Release Date: Tuesday, September 4th 2012

Sip Your Way Through September in Crystal City

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Jordan Stinnett, jstinnett@scottcircle.com

September 4, 2012

w: (202) 207-3662, c: (239) 938-4960

Sip Your Way Through September in Crystal City
With Three Upcoming Vintage Crystal Events

Two Weeks Away - A Taste of Wine and Jazz - Sep. 16
Three Weeks Away - Pups and Pilsners - Sep. 23
This Weekend - Wine in the Water Park - Fridays in Sep.

Crystal City, Va.—The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with the Washington Wine Academy, is expanding the Vintage Crystal experience this September with three events sure to quench your thirst and sense of adventure. Salsa dance the day away while sipping wine at A Taste of Wine and Jazz; bond with your pup and enjoy a pint at the inaugural Pups and Pilsners beer festival; and unwind from the work week with sips and tunes at Wine in the Water Park.

Vintage Crystal: A Taste of Wine and Jazz - Two Weeks Away
A convenient, metro-friendly addition to the Virginia wine festival scene, enjoy sips of wine provided by Jaleo and tempting tastes from local restaurants. Free Salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room, Latin Jazz from Trio Caliente and wine tasting classes from the Washington Wine Academy round out the sixth installment of this local favorite.

When:

September 16, 2pm – 6pm

Where:

Courtyard at 220 20th Street, Arlington, Va. METRO access via blue and yellow lines to Crystal City.

Admission:

Tickets available day of event. $20 – food and wine (includes a tasting glass), $10 – food only.

Participating Restaurants: Cabot Creamery
Cafe Pizzaiolo
Cesar's Diner
Guac of Ages
Jaleo
King Street Blues
Lebanese Taverna
Morton's the Steakhouse
Noodles and Company
Portofino Restaurant
Restaurant Mez
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Salsa las Glorias

Vintage Crystal: Pups and Pilsners - Three Weeks Away
Fly solo or bring Fido to the inaugural Pups and Pilsners outdoor beer festival in Crystal City. This dog-friendly festival features a massive beer garden with ten stations – each with a different craft brew, including offerings from local breweries. Crystal City restaurants will serve up food to satisfy appetites.

When:

September 23, 2pm – 6pm

Where:

Festival grounds at 1405 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va. – bordering Long Bridge Park, just north of Archstone Water Park Towers. METRO access via blue and yellow lines to Crystal City.

Admission:

Free entry to festival. Paid admission to beer garden – tickets available at a later date at washingtonwineacademy.org.

Participating Breweries: Baying Hound Aleworks
DC Brau
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company
Estrella Damm
Flying Dog Brewery
Laughing Dog Brewing
Legend Brewing Co.
Port City Brewing Company
Starr Hill

Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park - Every Friday in September
Wine in the Water Park brings the mood-setting, ambient music of DJ Adrian Loving, wine and beer carefully selected by the Washington Wine Academy and a complimentary tapa from Jaleo to the Crystal City Water Park. Taking place Friday evenings in September, this event gives residents, office workers and visitors a great place to unwind after the workweek.

When:

Every Friday in September, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where:

Crystal City Water Park – across from 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va. METRO access via blue and yellow lines to Crystal City.

Admission:

Free admission and snacks, $5 Wine, $4 Beer

Additional Information:

Visit Crystalcity.org or call (703) 412-9430.

Media:

Event organizers are available for interviews. If you wish to attend any of these events or require additional information, please contact Jordan Stinnett at jstinnett@scottcircle.com, w:(202) 207-3662, c:(239) 938-4960.

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About Vintage Crystal:
The September line-up adds to the growing Vintage Crystal brand which includes the annual A Taste of Wine and Jazz, Wine in the Water Park, 1K Wine and Beer Walks, Pups and Pilsners, high end wine offerings at area restaurants and Crystal City’s very own source for wine education – the Washington Wine Academy. Come sip, taste, and enjoy living an Active, Artful, Accessible, and Green lifestyle with us.

About the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID):
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit Crystalcity.org.