From CSI Crime Scene to Vineyards and Wine Bottles - High Tech Traceability

Traceability is a term that is increasingly used, along with the assertion that "consumers want to know where stuff comes from." A New Zealand company is using technology familiar from TV police forensic programmes to help a super premium wine estate to give assurance about the provenance of its wines.

 

  • New Zealand firm, Oritain, is partnering with a super-premium winery in using forensic technology and QR codes to guarantee traceability of its single vineyard wines
  • The process, pioneered with products such as cotton, meat and apples, involves analysis of trace elements and isotopes in soil, grape and wine
  • Because these do not degenerate over time, the traceability remains effective throughout the life of the wine
  • The Oritain system does not rely on blockchain or RFTs but does not yet guarantee authenticity of individual bottles

 

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Blockchain’s Potential in the Wine Industry

An all-day forum presented various blockchain applications and their relevance to marketing. Michael Paul Kramer offers us a look to the most inspiring research and developments to come.

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With NFTs to the Metaverse

NFTs are the latest thing for the wine industry. In Germany, two new projects were launched this week, while a pair Italians have paid 2.5 million US$ for a bundle of NFTs including a magnum of NFT Champagne. But are NFTs just a step on the road to the Metaverse?

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Bordeaux Expert and Leading Champagne-Growers Launch NFTs

The relationship between NFTs and wine grows steadily closer. Now, it's the turn of an award-winning writer and Champagne growers with a cult following.

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Tokenization of Wine - Enabling an Extended Consumer Experience

While tokenization of assets such as wine is still in an early stage of its development, it is already of increasing economic importance. Michael Paul Kramer, Jochen Heussner and Prof. Dr. Jon H. Hanf of Geisenheim University report.

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Blockchain-based Tech Meets Fine Wine

VDP is adopting NFTs

Readers of last week’s Meininger’s articles on NFTs may be interested to learn that the new technology has been adopted by the VDP, the association that brings together Germany’s most illustrious wine producers.

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NFTs and Wine - The Long Read

Almost overnight, NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens have come from nowhere in the art world to become a market worth more than a quarter of the value of the US wine trade. Now they are moving into wine. In this extensive article, Robert Joseph attempts to throw some light on a very complex picture.

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NFTs and Wine: the Pros and Cons

The new technology platform which has already taken the art world by storm, is changing the way wine is traded. Will it open a path to new consumers? Robert Joseph reports.

Reading time: 8m 20s

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Kimberly Webb about the future of fine wine collecting.