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!
We have had a number of great recent arrivals, either wines are ideal as the weather warms or new releases from great recent vintages. Here are a few new arrivals that we’d highly recommend: Forge Cellars Lower Caywood Vineyards Dry Riesling 2016: These are small, artisanal producers that focus on bone dry Riesling and cool Read more about Recent Arrivals Roundup![…]
Wine, cider, and craft beer make great gifts for nearly everyone on your list, but there getting your selections to the recipients is often the biggest problem … well, let us and Drizly help you out! Are you a corporate client looking to send a whole team gifts? Or just a couple of special bottles Read more about Gifting with Drizly[…]
Pollen is everywhere, flowers are blooming, and the sun is out! Spring has hit Northern Virginia and we are celebrating with a week focuses on everything pink … don’t miss out on the week of fun … Tomorrow, we are going to explore the world of pink cider and mead. There are multiple ways that Read more about A Week of Rose![…]
Now that spring has finally sprung, we have a great lineup of events for you! Are you in the mood for a wine tasting? Looking for a great beer? Interesting in trying some fun ciders? We’ve got events on our calendar that are perfect for you! We run tasting events three or four days every Read more about Spring Events in the Shop & Crystal City![…]
Sometimes it is just good to remind ourselves about all of the great resources here and elsewhere that help make us better wine and beer consumers. So here are some of our top resources that we use around the Shop: Our Back Calendar: Don’t forget that our the old event pages are full of tasting Read more about Resource Roundup![…]
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![…]