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This Week at the Shop: Get Out of Your Winter Rut!

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![…]

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This Week at the Shop: Untappd Verified Venue

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[…]

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This Week at the Shop: March Showers brought April Flowers!

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![…]

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This Week at the Shop: Getting Ready for Spring!

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![…]