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!
If you are known for throwing great parties or just like to have a bunch of friends over, you should kick your party up to the next level with a keg! While it can seem daunting to deal with so much beer, buying, tapping and serving craft beer from a keg is really pretty simple. If Read more about Have a keg at your next party![…]
Rosé stands apart from all other wine styles in its breathtaking diversity of hues, tints, shades, and tones. A wine that is any color from nearly clear to sunflower yellow to purple can qualify as a rosé. The spectrum found in wines from all over the world is surprising and represent its startling diversity. Broadly speaking, Read more about The Many Shades of Rose![…]
Vegetables may not have the richness and protein of a meat-based dish, but they aren’t the minefield that many worry about! Instead, they are a fun playground of experimentation because of their amazing depth and variety of flavor and the fact that they are rarely cooked/consumed alone. While the variety can make it difficult to Read more about Garden-Fresh Veggies and Wines … Not a Tricky Pairing![…]
It’s springtime and we are adding a bunch of new food and beverage items to the Shop! We can help you throw your next great party. Come in and check out these new items: Scamps Toffee: “A decadent recipe and an eye for design. Brilliant ideas converged in 2011, and Scamps Toffee was born: luxe Read more about We are welcoming some new products to the Shop![…]
For those who are too young, taking a break, or maybe just aren’t currently imbibing, we do carry a selection of beverages including gourmet sodas and regional beverages. Plus, just like with any beer or wine, if you don’t see a favorite, ask us about it and we will see if we can track it Read more about Gourmet Sodas & Other Interesting Drinks![…]
Francis Ford Coppola’s Sofia Sparkling Wine came out in it’s little pink can over a decade ago as one of the first canned wines, and it was lauded for it novelty! Today, canned wines are enthusiastically embraced by wine drinkers everywhere for their portability, sustainability, and innovation in delivering their favorite beverage in new locations. Between Read more about Canned Wines![…]
If you are interested in learning more about wine, it can become quite the academic pursuit and while there are plenty of easy to find wine resources out there, there are plenty of great free wine resources that are not as obvious or have very specific uses. These are references that we find very useful Read more about Great (Free) Wine Resources![…]
Here’s a list of tips for those just getting starting in wine or for those that are just getting serious about wine. These are some of the best advice that we give in the Shop and in regular life about how to enjoy and learn more about wine! Tip #1: Wine is a learning experience! Read more about Wine Tips for Everyone[…]
We demand convenience in all facets of life — shopping for clothes, groceries, furniture.Why should shopping for alcohol be any different? Drizly began in 2012 when two friends, co-founders Nick Rellas and Justin Robinson, were curious why they couldn’t get beer delivered when nearly everything else had become so readily available through technology. We have partnered with Drizly to bring Read more about We are delivering to your door with Drizly![…]
It is getting very close to Valentine’s Day! And, we are working to had to make it a happy Valentine’s Day for everyone … whether you are looking for craft beer, wine, cider, or chocolate, here are a few suggestions for you: If you are looking for a great bottle of sparkling to celebrate with, Read more about Happy Valentine’s Day!!![…]