This Week at the Shop: Aging Riesling

This Week at the Shop: Aging Riesling

Riesling is one of the noble grapes and to many is the best white wine grape. No other white grape can produce the astonishing variety of delicate and persistent aromas and flavors or keep its freshness and develop for years and decades with such modest alcohol levels. Riesling is a hardy grape and will grow Read more about This Week at the Shop: Aging Riesling[…]

New Ownership!

New Ownership!

I am very pleased to announced that the Crystal City Wine Shop has new ownership! When I started as the Shop’s General Manager two years ago, I fell in love with it, and began to dream of owning a wine and beer store one day. So, when the chance arose to purchase the shop, I jumped Read more about New Ownership![…]

This Week at the Shop: 4th of July is coming!

This Week at the Shop: 4th of July is coming!

Are you ready for the 4th? It will be here soon! Have you started to pick up your barbecue beers and grilling wines? Have we got some suggestions for you: Narragansett Clam Shack Variety Pack: Grab a selection of cool sessionable beers from a historic brewery that has just started brewing in Rhode Island again! Read more about This Week at the Shop: 4th of July is coming![…]

Cider vs. Hard Cider vs. Sweet Cider

Cider vs. Hard Cider vs. Sweet Cider

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[…]