The InTact overcap contains a near field communication (NFC) tag, which is designed to protect wines and spirits from counterfeiting and fraudulent refilling.
According to Wine Spectator magazine, an estimated 20% of wine sold worldwide is counterfeit.
Businesses or consumers can track or verify the authenticity of their wine bottle by using a near field communication (NFC) smartphone or device to tap the chip embedded in the tag.
Furthermore, the ready-to-cap solution does not require any change to existing bottling lines.
Selinko CEO Patrick Eischen said: “NFC technology will become inevitable in our day-to-day life. If you look at mobile payment for instance, 85% of transactions will be NFC-based by 2019.
"In the brand protection technologies market, InTact is paving the way to new possibilities for premium wines and spirits. InTact is intuitive, innovative, non-intrusive and aligned with market-connected age evolution.
“Compared to other long-term existing technologies, it doesn’t require any particular expertise on consumer or distributor’s side when it comes to identifying a visual marking as being original or fake. (I have) no doubt that InTact will change the anti-counterfeiting landscape.”
France-based winery Domaine Rebourseau will be the first to introduce its Grand Crus connected bottles, equipped with InTact technology, by early 2017.