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Oliver Pinel

Gorey Shop Manager & Purchasing

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I was born in Jersey and am the eldest son of Managing Director Neil and Website & Marketing Manager Jane Pinel. I’ve had the pleasure of working at Dunell’s on odd-jobs whilst growing up, ranging from seasonal work on the shopfloor to working part-time with the team at Dunell’s Warehouse. However, this is my first time working full-time at the shop, assisting trade and learning the job of purchasing. I’ve enjoyed previous retail jobs at Waitrose Rue de Pres, where I was able to build my confidence with customers and learn the ins and outs of retail as an industry. I aim to bring my previous experiences and skills gained into my new role and endeavour to build the business’ profile and create relationships with customers new and old.

What is your role?

Gorey Shop Manager & Purchasing

What are some of your interests outside work?

Outside of work I run the Instagram account @thespiritofbeaumontjsy, where I review and recommend my absolute favourite wines and whiskies. I have a huge passion for spirits so documenting my journey and helping educate those around me is a big part of my life. Further, I enjoy photography, playing darts and watching Formula 1 (I haven’t missed a race since the start of the 2019 season!)

If you could be served any food/dish, what would it be?

Roast lamb, yorkshires, honey glazed carrots and parsnips, swede mash, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry jelly. Easy answer...

What do you like about working for Dunell’s?

Working for a family business feels incredibly special to me, especially being 5th in a generation of wines & spirits lovers with passion as the driving force behind what we do. Despite my isolation out at Gorey, the banter with colleagues is brilliant, I love popping by to say hello on my way to work and laughing with the staff. I also love the opportunity Dunell's has provided me this year, having enrolled me on 3 WSET courses and provided me the opportunity to work at The Whisky Exchange in Fitzrovia for work experience!

What is your most diverse achievement?

Camera in hand and whilst pouring with rain I headed to the harbour to capture the French Fishing Blockade 2021. I was very fortunate that one of my images of the French protestors was picked up by 7 major newspapers and landed slap-bang on the front page the morning-after. I ended up published in the Yorkshire Post, the Daily Mail, the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Jersey Evening Post and the Independent. The whole shebang led to me being interviewed by the late Gary Burgess and appearing on ITV Channel TV!

Which are your most favoured wines and spirits?

Having been in the business for nearing on a year, my knowledge and preferences have become more refined over time. Presently below are 3 of my favourite wines and 3 of my favourite spirits!

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CATHERINE MARSHALL Pinot Noir on Clay Soils 2021 Bottle VEG/VGN Image
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Elgin | 75cl

£17.95

75cl
Minus 1 Add
GRAN ENEMIGO Cabernet Franc 'Agrelo' Single Vineyard  2016 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT Image
Red Still Wine | Argentina | Mendoza | 75cl

£54.95

75cl
Minus 1 Add
Biodynamic
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SESTI Brunello di Montalcino, Castello di Argiano 2016 Bottle (BIO) -  NO DISCOUNT Image
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Montalcino | 75cl

£59.95

75cl
Minus 1 Add