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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![…]

tasting notes

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[…]

Valentine's Day

This Week at the Shop: Valentine’s Day

This Week at the Shop: Cider Tuesday, 5-7p: Cider Tasting with Thad Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Sweetwater Brewing Wine Friday, 5-7p: A Glimpse into European Cellars Staff Pick Saturday, 2-6p: Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for more information! Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Picks: It doesn’t matter what kind of date you are having tomorrow, whether it Read more about This Week at the Shop: Valentine’s Day[…]

Valentine's Day Keys

This Week at the Shop: Valentine’s Day is When?!?

This Week’s Schedule: Special Event Tuesday, 5-7p: Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Jenalyn Beer Thursday, 5-7p: Kona Brewing Co. Wine Friday, 5-7p: Happy Valentine’s Day with Metro Cellars Valentine’s Day Picks: Valentine’s Day is a day of romance, of candlelit dinners, of chocolates shared in the moonlight, and plenty of warm, fuzzy feelings. On top Read more about This Week at the Shop: Valentine’s Day is When?!?[…]

This Week at the Shop: The Noble Grapes

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The Noble Grapes:

According to Jancis Robinson and her book, Wine Grapes, there are 1368 grape varieties that are used to make wine around the world commercially. Yet, when you walk into any wine shop, including here, six varieties dominate the selection and they have become known as The Noble Grapes! […]