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!
As fall starts to approach, it is time to start to celebrate the arrival of some of our favorite things: Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin beers, and the return to cooler weather and richer red wines! So, this week, we are going to have some fun! Oktoberfest beers are hitting our shelves thick and fast with offerings Read more about This Week at the Shop: Let’s Have Fun![…]
August is Virginia Craft Beer Month and we are happy to have our second Virginia brewery of the month in this week! The Virginia craft beer scene has exploded over the last decade, creating social spots across the state for people to gather, tell stories, and soak in local flavor. It has helped propel small businesses Read more about This Week at the Shop: Taste Local![…]
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[…]
Every week we have dozens of great new wines, beers, and ciders come across our Tasting Bar and we only select the most interesting, tasty, and those that offer the best value for you! Recently, we have added several great items that I wanted to bring to your attention because of their uniqueness and general Read more about This Week at the Shop: Fun & Crazy New Items[…]
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![…]
On July 14, 1789, a mob of roughly 1000 broke into the Bastille, a medieval fortress and symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority in central Paris, and after hours of fighting, took the castle! The storming of the Bastille was a flash point for the French Revolution and led to the overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy Read more about This Week at the Shop: Bastille Day![…]
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You Read more about This Week at the Shop: Happy Independence Day![…]
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![…]
I know that everyone says it is time to drink rose, but that is not what this is about! There are plenty of other pink options out there for those that still want to enjoy a tasting beverage without sacrificing a bunch of grapes … and we are here to help … Eden Imperial 11° Read more about This Week at the Shop: Drink Pink![…]
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[…]