Welcome to Crystal Palate

We are a wine education, 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. Contact Crystal via phone at (757) 337-5322 or email for more information.

Multi-Media Services

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, digital shorts and freelance writing projects. Contact Crystal via phone  (757) 337-5322 or email for more information.

Radio Show Host

Crystal Palate’s Wine Country, a wine & lifestyle show, airs Saturday mornings at 8:30am on Cville 107.5 and 1260 WCHV in the Charlottesville, Virginia market. You can stream the show live nationwide by searching for WCHV on the Tune In App.  The show primarily focuses on Virginia's growing and dynamic wine industry. Please contact us for guest and sponsorship opportunities.

Keynote Speaker

Are you looking for a unique, interactive and engaging speaker for your next event? We have you covered! A Crystal Palate wine education presentation is the perfect pairing for your next conference, corporate event, fundraiser, networking reception or ladies luncheon. Crystal Cameron-Schaad, a sommelier, speaker and radio show host will provide a first class experience for you and your guests. Contact Crystal via phone  (757) 337-5322 or email for more information.

Wine Consultant

Are you a caterer, event planner or small restaurant owner looking for expert wine advice? Crystal Palate can help you develop an extraordinary wine list that will complement your cuisine, delight your guests and boost your bottom line.  Having a full-time Sommelier on staff may be a luxury, but consulting one regularly is a must for your business. Contact Crystal via email or give us a call at 757-337-5322 for more information.


“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

"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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