In the last few years, the wine and spirits sector has been one of the favorite targets of fraudsters. Counterfeiting, refilling of authentic bottles, and parallel markets are recurrent problems. The rise in this type of fraud is partially related to the strong demand for wine and spirits on Asian markets.
Prooftag today offers a complete range of tools and services aimed at combatting counterfeiting and unofficial wine and spirits markets.
Our traceability and authentication solutions are currently being used for several millions of bottles from prestigious producers in France and in the United States:
The Bubble Tag™ has been adapted to the world of wine and spirits in collaboration with producers to authenticate bottles as well as their content.
Implemented by producers, these certification solutions give visible evidence of authenticity and integrity, which any person in possession of a bottle (distributor, consumer, expert, …) can check, before purchase or consumption.
Thanks to the marking solutions and the S.O.D.A. software suite developed by Prooftag for wine and spirits producers, you can supervise your entire production flow from the bottling stage to shipping. Each bottle is identified and followed individually, and at each stage of the packaging process.
We offer a software suite specifically designed for the management of wine and spirits production.
In order to adjust as precisely as possible to your technical and budgetary constraints, we take a modular approach, and compose the solution that you need.
This solution can be built and deployed in different stages. The software, together with the marking elements, the reading systems, and your production tools, enable you to follow each stage of the production process from the bottling operation up to shipping. S.O.D.A. software has been developed for use by vineyards on their production equipment, to allow for a real follow-up operation.
The Bubble Seal™, is made of a destructible film which reveals attempts to open the bottle. To verify the authenticity of bottle content, it is recommended that one checks the integrity of the seal. It will show signs of tampering (tearing or delamination) if anyone tries to remove it from the bottle, and any alteration of the color background will also appear as tamper evidence.
Prooftag creates a link between producers and consumers.
The Bubble Seal™ guarantees the authenticity and the integrity of products to the entire satisfaction of consumers. It brings detailed and dynamic information on the nature of the product. Each authentication sheet presents in detail the certified product, and the conditions and processes of production. This information is available in several languages to meet the needs of all publics. It can also evolve with time if the producer wishes to communicate recommendations to consumers. Consumers may themselves use the authentication system to post a taster’s comment to the producer.