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 complimentary wine tastings, immersive wine classes, professional wine courses and a meet the winemaker series.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Friday October 12
A Taste of Italy – Veneto, Friuli & Alto Adige (SOLD OUT)
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join Crystal around the farmhouse table for an in-depth discussion on the wines of Northeast, Italy. Discover DOCG Prosecco, crisp whites beyond Pinot Grigio and robust reds made from sundried grapes.
Tickets: $55 General Admission/$45 Club Members

Tuesday October 16
 Experience Vermouth
Think you know Vermouth? It’s not just for Martini’s anymore! This ancient beverage is seeing a renaissance among those seeking a new adventure out of the bottle. Matt Adkins from Williams Corner Wine  will join us for an incredible tasting of vermouths from around the world.
We’ll teach you how to create the perfect & easy aperitif for your holiday gatherings.
Tickets: $15 General Admission/Club Members: $10

Friday October 19
A Taste of Italy – Tuscany
Join Crystal around the farmhouse table for an in-depth discussion on the wines of Tuscany. Discover the many flavors of Sangiovese from Chianti to Vino Nobile to Brunello and some other hidden gems from this majestic wine region.
Tickets: $55 General Admission/$45 Club Members

Thursday October 25
Blind Tasting Workshop – Cabs Around the World (SOLD OUT)
Join Crystal around the farmhouse table for an intimate discussion and tasting featuring the many styles of
Cabernet Sauvignon from around the globe.
Tickets: $55 General Admission/$45 Club Members 

Saturday October 27
Halloween Tasting – Scary Good Grapes
Join Sommeliers Crystal Cameron-Schaad & Tina Morey for our Halloween Tasting as we explore scary good grapes from all over the world. From the mountains of Italy to the land of milk and honey then off to the valleys of Central Chile, we’ll taste it all!
And of course we’ll have our sensory table to make scents of it all!
We’ll also have some light bites available to showcase the many flavors of our interesting grapes and teach you to pair some of these unique wines.
Tickets $25 in advance/$35 at the door
Club Members receive $5 off admission

Save the Dates

Saturday November 17
Scents and Tastes of the Holiday Season

Saturday December 8
Bubbles Around the World

Thursday December 13
Madeira Tasting 

Private Events & Workshops

We offer private wine workshops starting at $55 per person.  We can also host receptions with tasting stations 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.