When organising major events for the Army's National Charity we are constantly looking to provide our supporters with the highest quality food and wines. As our mission is to raise the maximum in terms of fund-raising, we rely on finding suppliers who offer the best value for money without compromise to quality.
At ABF The Soldiers' Charity we have used Viva Vino for over 10 years to provide wines for all our events. The quality we receive is consistent and the service in providing wines pre-chilled together with FOC glassware takes the hassle out of the process. I would highly recommend Chris and his team for your next function.
Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) David Young TD JP Chairman, ABF The Soldiers' Charity, Leicestershire & Rutland Committee Event Service
I can not speak high enough about the great service I have just received from Chris at Viva Vino, I was hosting a party for 150 people. Chris supplied me with an excellent choice of wine at superb prices, he delivered the wine CHILLED on the day of the party along with glasses, all the wine was supplied on a SALE or Return basis which was great not knowing hoe many bottles would get drunk. All Glasses and unopened bottles were collected the next day - I will be USING your services AGAIN!
Graeme ough Event Service
Wonderful service with a chance to taste and choose. Delivered spot on time and sale or return leftovers collected the next day. When organising a party, this hassle-free service is a must! Also, a big bonus to be able to return glasses dirty. I can highly recommend Viva Vino.
Peter Kottler Event Service
Thank you so very much Viva Vino for the amazing quality pink fizz and flutes supplied for my daughter's birthday party. My husband also was very impressed with the beer options for the men. We have used ( and will continue to use ) Viva Vino for parties before. The options of free glasses, no need to wash them up, sale or return (to be honest the option is there but we haven't needed it as Chris always gets the quantity needed just right) are perfect. Chris has an excellent price range to suit our budget and his service is 100%. On time and chilled... perfect.
Joanne Richardson Event Service
A really good service with two essential ingredients: good wine and enthusiasm. No party is complete without Viva Vino!
Richard Ongley Event Service
I have known Chris Richardson and his company Viva Vino for the past 18 months in which time he has provided wines and his excellent services for two wine-tasting events in our village and to my own daughter's wedding.
What I have learned about Chris in that short time is that he is a man full of passion for his business and its products, and that he is always willing to go the extra mile to provide an outcome which will delight his clients.
For our wedding he provided a personal wine-tasting session at our home which proved to be very helpful, informative and fun. And even when, after tasting a dozen or so great wines, we were still looking for something different on the white he went back to the market and found us just what we fancied. In the end we had a super selection of Cremont, Rose, Whites and Reds which went down a storm!
There is however much more to his service than great wines – for example, judging volumes for 160 guests can be tricky but Chris agreed a reasonable buffer which he supplied on a sale or return basis which helped manage the cost and made the process so much easier. He was able to supply glasses for all the wines, and even went further to provide glass-ware for drinks he was not even supplying !
On the weekend of the big day all the wines were supplied the evening before in cooler boxes where necessary which kept them just right for over 24 hours. He even provided something to cool beers in – again when he wasn’t selling us beer.
What could be done to lighten the load of a busy weekend was done – always willingly and with a smile.
All in all we found the experience of working with Viva Vino to be excellent.
Tom Murie Event Service
I have used Viva Vino for a number of private functions and have always been impressed with the service provided. From Chris’s knowledge of wines, to the choices offered and the delivery and collection service of both wines and glasses, I would not hesitate in recommending Viva Vino for parties and opening events.
Gary Pedler Event Service
Viva Vino quality wine to your door step! What more can you ask for? Oh, yes when you have a party and use them to deliver wine, they will also deliver glasses and clear dirties the next day! Amazing service on every level :) Well done!!!!
Kamil Nykowski Event Service
Both red and white wines were excellent, thanks to Chris's careful help and suggestions, the bridal couple was delighted, and so was I (the father of the bride). Congratulations, Chris, on helping to make a superb contribution to the success of the occasion. Anyone organising an event should definitely include Viva Vino in it.
David Moss Event Service
The service from Chris at Viva Vino was excellent. He was extremely helpful in organising not only the wines but extra mixers etc. Our party was an 18th but with a cross section of adults and teenagers, so we were unsure of the amount that would be drank!! Chris was very helpful in guiding the wine choices - which were perfect, and great in giving guidelines on quantities. That said not all was consumed so the sale or return aspect was fantastic. Glass hire service good too - will definitely use again. Thanks Chris!!
Donna Jackson Event Service
Quality wines indeed. Absolutely delightful wines to compliment any occasion and not least of which is the event we organised as a networking group. Chris provided a very friendly service that included choosing the superb wines and delivery of free glasses and of course the free collection of the dirty glasses and unused bottles. Great all round service, highly recommended for anyone want to organise an event.
Stephen Castledine Event Service
Disclosure - I've known Chris a long time. But since he started Viva Vino, the service, range of wines and quality of pretty much everything we have had has been exceptional. Real value for money on the wines, some absolutely stunning wine which I would ordinarily never try and a delivery service which is really efficient, delivering from Leicestershire to London. Thanks.
Tom Morgan Wine Selection
When you meet Chris you quickly appreciate the passion and knowledge he has for wine. I explained what I had purchased before so Chris could gain an understanding of my taste. His suggestions were spot on and I have since purchased from him on many occasions. If you like wine I suggest you have a chat to Chris about your next purchase.
Mark Robinson Wine Selection
After trying some of Chris's wines at a wine tasting evening we found lots of favourites and keep adding to the list! They are fantastic! Really good quality and we know that if he recommends a wine to us, we're going to love it! We really look forward to our regular delivery! We especially love a glass or 2 of Malbec!
Helen Freestone Wine Selection
Have known Chris a while now and he is my go to man when I need my wine stocked up. Collected my new 12 today after only ordering it on Wednesday. I'm sure we will enjoy drinking this lot to.
Peter Turner Wine Selection
Chris is extremely knowledgeable and is very happy to share his expertise. He provided a particularly friendly yet professional service with the wine delivered on time. We were very happy with his recommendations, the quality of the wine and the value for money. We would highly recommend Viva Vino Quality Wines to our family and friends. Many thanks Chris!!
Gerard O'Halloran Wine Selection