Online wine platform shuts down abruptly

Case receives 5 complaints from subscribers against The French Cellar in the past week

Citing "difficult business circumstances", The French Cellar announced on its Facebook page on Tuesday that it had ceased operations on Monday and is in the process of voluntary liquidation.
Citing "difficult business circumstances", The French Cellar announced on its Facebook page on Tuesday that it had ceased operations on Monday and is in the process of voluntary liquidation.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

An online wine subscription platform here has shut down abruptly, leaving customers in the lurch with unfulfilled subscription plans amounting to thousands of dollars.

The French Cellar, once touted as the first wine subscription e-commerce platform in Asia, announced on its Facebook page on Tuesday that the move was due to "difficult business circumstances".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2019, with the headline 'Online wine platform shuts down abruptly'. Print Edition | Subscribe