Classes, Courses & Events

Whether you are a novice, an oenophile or hospitality professional, Crystal Palate will help take your wine knowledge to the next level through weekly wine tastings, immersive wine classes, WSET courses (see schedule below) and a meet the winemaker series. Reservations are required for all of our classes & events with the exception of our weekly tastings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our educational tastings are $10 per person. Buy any two bottles in the shoppe and receive a complimentary tasting. Club members receive complimentary tastings. Please note our weekly tasting hours are from 5pm-7pm on Wednesdays and 4pm-6pm on Saturdays.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Saturday November 16
The Crus of Beaujolais Tasting + Sensory Event
11:30am-1:00pm
You will have a chance to taste the distinct differences in each of the crus!  We'll also be featuring our sensory table to help you make scents of it all. Light bites included. We will have special bottle pricing for wines purchased at the event. Pre-orders only!
All wines will arrive by Wednesday November 20.
$35 General Admission/$25 Members

Wednesday November 20
Meet the Winemaker

Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth, Lost & Found Wines 
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10 General Admission/Complimentary Tasting for Club Members

Thursday November 21
Big Bottles Tasting 
5:30pm-7:00pm
Sometimes bigger is better especially when it comes to large format wine bottles. We'll be popping the corks on some great selections including Champagne, Beaujolais, a Big, Bold Red and a couple other surprises! These are perfect wines for the holiday table and great gifts!
$25 General Admission/$15 Club Members 

Saturday November 23
Thanksgiving Wines
4:00pm-6:00pm
Join us for our weekly tasting as we sip through some fabulous wines to pair with your Thanksgiving Feast!
$10 General Admission/Complimentary Tasting for Club Members 

Wednesday November 27
Thanksgiving Wines
4:30pm-7:00pm
Join us for our weekly tasting as we sip through some fabulous wines to pair with your Thanksgiving Feast! As a small token of our gratitude for your support, tonight's tasting is complimentary!

 

Saturday December 7
The Annual Crystal Palate Bubbles Tasting + Sensory Event
11:30am-1:00pm
We'll be showcasing our top 9 bottles of bubbly for this holiday season. Plus, we are bringing back our interactive sensory table to help you make scents of it all. Light bites included. This is a great opportunity to stock up for all of your holiday gatherings! We will have special case pricing today only!
$35 General Admission/$25 Club Members

Thursday December 12
Winter Release of elemental Salon Wine Club & Artist Reception 
More details coming soon.

Saturday December 21
Holiday Open House & 2nd Anniversary Celebration! 
More details coming soon.

Make sure to follow @CrystalPalate on Instagram & Facebook to stay up to date on all of our upcoming events! We will be adding some more surprises to the list below. Check in often!

WSET COURSES

Winter Course Dates: COMING SOON

WSET Level 1 (One Day Class + Exam)

This class covers the main types of wine, the most common grape varieties, wine service, storing and serving wine, tasting technique, how to describe the smell and taste of wine, and the basics of pairing food and wine. During the class, students taste eight different wines. At the end of the day, students take a 45-minute, multiple choice exam. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Approximate Class Schedule
9:00 a.m. Class Begins
12:30 p.m. Class Breaks for Lunch
1:30 p.m. Class Resumes
2:30 p.m. Exam Begins
3:30 p.m. Exam Ends

WSET Level 2 (5 Week Class + Exam)

For detailed information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specification.

The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, as well as principal varieties of spirits. While the course provides an overview of the wines and spirits of the world, including main wine grapes and regions, it also covers factors affecting wine quality and style, grape growing, and basic winemaking practices. The course emphasizes tasting assessment and the skills required to describe the aromas and tastes of wine. It helps to develop fundamental tasting and assessment skills. During each session of the class, students taste 8-9 wines. The exam takes 1 hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.

The course fee includes the 5 classes at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet; PDF copies of the class lectures; the WSET course book, study guide, and guide to the systematic approach to tasting wine; practice quizzes; 40 different wines; and the exam at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet.