Welcome to Crystal Palate – Your Expert Guide to Great Wine

Crystal Cameron Schaad, owner of Crystal Palate, is a certified sommelier who is passionate about delivering the ultimate wine experience locally in Coastal Virginia as well as around the world through her digital wine channel accessible through our membership program. From exploring the worldwide wine regions with a special focus on Virginia wine to learning about the best wine pairings, Crystal Palate aims to educate and inspire.

The Services of Crystal Palate

Crystal is a radio show host of Crystal Palate’s Wine Country which airs Saturday mornings on Cville 107.5 and 1260 WCHV in the Charlottesville, Virginia market. She is also a keynote speaker, wine consultant, freelance wine writer and a wine contributor for hrScene, an affiliate of WAVY-TV. Crystal Palate delivers the Ultimate Wine Experience through a variety of programs. This can be done “in person” by booking Crystal as a speaker for your next event or around the world through our digital wine education channel accessible through our exclusive membership program.

“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 Palate Exclusive Membership Packages: Your Expert Guide to Great Wine

We invite you to explore new varietals, regions and cultures through video tutorials, wine 101 guide, perfect pairings, tasting notes, travel guides, virtual tastings and so much more on our digital wine education channel. Crystal Palate will be your personal passport to the world of wine. Membership quickly pays for itself! For less than a glass of wine a month at your favorite restaurant, you’ll become a better taster, feel more confident with your next wine purchase, save time, save money and impress your friends, family and colleagues with your newfound wine knowledge.  Here is just a sample of some of the videos you’ll have access to with our exclusive membership. Monthly memberships are $7.95. Sign-up for an annual membership and save. We also have premium memberships available if you are looking for personal sommelier services. Questions? Let us know!

Events of all Types

We are a premier destination for all things wine and we can host an event for company retreats, bridal showers, holiday parties and much more. Our goal is to put on a memorable event while informing you and your guests about wine in an educational, relaxing and engaging way. Enjoy a one of a kind experience when you choose Crystal Palate for your next event.

“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, private wine events or consulting services by calling us at (757) 337-5322 today.

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