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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![…]

new & seasonal beers

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![…]

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This Week at the Shop: Fun Producer Events!

This Week’s Schedule: Wine Dinner Tuesday, 7p: Wine Dinner with Alphonse Mellot at Del Ray Cafe Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Belgium Beer Tasting with Jonathan Wine Friday, 5-7p: Wines for Spring with Rocky Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Staff Pick Tasting Upcoming Producer Events: Tomorrow we have another great wine dinner at Del Ray Cafe, this time with Alphonse Mellot Read more about This Week at the Shop: Fun Producer Events![…]

Rosé & Rhône Coming Soon!

This Week at the Shop: Rosé & Rhône

This Week’s Schedule: Beer Thursday, 5-7p: DuClaw Brewing Company Wine Friday, 5-7p: Parallel 43 – Unique, Terroir-Driven Wines from a Forgotten Land Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Check us our on Facebook and Twitter for more details! Rosé & Rhône: Coming Soon! Okay, the 2015 Rhône vintage has been getting some great press: Jancis Robinson: 2015 north Rhône Read more about This Week at the Shop: Rosé & Rhône[…]

This Week at the Shop: It’s a Busy Week but Snow Threatens

*** A Note About Weather: Just like with previous snow storms, the Crystal City Wine Shop is going to attempt to be open normal hours during the inclement weather. For the most up-to-date information, please check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds. *** This Week’s Schedule: Cider Tuesday, 5-7p: Blue Toad Hard Cider Beer Thursday, Read more about This Week at the Shop: It’s a Busy Week but Snow Threatens[…]

Cherry Blossoms Spring

This Week at the Shop: Cherry Blossoms are Coming!

This Week’s Schedule: Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Port City Brewing Company Wine Friday, 5-7p: Sherry Tasting with Jonathan Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for more details! Cherry Blossom Recommendations: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams As nature is wakening from its slumber, what better time to Read more about This Week at the Shop: Cherry Blossoms are Coming![…]

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This Week at the Shop: Our Tasting Notes Archive

This Week’s Schedule: Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Union Craft Brewing Wine Friday, 5-7p: Spring Selections with Jenalyn Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: For more details, follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Tasting Notes Archive: Among our many services, we building quite the archive of tasting notes from all of our wine, beer, and cider tastings that have occurred Read more about This Week at the Shop: Our Tasting Notes Archive[…]

President's Day

This Week at the Shop: President’s Day

This Week’s Schedule: Special Event Tuesday, 5-7p: Taste the Wines of Bulgaria Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Wine Friday, 5-7p: A Taste of Spring with Robins Cellars The President’s Drinks: From George Washington until today, all of our Presidents have had a strong connection with alcohol. George Washington was a whisky distiller and Read more about This Week at the Shop: President’s Day[…]