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!
I know that everyone says it is time to drink rose, but that is not what this is about! There are plenty of other pink options out there for those that still want to enjoy a tasting beverage without sacrificing a bunch of grapes … and we are here to help … Eden Imperial 11° Read more about This Week at the Shop: Drink Pink![…]
At some point during the 20th century, the word cider was reclaimed by apple juice companies to mean fresh-pressed juice, but cider, by its original definition, implies that it’s fermented, and therefore alcoholic. ~ Why you should stop calling cider ‘hard’ Okay, history has made this topic confusing for Americans. In colonial America, cider was the alcoholic Read more about Cider vs. Hard Cider vs. Sweet Cider[…]
We are having record-breaking heat and those heavy reds aren’t going to be refreshing in this weather! Now is the time to turn towards a lot of the white, pink, and orange wines that line our shelves … For those that love to eat shellfish, may we suggest that you grab a bottle of Picpoul Read more about This Week at the Shop: Heat Wave![…]
We’ve got Belly! It’s our loyalty program that offers unique rewards to our customers through a single BellyCard or mobile app. Belly replaces traditional ‘Buy 10, Get 1 Free’ punch cards with a rewards platform that fits our personality, connecting us directly with YOU. Stop in today and start earning points for rewards you actually Read more about This Week at the Shop: Don’t forget about Belly![…]
We are open regular hours today! Stop by anytime between 11a and 8p for your Memorial Day needs … Later this week, we are kicking off the Fridays at the Fountain for the summer! Drop by the Shop from 5-7p every Friday for our free tasting before heading down Crystal Drive to the Water Park Read more about This Week at the Shop: Memorial Day & More![…]
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[…]