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  • Our 4th Virtual tasting of the year is announced!

    We are delighted to announce that you can now book your tasting packs for our 4th virtual tasting of the year where we will go direct to Nathalie Lemoine at Château du Breuil estate in Calvados on Friday 26th March at 7pm



    We have been selling their Calvados for about 15 years and we are delighted that we'll see Nathalie LIVE from Calvados for this tasting of 5 Calvados and 2 of their brand new rums. 

    Book now to avoid disappointment. Limited spaces available. The package is priced at £55 and is suitable for 1-2 people. Available for COLLECTION ONLY on Friday 26th March 2021 from midday. Delivery is NOT possible on this tasting pack.

    Tasting pack includes...

    CHATEAU DU BREUIL 4 Year Old Calvados - 5cl
    CHATEAU DU BREUIL 8 Year Old Calvados - 5cl
    CHATEAU DU BREUIL 8 Year 'Sauternes Finish' Calvados - 5cl
    CHATEAU DU BREUIL 15 Year Old Calvados - 5cl
    CHATEAU DU BREUIL 20 Year Old 'Reserve' Calvados - 5cl
    RUM EXPLORER - BELIZE 41% - 5cl
    RUM EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA 43% - 5cl

    *IMPORTANT* - When purchasing this package online, please purchase separately to any other products. 

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  • Our 3rd virtual tasting of the year is announced...


    We are delighted to announce that you can now book your tasting packs for our 3rd virtual tasting of the year where we will go direct to Sami Ghosn, owner of Massaya Estate in Lebanon on Friday 5th March at 7pm

    We have been selling Sami's wines for over 15 years. He was last in Jersey many years ago when he hosted a food and wine dinner at Feast in Gorey so we are delighted that we'll see him again by joining him LIVE in Lebanon for this tasting of 3 wines and their famous Arak from their distillery. 

    Book now to avoid disappointment. Limited spaces available. The package is priced at £75 and is suitable for 2-3 people. 

    This wine tasting package is suitable for COLLECTION AND DELIVERY week commencing Monday 1st March 2021

    Click on the image below to purchase your tasting pack today!

  • Save the dates!

    We are delighted to announce the dates of some of our future tastings.

    Details of each one will be released very soon but we highly recommend you save the dates so you can snap up the tickets when they are available!


  • Virtual Wine Tastings 2020

                                  

    It will still be a while yet before we can have suppliers, wine producers or winemakers travel to Jersey and visit us here at Dunell's in person. Thankfully, technology has allowed us to maintain some of our wine tastings. Using 'zoom' we have been able to connect everyone LIVE via laptop, iPad or Smart Phone, in the comfort of their own home. Our 'virtual' tastings have proven to not only be very popular but a fun and informal way to continue learning and enjoying wines with fellow wine lovers. We have been delighted by the response and have received some amazing feedback.

    We will shortly be announcing new virtual tasting dates for 2021 and we hope, later in the year, to re-introduce our in-house tastings again. Interestingly, the virtual tastings have been an really amazing entertainment opportunity and it has opened up our wine world to those who haven't yet been to one of our in-house tastings. Maybe they feel nervous to attend in a physical group environment or worried they may ask a silly question (there are never any silly questions, we've heard them all), maybe it's the cost of taxi fares home or other factors. Virtual tasters are also able to choose whether or not to ask questions and even whether or not to turn on their video link. Many have been happy to cook throughout the tasting, enjoying our food pairing suggestions and then there's no taxi or bus service home afterwards.

    Example Virtual Tasting...

    Here is an insight into one of our virtual tastings held on 22nd May 2020 with Doug Shafer, LIVE from California.

    Shafer Vineyards is one of the star wineries, not just in Napa Valley but in all of California and is a much celebrated producer of top quality Chardonnay, Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also one of favourites and we were absolutely thrilled that Doug was going to fly to Jersey and host this prestigious event at our Beaumont shop. However, due to COVID restrictions that was unfortunately not possible. Instead, Doug very kindly agreed to host the event live from California via zoom direct to our homes and we are so glad he did. What an event it was!

    As you will see from the video below (kindly filmed by our friends at Slingshot) all the wines were thoroughly checked and prepared by Kasia and Maddie, then poured into smaller bottles so our customers could simply pour into their glasses later that day at home. We were then able to taste along with Doug and the rest of the group. 

    It was great to still be able to host this much anticipated event which had been in the pipeline for quite some time and had originally sold out in a matter of hours. The wines, all retailing between £45 and £250 per bottle, were simply outstanding and it was great to discuss and enjoy them together albeit not as originally planned. 

     

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