Anita O’Connell, Trainer, National Off-licence Association
If she was a wine she'd be perfect for any occassion! Anita describes herself "sensitive and spontaneous with a blend of fun loving flavours." She loves Guinness ads, but prefers a Corona to the black stuff.
15 August 2009 | 0
Your favourite off-licence?
How do you describe yourself?
Sourced from premium Irish grapes, I am sensitive and spontaneous with a blend of fun loving flavours, displaying cheeky characteristics and can be enjoyed at any meal
What’s your favourite drink?
An ice cold chardonnay or Corona with lime
What’s your favourite drink brand, outside of any brands you may represent, and why?
Carlsberg, their ads are brilliant
Should drink ads be limited/banned, why/why not?
Limited but the majority of people will make their drink choices irrespective of drink ads. I love the Guinness ads but don’t like Guinness!
What piece of legislation would you introduce/change?
Definitely mandatory ID and training for off-licensed staff
The best gift you ever received?
My two girls and my health
What possession could you not live without?
What was your first job?
Sales assistant in the local pharmacy. I was about sixteen but it wasn’t my forte as I nearly sold someone wart ointment for a mouth ulcer
What’s the worst ad ever?
Italia ’90 Opel ads with the “Put the boot in” strapline
What’s your favourite drink ad at the moment?
Guinness celebrating 250 years. So original and makes me laugh every time
Country & western or rock ‘n roll?
Definitely rock ‘n roll
Who is inspirational in the Irish trade?
Reggie, she’s the nicest person I’ve ever worked for
What (if anything) was the last thing you bought on the Internet?
Flights to Portugal
What’s your favourite food?
Wine or beer?
What makes you laugh?
My family crack me up and stand-up comedy
“You’re awful but I like you”
Who (out of anyone in the whole world alive or dead) would you most like to have drinks with?
Dara O’Briain and his team from “Mock the Week”