Welcome to Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet
We are a brand new boutique wine & gourmet shop located at 4500 Pretty Lake Avenue in the beautiful coastal community of East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia. (For those of you who discovered us on Google, please note the East Beach address above. We are currently working on correcting the address listing with Google).
We have a thoughtfully curated selection of 100 wines from around the world, gourmet items, gift baskets and craft beers. We will also begin offering wine education classes and professional (WSET) courses for the hospitality trade in the spring. Crystal Palate has been providing an array of wine services to our clients since the fall of 2013 and we are thrilled to embark on the next phase of this business with our retail and education space.
We are also excited to partner with Nicole Abiouness, owner and winemaker for Abiouness Wines. The shop will serve as an East Coast tasting room Abiouness Wines out of Napa.
Crystal Palate offers a diverse selection of 100+ wines from around the world. We have a nice selection of weeknight wines to that exquisite bottle of Champagne to celebrate a special occasion. We also proudly support our local winemakers in Virginia Crystal will serve as your personal sommelier providing outstanding customer service to help you select the perfect bottle for every meal and every occasion.
"Beautiful shop, great selections, cheese and chocolate! The gift packaging is perfect." - Nancy King, Norfolk, VA
“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
"Love the shop! So thrilled to have it in the neighborhood. Thanks so much for all of your help today!" - Mandi Kahles, Norfolk, VA
"We were at your shop this morning and chatted a little about our taste in wines. You suggested a few and we are so pleased with the wine for our dinner tonight! Absolutely perfect!" - Line Daigle, Norfolk, 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
"An amazing evening of wine tasting, delicious charcuterie, and an educational tour of Italy and its grapes, all thanks to the lovely Crystal! So fun." ~Betsy Butzer, Norfolk, VA
"Highly recommend for a special night out. Crystal is amazing and she simply spoils you with delicious wines and fabulous food parings." ~ Karen Strathmann, Norfolk, VA