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.
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.
Here's the first sniff of our first event for 2022. We held one of these tastings in 2021 and it was a roaring success, selling out in super quick time so we thought we'd hold another one. Please don't delay in securing your tickets. It'll be a blinder! Click on the image below to book.
Save the Date...
Friday 8th April 2022 - 7-8:30pm
Discover the Rhône Valley with Michael Chapoutier via zoom.
Please contact Kasia by emailing email@example.com for more information and to register your interest. Those who register will have first dibs on the tickets when they are released.
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!
Wine Education Courses in 2022
Following our very successful WSET courses held in 2021, we have now confirmed the next dates in 2022. The courses are 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) and are brilliant to gain an internationally recognised qualification in wine (as well as great bragging rights!). Why not gift one of these courses for Christmas? It's the gift that will definitely keep giving!
To find out more, please click on each image below.
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.
Premium Wine Tasting Packages & Private Wine Dinners
We are delighted to be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss dates and requirements.