Crystal Palate at Yiannis Wine Shop

Northeast Virginia Beach

104 Ratings

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Sommelier Crystal Cameron leads guests through assessing the qualities of reds and whites at wine shop with cigars stored in humidor

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Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required 48hr in advance. Limit of 20 people per class. Classes take place every Wednesday from 6-8PM. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $25 for two-hour wine education class for one ($75 value)
  • $49 for two-hour wine education class for two ($150 value)

Sommelier Crystal Cameron leads two-hour classes where students learn the basics of identifying wine using their eyes, taste buds, and noses. After the class, students will know how to determine the type and quality of grape, and have an arsenal of tips to determine the acidity, tannins, and alcohol level.

Crystal Palate

Crystal Cameron, the sommelier behind Crystal Palate, has had an adventurous life. She's worked as a news anchor and PR executive. She volunteers around Virginia. But a love of wine has stuck with her throughout her life, and she now works to bring the experience of visiting a wine bar to homes and parties. Her knowledge is backed by a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, and she uses that background to introduce oenophiles and rookie wine tasters alike to new varietals. Her expertise is visible online in a series of food and wine pairings that include everything from flap steak and rioja to salmon and pinot noir.

Yiannis Wine Shop

Handcrafted woodwork shelves hold Yiannis's 500+ bottles of wine, enclosing customers in a wine-centric universe complete with wine tastings. Boasting an expansive selection of red, white, and sparkling wines, the shop focuses on California wines and stores its more expensive vinos in a temperature-controlled room. In addition to wines, Yiannis lovingly keeps a selection of fine cigars from around the world in a humidor. Within its humidity-controlled confines, each stogie's ideal flavor and indifference toward people lighting it on fire is preserved.

Customer Reviews

104 Ratings

I highly recommend crystals class. It was very informative and the wine and food samples she used as examples were great. Yiannis Wine Shop was a perfect venue for the class.
Dawn E. · May 22, 2014
This was a great class!
Michael D. · May 22, 2014
Crystal did a great job with educating us about the history of vines and how different vinting processes can alter the taste of the wine. She was very friendly and entertaining, so the entire group was very engaged.
Terri S. · April 24, 2014
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    Northeast Virginia Beach

    401 N Great Neck Rd

    Virginia Beach, VA 23454

    +17574639463

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