Wine service The French Cellar closes, leaving customers who paid thousands high and dry

Subscribers to The French Cellar would receive two different wines every month along with wine-tasting notes, with monthly subscription fees for 12-month plans ranging from $88 to more than $200. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/THE FRENCH CELLAR ASIA
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SINGAPORE - An online local wine subscription platform 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 (May 28) that business would cease owing to "difficult business circumstances".

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