About Rack and Ruin
Rack and Ruin, born in 2004, was and still is
Richard Greaves and Lesley Wood.
Richard, an experienced London chef and latterly Landlord and Lesley, predominately with a background in the print industry based in sales and purchasing roles. After having purchased a property together in 2001, which was in need of extensive and sympathetic renovation both gave up their careers to put their hearts and souls into the house project. After many months the property was almost complete. However the dining room was missing something very important, a wine rack.
Richard had an idea of what he wanted and looked extensively to purchase one or even to commission one, without success. Consequently, after possibly one glass of wine too many one evening, the decision was made to try to make one, deciding it may also be a business opportunity. After eighteen months trying both successfully and unsuccessfully (with a very busy log burner), Rack and Ruin was established. Their first event was attended, with a fabulous response and the rest is history, as they say!