Several major wine producers are now using an NFC solution from eProvenance to monitor the temperature of their wine during shipment and storage, according to Point of Sale News.
The eProvenance solution uses NFC sensors from Near Field Solutions, which are embedded into wine casks to keep a record of temperatures, origin, history and other authenticity information. These sensors can be read with a handheld scanner or smart phone to ensure the quality of wine is maintained from the shipping pallet to the store shelf.
Bottles can also be individually tagged, enabling consumers with NFC phones to access temperature information, as well as a video from the winemaker with a simple tap.
“We envision adding an NFC sensor inside each case to monitor the temperature for 15 years, allowing consumers with an NFC phone to read the entire temperature history with one click,” explained eProvenance founder Eric Vogt. “The potential to connect with our consumers and to safeguard their wine is tremendous.”
Napa-based wine supply chain specialist WTN Services recently tested the solution on a ground shipment from California to Texas, and according to Vice President & General Manager Chris Edwards, eProvenance showed them where their pallets were being mishandled and exposed to heat.
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