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!
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 …[…]
While fall doesn’t technically start until September 22, the weather has definitely made us start to think autumn thoughts! Whether it is pumpkin beers or hearty reds, as the weather turns, what we drink moves toward the more robust end of the spectrum. Here are a few suggestions that you may want to pick up Read more about Fall Wine Suggestions[…]
Labor Day may be the last time that many of us have to light up the grill before we have to man it in heavy coats! So, here is a list of great wine pairings to get your through the last great grilling season: Simple grilled shrimp & Kabinett Riesling Fish Tacos & Zero Dosage Read more about Happy Labor Day![…]
While summer may be winding down, we are not! This month, we are packing in the events with our partners, the Crystal City BID, during SIPtember – a lineup of events designed up bring Crystal City together over fine wine, craft beers, and quality entertainment. 11th Annual Sip & Salsa On September 10th from 2-6p, Read more about SIPtember[…]
Well, not really … but things have been delayed a little by eclipse watching and other leisure activities! Yet, don’t worry, we have our regularly schedule roster of tastings planned for your enjoyment this week and, hopefully the weather will hold, and Fridays at the Fountain will be able to have a full run this Read more about This Week at the Shop: Blinded by the Eclipse[…]
As fall starts to approach, it is time to start to celebrate the arrival of some of our favorite things: Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin beers, and the return to cooler weather and richer red wines! So, this week, we are going to have some fun! Oktoberfest beers are hitting our shelves thick and fast with offerings Read more about This Week at the Shop: Let’s Have Fun![…]