Guala Closures, a multinational Group, leader in the production of aluminium closures at international level, and Vigneti Massa, the historic winemaker located in the Tortonesi Hills in Piedmont, announce the launch of the first bottles with connected closures equipped with Nestgate NFC technology in Europe, reported Cointelegraph on January 24th.
Guala developed the technology with software company Compellio. By using an NFC-equipped smartphone against the wine bottle’s screw-cap, consumers can get every detail of the wine from the growing region, the vineyard, and the vine that the wine came from, plus tasting notes and expert reviews.
The authenticity of the wine can be verified as the connected closures are connected with a unique identification code for each bottle provided by the blockchain platform.
The NFC caps have already been presented in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Great Britain, Scandinavia, USA, Russia, Japan, Korea and Singapore and will be available from April 2020.
It follows the roll-out of similar closures and technology by wineries including Barossa Valley’s Seppeltsfield, Californian label Böen, and UK spirits giant William Grant & Sons.