Crystal hosts an interactive wine tasting for the LPGA ladies luncheon at Kingsmill.

Keynote Speaker

Are you looking for a unique, interactive and engaging speaker for your next event? A Crystal Palate presentation is the perfect pairing for your next conference, corporate event, fundraiser, networking reception or ladies luncheon. Crystal Cameron-Schaad, DipWSET, is a sommelier, wine educator, speaker and former TV News anchor and radio show host. Call us at 757-264-5373 for more information.

Topics Include

  • Wine 101: Back to the Basics
  • Business Etiquette of Wine
  • Perfect Pairings (Lunch or Dinner Programs) Ideas include: 
    • Italian Countryside
    • The French Connection 
    • Virginia is for Wine Lovers
  • Uncork Your Purpose: Life Lessons from the Humble Grape (Motivational)


Contact Crystal via phone  (757) 264-5373 or email to discuss your event. We can also customize a presentation to suit your needs.

About Crystal

Crystal Cameron-SchaadCrystal Cameron-Schaad, owner and sommelier of Crystal Palate, knows how to command an audience. Before launching her own business, Crystal worked as a news anchor, political consultant and public relations executive.  Crystal recently completed her Diploma certification with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. She joins an elite class of 10,000 wine professionals worldwide who have achieved this accolade since the program began in 1969. It's considered the gold standard in the wine & spirits industry.


“Crystal is not only extremely knowledgeable about wine, all types and from many regions, she also made the evening fun and entertaining!” ~Bob & Wendy Howard, Virginia Beach, VA

"Crystal is a dynamic and engaging educator and is an accomplished woman in many regards." ~Page O'Flaherty, Norfolk, VA

"She is an absolute wealth of knowledge, but is still extremely approachable." ~ Lindsey Burke, Virginia Beach, VA 

“Crystal 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

Contact Crystal via phone  (757) 264-5373 or email for more information.


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