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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Wine Register – 'a spring chicken' but already plucked?

Ashley Blair Register

Invoice issued by The Wine Register 
to Wickens & Co Ltd, Hong Kong: 19th May 2015

On 5th January 2016 I received a second complaint about wine ordered from The Wine Register, which has not been delivered. Stephen Wickens of Wickens & Co Ltd of Hong Kong contacted me about an order for 12 bottles of Penfolds Grange ordered on 19th May 2015. To date Wickens has not received this wine. Recently he has been unable to contact Register. I received the first complaint about The Wine Register back in November 2015. 

'The Wine Register is a spring chicken in the wine world, especially in comparison to some of the giants of the trade. While we clearly aim to grow we see our youth and current size as a real advantage as we aim to bring you the best service we can while at the same time offering very competitive prices.'

The Wine Register was founded on 29th August 2013. 31 year-old Ashley Blair Register is the sole director and the registered office is Linden House Court Lodge Farm, Warren Road, Chelsfield, Kent, BR6 6ER – not far from Bromley. The share capital is £100 with Ashley Register as the sole shareholder. No accounts have been filed – the first accounts have been overdue since 29th May 2015. The latest annual return was, however, filed on 7th October 2015.

However Ashley Register appears to have disappeared into the wastes of Chelsfield. Not only can Wickens not contact Register but nor can his storage company. I sent Ashley Register an email asking about the undelivered 2001 Grange – no response to date. 

Prior to setting up The Wine Register Register's Linkedin account cites working for Quintessentially Wine from 2009 to 2011 and Bordeaux Wine Investments from October 2011 to July 2013.
So although The Wine Register is a 'spring chicken' it looks as though it has already been plucked! 

The Wine Register Ltd, was wound up in the High Court on 25th January 2016 following a petition presented by one of the company's creditors on 11th December 2015.


1 comment:

  1. He owes me a case of 12 Biondi Santi

    Anybody have an address for him ??