A curious thing: having checked the Wine Investment Association website it seems that Culver Street Trading are no longer a registered member but that another company of which Hugo Rose (chairman of the Wine Investment Association) has miraculously taken its place. On further investigation, it seems that Culver Street are now in liquidation
So, the chairman's company is in liquidation and ghas been replaced by the WIA by another company he has an interest in. This raises many questions, least of which is, if Amphora Portfolio Management, who's membership has been "pending" for almost two years have not in that time had their audit and passed their initiation into the association, how on earth have this new company had the time to suddenly pass the audit? Have the WIA simply sneaked this company in through the back door? And is it a glowing recommendation of the WIA that the chairman of the association's company has gone into liquidation?'