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Chris Richardson

About Chris 

So who is the Jolly Good Chap in the pink? And why is he so good at what he does? The simple answer:

Passionate about wine and food.

I was lucky enough to grow up being taken to many restaurants, at the age of 14, I was washing glasses in the back of a pub, I went to college (Southfields Leic.) and studied Hotel Management & Catering, I then landed my first restaurant managers job in 1993. Jump to 2015 and avoid me telling you about working on cruise liners, backpacking around the world working as a chef, a waiter, a pot washer, then winning awards for bars and restaurants in my home city of Leic, owning two pubs (Rutland & Leics) and running a Deli – because if I did tell you the story it would take a lot of bottles of wine to get through!

In brief, my life has always been about food, wine, fun and laughter. In 2009 I was first introduced to Viva Vino, in 2011 I married Emily with Viva Vino supplying the wine and doing the catering myself for our marquee wedding of 150 guests. In 2015 I purchased Viva Vino and today in 2020, I live just outside Harborough with my wife and two daughters and I sell Jolly Good Wine!

Get in touch for a glass!


Get in touch

I love hearing about celebrations, events and chatting wine, so if you want to chat, call the cellar on 01536 770707, or call or message Chris on 07889 757660.

You can also fill in the form or email me at chris@vivavino.co.uk