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!
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![…]
Here at the Shop we have been gearing up for Thanksgiving for while now and we are ready to help with the family meals, Friends-givings, and other holiday events that you have coming up on the horizon over the next couple of weeks around Thanksgiving. We will be here everyday, except for Thanksgiving day, our Read more about Gearing up for Thanksgiving[…]
I just returned from a weekend in New York and a day at Raw Wine! It was awesome, full of cool wines, great people, and chances to bring some of those things back to Crystal City for you … The wines shown at Raw Wine had to meet the following criteria: Fully organic and/or biodynamic; Read more about Raw Wine was great![…]
Looking to stock up for tonight or a party this weekend! We still have some great suggestions for you: Wines: Gabbianno Dark Knight: A Super Tuscan blend that comes highly recommended by the Reverse Wine Snob. Alma Negra Sparkling Malbec: Don’t fret if you missed it on the recent tasting bar, we’ve got plenty for Read more about Happy Halloween[…]
“There is almost this fetishized idea of having, quote-A good palate, right, as if what makes you a good eater is the ability to detect the three grains of cumin … and sure, yeah a sensitivity like that is good but what I think having a good palate is about is just being able to Read more about Sharpening Your Palate[…]
The fierce wildfires have burned for over a week and have left (as of 16 Oct 17) 41 dead, 213 thousand acres torched, and 5,700 structures burned including wineries, wine-related businesses, and their employees homes. At the peak, 20 fires burned across Northern California and today there are still 15 separate fires burning. The largest Read more about Helping California Recover from Wildfires[…]
The leaves are changing, sweater weather is approaching, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to indulge in your favorite fall treats. Fall foods are earthy and warm, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, and pumpkin. If you want to switch up your fall diet this year, set aside the apple cider and Read more about Pairing Wine with Fall Flavors[…]
More than 400 wineries dot the fertile soils of Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier viticultural regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally Read more about Napa Valley comes to Crystal City[…]
One of the recent changes that some may have noticed around the Shop is the increased emphasis on sustainability. There are tons of certifications that wineries can choose (and not choose) to put on their labels that say something about their attempts at sustainability. Here are some of the certifications that you will see on Read more about Supporting Sustainability in Wine[…]
With fall approaching quickly, we have been busy as a bee with end of summer events and getting ready for the oncoming holidays (it is only 97 days until Christmas). With all the rushing around, we didn’t want you to forget about all of the special things happening around the Shop: It’s SIPtember! We have Read more about Busy, Busy, Busy: A few reminders …[…]