhône[…]
*** A Note About Weather: Just like with previous snow storms, the Crystal City Wine Shop is going to attempt to be open normal hours during the inclement weather. For the most up-to-date information, please check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds. *** This Week’s Schedule: Cider Tuesday, 5-7p: Blue Toad Hard Cider Beer Thursday, Read more about This Week at the Shop: It’s a Busy Week but Snow Threatens[…]
This Week’s Schedule: Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Port City Brewing Company Wine Friday, 5-7p: Sherry Tasting with Jonathan Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for more details! Cherry Blossom Recommendations: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams As nature is wakening from its slumber, what better time to Read more about This Week at the Shop: Cherry Blossoms are Coming![…]
I am going to relay a story from a friend of mine who got his PhD in the life sciences: My PhD advisers always had champagne in the laboratory fridge. When I joined their lab, I said “Why is there always bubbles in the fridge?” They explained that in science, the vast majority of the time Read more about Always Keep Champagne in the Fridge[…]
This Week’s Schedule: Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Union Craft Brewing Wine Friday, 5-7p: Spring Selections with Jenalyn Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: For more details, follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Tasting Notes Archive: Among our many services, we building quite the archive of tasting notes from all of our wine, beer, and cider tastings that have occurred Read more about This Week at the Shop: Our Tasting Notes Archive[…]