• Keynote Speaker
    Keynote Speaker
  • Radio Show Host
    Radio Show Host
  • Wine Consultant
    Wine Consultant


Welcome to Crystal Palate

Crystal Palate was created in 2013 by Crystal Cameron-Schaad, a sommelier and former news anchor.  We are a wine education, wine consulting and multi-media company based in Coastal Virginia. Whether you are interested in growing your business with interactive podcasts and engaging videos, adding a unique wine presentation to your next corporate event or wine consulting and menu planning, Crystal Palate has you covered.

Multi-Media Services

With an extensive background in broadcast media and communications coupled with Crystal’s wine expertise has created a perfect pairing of multi-media services specifically designed for the wine industry.  Our goal is to provide educational and engaging content for the wine industry from someone who speaks their language but also has the ability to break down the complex science of winemaking into engaging content for consumers. Crystal Palate offers an array of multi-media services specifically designed to help promote the wine industry including podcasts, on-air talent, voice overs, digital shorts and freelance writing projects. 

Radio Show Host

In July 2016, Crystal went back to my broadcasting roots and launched a wine and lifestyle radio show, Crystal Palate’s Wine Country, which airs Saturday mornings at 8:30am on Cville 107.5 and 1260 WCHV in the Charlottesville, Virginia market. You can stream the show live anywhere in the country by downloading the Tune In App.  The show has a dedicated segment each week focused on Virginia’s growing and dynamic wine industry. If you would like to be a guest on an upcoming show or promote your business through one of our sponsorship packages, contact Crystal at (757) 337-5322. 

Keynote Speaker

Wine education presentations are a great way to break the ice, boost morale and increase productivity at your next corporate event. From leadership conferences, corporate events, fundraisers and  ladies luncheons, Crystal Palate will provide a first class experience for you and your guests. Crystal will work directly with your event planner, chef or caterer to create amazing wine pairings for your themed event. Call us today to book Crystal for your event. (757) 337-5322. 

Wine Consultant

Our wine consulting services will take the guesswork out of choosing the perfect wine for any occasion. Whether you are entertaining at home, need expert advice on building your wine cellar or ordering wine at a restaurant, Crystal Cameron-Schaad will be your personal sommelier and wine consultant helping you navigate the complex world of wine.

Are you a caterer, event planner or own a small restaurant and need help creating perfect pairings for your culinary creations or special event menus? Crystal will work with you and your chef to create perfect pairings and extraordinary wine lists that will please even the pickiest palates. 

Do you love to entertain and need quick advice for your dinner party? Or do you need help selecting the perfect wine gift? Crystal now offers 15 minute sessions via Skype, phone or email to help you with your everyday wine needs. 

“Crystal is a wine goddess. She is amazingly knowledgeable, incredibly well-poised, and so articulate when it comes to wine that you can tell that it is her passion through and through.” – Katie & Van Smith, Richmond, VA 

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“Crystal is not only extremely knowledgeable about wine, all types and from many regions, she also made the evening fun and entertaining! She shared information about the wines so that the novice felt included and the experienced felt challenged.” ~ Bob Howard, Virginia Beach, VA 

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Contact Crystal Palate

Contact us for more information about speaking engagements, multi-media and wine consulting services by calling us at (757) 337-5322 today.

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