Meet the team...

We are immensely proud of our team who constantly strive to offer the very best in customer service as well as offer the best range of wines, beers and spirits on the island.

Introducing...

NEIL PINEL
Managing Director




Role: Directing and managing
Interests: Family, rugby, wine and food
Likes: Family, rugby, wine and food
Dislikes: Negative people and people who state the obvious
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: Surf & Turf
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: The wine, the team & the customers
What is your most diverse achievement?: Becoming a rugby referee
Which are your most favoured wines?: Warmer reds such as Malbec and Cabernet Franc

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Jane Pinel
Website & Marketing Manager



Role: 
Website, marketing and social media
Interests:
 Family, photography, wine and travel
Likes: 
Positivity
Dislikes: 
Negativity and mosquitoes
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: 
Chocolate with raspberries
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: Most definitely the team. Without them we are nothing.
What is your most diverse achievement?: 
Becoming a National swimmer as a teenager but more recently developing and successfully launching our own gin, Pink Granite.
Which are your most favoured wines?: 
Fuller-bodied reds from Italy

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Kasia Konys-Pieszko
Trade Accounts Manager & Wine Buyer



Role:  Looking after our trade customers, planning and hosting events as well as selecting exciting wines for our range.
Interests: Travels and good, thick books
Likes: Me time with a book on a Monday when there is no one at home.
Dislikes: Bad quality, weak coffee
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: An aromatic fish curry with a chilled glass of Riesling.
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: Our team and the variety as every day brings something new and its never boring.
What is your most diverse achievement?: Skydive and deep diving, once upon a time.
Which are your most favoured wines?: There are too many to mention but Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir are always at the top of my list.
Wine quallies: Diploma WSET (4)

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Daniele Banchio
Beaumont Shop Manager



Role:
Serving Customers 
Interests: Cars
Likes: Visiting different countries
Dislikes: Traffic
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: Tagliolini with Butter and Truffle
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: Versatility 
What is your most diverse achievement?: Ruinart Competition Semi final 2006
Which are your most favoured wines?: White Burgundy, Barbera & Barbaresco (B.B.B.)
Wine quallies: WSET level 3

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Erik Renner
St. Helier Sales Manager & Events Organiser



Role:
Making our customers happy!
Interests: orange and natural wines, mushroom foraging, skiing
Dislikes: overcooked meat
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: 72 hours slow cooked mutton shoulder with duck fat roasted potatoes, cauliflower cheese and homemade veal stock gravy. Cooked to perfection Brussel sprouts with chorizo and crème fraiche on the side!
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: being a part of ‘TOP independent wine merchant team’ in whole UK is just awesome, isn’t it ? :)
Which are your most favoured wines?: vina-ardanza greco-di-tufo esoterico catherine-marshall-sauvignon-blanc bens-reserve-pinot-noir chateau-montlau-rouge clos-des-lunes-blanc
Wine quallies: WSET 3

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Jose
Gorey Sales 

Role:
Looking after the customer in the Gorey shop
Interests:
The world
Likes:
Everybody
Dislikes:
The cold
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?:
Chancre crab
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?:
The Team
What is your most diverse achievement?:
I know a Vulcan from a Klingon. Watched TOS 5 times.
Which are your most favoured wines?:
Old World Style
Wine quallies:
WSET L3

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Paulo Dias
Warehouse Manager



Role: Managing the warehouse operations 
Interests: 
Foraging and fishing
Likes: 
Family and friends 
Dislikes: 
tomato juice/soup
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: 
Pine mushrooms, one of the world's most expensive mushrooms 
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: 
The wine!
Which are your most favoured wines?: s
weet and aromatic white wines and a soft juicy reds 

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Armelle Malignani
Trades Sales Advisor



Role: working closely with our trade customers: advising on wine list, wine specials, new products coming out and providing training.
Interests:
 Culture.
Likes:
 New Experiences – being out of my comfort zone.
Dislikes: 
Cheap cling film.
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?:
seared Foie Gras & Sauternes  (recently tasted Château d’Yquem 1983 which was perfection!)
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: 
Expanding my knowledge of wine.
What is your most diverse achievement?: 
Being a Jury member of the Child Youth and Community Tribunal for 3 years (in Guernsey)
Which are your most favoured wines?: 
Pinot Noir from Germany.
Wine quallies: 
currently studying WSET Level 3.

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Viv Pallot
Retail Sales Advisor (Part-Time)



Role:
Meet, greet and assist … and a bit of everything behind the scenes
Interests: Keeping fit, brass band music, travelling, cloud formations
Likes: Optimistic people, sunshine, my husband’s cooking
Dislikes: Mosquitoes, junk food, ‘moaning minnies’
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: A freshly caught fish, barbecued and served up on a tropical island
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: The opportunity to give our wonderful customers top-class service, team camaraderie, the daily physical exercise
What is your most diverse achievement?: Being invited to join the national board of directors of American Mensa after doubling the membership in New Orleans.
Wine quallies: Eight years' experience selling wines and spirits (does that count?). Running the Australian Wine Society in Calgary in the 1990s. 


