Belfast Telegraph

Out of the office: Barry Rollins

MD of Fine & Co, Northern Ireland's first fine wine investment company. This summer he is organising Belfast Wine Festival at St George's Market, which takes place on Monday, August 29

Is the glass half full or half empty? It's always half full.

Culture vulture, sports fanatic or petrol head? None really but, at a push, culture vulture - good wine and good food are my passion.

Blockbuster, romcom, thriller, musical? Intense thriller.

Fiction or non-fiction? Wine and cookery books are my passion. At the moment I am reading The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M Christensen.

I'd rather be listening to... French jazz music.

Holidays at home or away? Both - it all depends on the weather. At home when it's good weather - our own wee country is a gem in the sun. When the wind is blowing and the rain is coming down in sheets a weekend in the south of France is great.

My favourite place outside of NI is... South of France.

The most dangerous thing I've ever done is... I'm a trained pilot so I guess flying at 500ft at 200mph is as dangerous as it gets.

How much tea or coffee do you drink in a day? Too much - I am an avid fan of good coffee.

I couldn't live without... Liquorice Confits - I have a packet per night.

A night in or a night out? A night in - having reached the grand old age of 32 nights making dinner is as rock and roll as it gets.

What's your poison? A cheeky Malbec is hard to beat.

Sweet or savoury? Definitely savoury - classic French is my favourite food.

What I enjoy most about being in business is... The daily challenge and knowing that you are in charge of your own destiny.

My childhood hero was... RAF pilots - it's what I wanted to do from an early age, but unfortunately my eyesight let me down.

If I didn't do my current job I'd be... A pilot.

What would you like your epitaph to be? I came, I saw, I played conkers ...

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