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Events

It will still be a little while yet before we can have suppliers, wine producers or winemakers easily pop over to Jersey and visit us here at Dunell's in person. Thankfully, technology has allowed us to maintain 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.

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Of course, we hope we will be able to re-commence our in-house programme as soon as possible but until then, we will continue with the zoom tastings. Interestingly it has 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.

Our virtual tastings have been so successful that even when we recommence tastings in-house again, we will also offer the ability to join us from home at the same time for those that would prefer.

Save The Date

Save the Date!

Details will be released in due course. Please check our website. Please call us on 736418 to register your interest or email kasia@dunells.com 


Friday 17th September 2021
7-8:30pm - Sparkling wines blind tasting with Kasia (at Beaumont) – limited numbers.

Friday 1st October 2021
7-8:30pm - Virtual Chapoutier (Rhone) tasting with Michel Chapoutier

Thursday 14th October 2021
7-8:30pm - Virtual tasting of superb South American curiosities with Laurie Webster


Thursday 4th November 2021
7-8:30pm - Virtual Vincent Girardin (Burgundy) tasting with Marco Caschera

Wine Education Courses - Gain your wine qualifications with Dunell's


WSET Level 1 is a one-day course is our private board room at Beaumont and will be run on Tuesday 19th October 2021.

The course is being led by award-winning Clare Whitehead who is the Head of Education of Liberty Wine Academy (named the Wine Educator of the Year for the fourth time in a row by International Wine Challenge).

WSET Level 1 (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is the internationally recognised course that provides basic knowledge of the wine industry for those who have an interest in wine appreciation.

In a fun and informative way you will learn about tasting techniques to help you build tasting experience, pairing wine and food, the main styles of wine and characteristics of well-known grape varieties. We will also taste a selection of 7 wines from our portfolio.

We will start at 9.40am with tea/coffee and croissants. The session will also include a delicious lunch of cheese and charcuterie before resuming teaching for the afternoon. The course will finish around 4.30pm with an exam (a multiple choice paper of 30 questions).

The course cost covers WSET examination fees, WSET course materials, tuition, all the equipment and wines during the course as well as water, of course.

£225 per person. Limited spaces. 






WSET Level 2 is a three-day course is our private board room at Beaumont and will be run from Wednesday 20th until Friday 22nd October 2021.  

The course is being led by award-winning Clare Whitehead who is the Head of Education of Liberty Wine Academy (named the Wine Educator of the Year for the fourth time in a row by International Wine Challenge).

WSET Level 2 (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is the internationally recognised course that is followed by those who would like to learn more about wine as well as those entering the wine and hospitality industry.   

In a fun and informative way you will learn about tasting techniques to help you build tasting experience, pairing wine and food, still and sparkling wine production, most popular wine regions in the world and you will taste a broad selection of 54 wines over the 3 days. Level 2 can be comfortably achieved by those with little or no previous wine knowledge.

We will start every day at 9.40am with tea/coffee and croissants. Each session will include a delicious lunch of cheese and charcuterie before resuming teaching for the afternoon. The course will finish each day by 5pm.

Clare will cover the whole Level 2 syllabus but please note there will be additional revision exercises that you will be required to complete at home after each course day to make sure you are ready to sit the examination on the last day in the afternoon (a multiple choice paper of 50 questions).

The course cost covers WSET examination fees, WSET course materials, tuition, all the equipment and tasting samples you need as well as water. Course materials will be available for you to collect in advance and we recommend that you read them thoroughly before starting the course.

£595 per person. Limited spaces. 




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.
Tasting Packages

Private & Corporate Wine Tasting Packages

In addition to our comprehensive in-house tasting programme throughout the year, we also offer fully bespoke wine tasting experiences for private and corporate clients in our main tasting room at our Beaumont shop as well as at our town and Gorey shops. 

Ensuring your event is both memorable and enjoyable, we will endeavour to meet your requirements and with the help of our highly qualified hosts, wine tastings can be as informative as they are fun! We use Riedel wine glasses at all our tasting events and can also provide food.

Please download the brochure by clicking the link below to see our packages.

Private Dinners

Premium Wine Tasting Packages & Private Wine Dinners

As Covid restrictions start to ease we are now able to host our Premium Wine Tasting Packages and Private Wine Dinners again within our private boardroom at the Beaumont shop.

Our highly qualified team will put together your bespoke wine package to suit your budget and chosen theme* and we can also serve a fully bespoke menu together with the team from Will Gorman Catering & Private Dining. 

A sample menu is provided within the brochure. Please feel free to email events@dunells.com to discuss dates and requirements. 

*T&C's apply