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, professional wine courses 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. Our tasting hours are from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Wednesdays and 4pm-6pm on Saturdays.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Saturday December 8
Bubbles Around the World
Join Sommeliers Crystal Cameron-Schaad and Tina Morey for a tasting of 9 sparkling wines from around the world. We'll explore the many flavors of  Champagne, Cremant, Cava, Prosecco, Franciacorta and some other fabulous sparkling to  help you pick the perfect bubbly for your holiday parties and your NYE toast.
Plus we'll have light bites and our sensory table to help you make scents of it all!

$35 General Admission/$20 Club Members


Thursday December 13
Madeira Tasting
Join us for an educational evening featuring the famous wines of Madeira! Jake Parrot with Haus Alpenz will be joining at the tasting table for this incredible line-up! We'll explore the 4 main grapes of Madeira (Sercial, Verdelho, Boal & Malvasia) from Henriques & Henriques.

Come learn about the rich tradition of this historical wines. We'll teach you the stylistic differences and provide tips on how to pair these special wines. Light bites will be available.
$35 General Admission/$20 Club Members

Private Events & Workshops

We offer private wine workshops starting at $65 per person with a minimum of 6 guests.  We can also host receptions for up to 25 people.  Contact us for more information at 757-264-5373 or

Please call 757-264-5373 to reserve your seat. Advanced payment is required. Space is limited. All classes are held at Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet located at 4500 Pretty Lake Avenue, Suite 104, Norfolk, Virginia.

Upcoming Courses

Crystal Palate will begin offering Wine Spirit & Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 & Level 2 courses in 2019.
Stay tuned for a class schedule.