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Maddie Walkden
Sales & Events



Job Title: Sales and Events
Role: Ensuring guests have a great experience in our shops and at our events.
Interests: Reading, Cycling, Skiing, yoga and travelling
Likes: Sunshine and good food
Dislikes: Alarm Clocks and Peanut butter
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: I’m a sucker for a Jam doughnut and foie gras. Not together mind…
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: Discovering new favourite wines and working with a great team of people.
What is your most diverse achievement?: I used to be a ski instructor in Canada
Which are your most favoured wines?: Fruity Pinot Noirs and most sparkling wines
Wine quallies: WSET Level 3



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Carol Smith
Retail Sales Advisor



Role: 
Helping people
Interests: 
Wine, food and travel
Likes:
 Happy people
Dislikes: 
Grumpy people
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: 
Mmmmmm...I like food too much to pick one thing!
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: 
Such a sociable environment and I know so many people who come into the shop
What is your most diverse achievement?: 
I once cooked for the then NZ Prime Minister
Which are your most favoured wines?: New Zealand wines.
Having lived in New Zealand for 25 years, my wine experiences from Otago to Waiteke Islands and in between are extensive.


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Fiona Parslow
Administrator



Role: Helping to make Dunells run smoothly
Interests:
kayaking, cycling, walking
Likes:
Nature
Dislikes:
Traffic jams
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?:
Depends what mood I’m in but always love picky food like mezzé or tapas
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?:
Variety, it is the spice of life!
What is your most diverse achievement?:
I made it down the Olympic mountain bike track in Essex (on my bike!) and survived in one piece.
Which are your most favoured wines?:
Rioja and gewurztraminer
Wine quallies:
WSET Level 3

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Mike Wright
Administrator and Events


Role: Organising events, administrating and looking after customers in the shop
Interests: Reading,walking, eating, good TV, wine (of course) particularly sweet wines 
Likes: Learning new things, the ocean, mist/fog/snow and seeing my friends
Dislikes: Parking costs, wind and rain combined
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: Easy… Beef Wellington with truffle mashed potatoes
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?:  I like my colleagues and I’m learning all the time
What is your most diverse achievement?: Dive Master qualification
Which are your most favoured wines?: Rioja and sweet wines such as Sauternes, plum Sake & Icewine
Wine quallies: WSET level 2. Currently studying for level 3 

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Michelle Gregory
Administrator




Role:  Processing orders from shop, trade and online customers, and providing the best customer service possible. Basically all things office related!
Interests: Good food & wine, Sailing
Likes:
I love the beach and the ocean, and spending time with my family and friends
Dislikes: Insincerity
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?:
Sea Bass with Jersey Royals and a nicely chilled bottle of Albarino
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: 
Working for a local, family run business with such a great team
What is your most diverse achievement?:
Travelling, and all the amazing places I’ve been to.
Which are your most favoured wines?:
The best wine I have tasted recently was an L.A.S VINO Margaret River Chardonnay, but I also love Loire Valley whites, and Provencal Roses.

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Sarah Mitton
Administrator




Role:
Helping lovely customers and colleagues with drinks orders, deliveries and accounts management
Interests: Nature, photography, music and cooking
Likes: Inspirational people
Dislikes: ‘Half-glass empty’ people
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: Roasted garlic spread on warm homemade bread with balsamic vinegar
What do you like about working at Dunell’s?: So many lovely characters
What is your most diverse achievement: Living in Sweden; stunning nature, berry and chanterelle picking, enjoying the snow in -25 temperatures, snow-scootering and ice-fishing…
What are your most favoured wines? Malbecs and newly discovered Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel


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Celso Dias
Assitant Manager Warehouse & Driver


Role: Assiting and driving
Interests:
Football              
Likes:
Playing football
Dislikes:
not having anything to do
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?:
Espetada/Picadinho
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?:
meeting and getting to know people
What is your most diverse achievement?:
Buying a property last year
Which are your most favoured wines?:
Red

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Andy Broadhurst
Warehouse/Driver



Role: Delivery Driver
Interests: Sailing, Motor Cycle Racing, Wildlife
Likes: Dining out, walking (was one of the 6 who did the very first Itex Walk and I completed 12 more)
Dislikes: Inconsiderate drivers
If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?: Bacalhau a Bras
What do you like about working for Dunell’s?: People I work with. Also, everyone is always happy to see me when I ring their doorbell with a delivery!
What is your most diverse achievement?: I begun my career in 'IT' at the age of 17 in Bermuda where I was brought up.  After gaining various qualifications I eventually moved to Jersey in 1981 and continued to work a total of 43 years providing help and technical support and training to other staff members of all nationalities and from all walks of life.
Which are your most favoured wines?: Riesling Spatlese Blue.

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