What about…Emma O’Sullivan, United Wine Merchants?

Emma O'Sullivan, United Wine Merchants
Emma O'Sullivan, United Wine Merchants

Honest, hard-working, and a self-confessed organisation freak, Emma O'Sullivan agrees with Fergal Quinn that the customer should always be king



17 June 2010

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What’s your job title?

National sales manager

Your favourite off-licence?

O’Briens Wine Off-Licence – Donnybrook branch

How do you describe yourself?
Honest and hard-working, and an organisation freak!

What’s your favourite drink?
Glass of Antoine Mouiex Tetre Saint Jacques St Emillion!

What’s your favourite drink brand, outside of any brands you may represent, and why?

Innocent Smoothies – great tasting brand made for all the right reasons

Should drink ads be limited/banned, why/why not?
I think those advocating limiting or in the extreme cases banning drinks advertising are looking for a quick fix to the complex problem of binge drinking. I think a more shared approach from Government level down would help address the issue.

What piece of legislation would you introduce/change?

I would introduce new holiday legislation to increase statutory holiday entitlement

The best gift you ever received?
A book for organising my recipes. I regularly tear out recipes and have a drawer full of paper and magazine cut-outs, which some day I will organize into said recipe book…

What possession could you not live without?
My mobile phone

What was your first job?

A lounge-girl in my local pub, The Steering Wheel in Clondalkin.

What’s the worst ad ever?
The ad for the Irish Horseracing Authority with Hector – he drives me round the twist!

What’s your favourite drink ad at the moment?

Diet Coke – “Hello You” campaign – the adverts are fantastic.

Country & western or rock ‘n roll?
Country & western

Who is inspirational in the Irish trade?
Fergal Quinn, I too believe the customer should always be king, or queen for that matter…

What (if anything) was the last thing you bought on the Internet?
A jumper from Asos – which I hate and will never wear!

What’s your favourite food?

Anything Italian

Wine or beer? Wine

What makes you laugh? My boyfriend!

Favourite insult? Loser!

Who (out of anyone in the whole world alive or dead) would you most like to have drinks with?
Tom Dunne, he is absolutely hilarious



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