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What is a Smart Bottle and how to interact with it

What is Smart or Connected Packaging ?

Connected packaging does more than holding and preserving the product, it bridges the physical product with its digital aspect of it.


Connected packaging leverages QR codes, NFC tags, barcodes, or image recognition to enable users to access relevant content, through the web.


These advanced connected packaging technologies enable brands to enhance the interaction of consumers with their products.


What does NFC stand for?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication

How does NFC technology work?

NFC technology allows wireless communication between devices in close proximity. When an NFC-enabled smartphone is brought near an NFC tag or chip embedded in the bottle, the NFC antenna in the phone picks up the signal, enabling data transfer or interaction.

What is an NFC enabled Smart Bottle?

An NFC-enabled bottle is a regular wine or spirits bottle that incorporates Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, allowing users to interact with digital content by tapping their NFC-enabled smartphone or device on the bottle.

How to interact with a Smart Bottle? How to tap a Smart Bottle?
NFC enabled Android Phone or iPhone natively without the need to download any additional app.


Interacting with a Smart Bottle has never been easier! You need to have an NFC-enabled phone (android or iPhone)  and follow these 3 simple steps!


  1. Activate the NFC reader on your phone
  2. Bring your mobile close  to the NFC Chip on the bottle
  3. Tap!


Live a digital experience around wine and spirits.


You can also check this video on how to tap an NFC-enabled bottle.

What can I do with an NFC-enabled bottle?

With an NFC-enabled bottle, you can access a variety of digital content such as: digital sommelier, useful product information, tasting notes, winemaker details, food pairing suggestions, promotions, and more. It enhances the overall consumer experience and provides additional information about the product.

Do I need any special equipment or apps to use NFC-enabled bottles?

No, you don't need any special equipment or apps. All you need is an NFC-enabled smartphone or device that supports NFC functionality.

Can I use NFC-enabled bottles with my smartphone?

Yes, NFC-enabled bottles are designed to be compatible with NFC-enabled smartphones. Simply tap your phone on the bottle to initiate the NFC interaction.

Do I need any special equipment to use NFC-enabled bottles?

No, you don't need any special equipment. All you need is an NFC-enabled smartphone or device that supports NFC functionality.

Are NFC-enabled bottles compatible with all smartphones?

Most modern smartphones support NFC technology. However, it's always recommended to check if your specific smartphone has NFC capabilities.

How do I activate NFC on my smartphone?

The process to activate NFC may vary depending on your smartphone's operating system. Generally, you can find the NFC settings in your phone's settings menu. Enable NFC by toggling the switch to "On" or "Enable NFC."

How long does the NFC technology last on the bottle?

NFC technology has a long lifespan and can typically last for 10 years without degradation, as it is a passive technology that doesn't require a power source.

Can NFC-enabled bottles help reduce wine fraud?

NFC-enabled bottles have the potential to assist in reducing wine fraud. By implementing unique identifiers and authentication features in the NFC technology, consumers can verify the authenticity of the bottle and access information about its provenance, reducing the risk of counterfeit products.

Are NFC-enabled bottles eco-friendly?

NFC-enabled bottles can contribute to eco-friendliness by reducing the need for additional printed materials. Instead of relying on physical labels or brochures, the NFC technology allows brands to provide digital content, minimizing waste and promoting sustainability.

Can I purchase NFC-enabled bottles online?

Yes, NFC-enabled bottles can be purchased online, just like regular wine or spirits bottles.

All NFC enabled wine bottles have a Buy Now button which enables the direct order of the wine bottle. 

About the Platform

What is a Direct-to-Consumer platform

A Direct-to-Consumer platform is a platform where you order your products directly from the producer.


The producer is responsible to handle your order and the products are shipped to you directly from the wine producer to your doorstep. 

What is the Unvierre Smart Bottle platform?

The Unvierre Smart Bottle platform is a technology solution that integrates smart features into  wine and spirits bottles enabling various functionalities such as tracking, authentication, and interactive consumer experiences.

How does the Unvierre Smart Bottle platform work?

The Unvierre Smart Bottle platform utilizes technologies like NFC (Near Field Communication) to provide a unique digital identity to each bottle. This identity allows for tracking, authentication, and interaction with the bottle using smartphones or other compatible devices.

What can I do with the Unvierre Smart Bottle platform?

With the Unvierre Smart Bottle platform, you can access information about the product, such as its origin, production methods, and tasting notes. You can also engage in interactive experiences, participate in loyalty programs, and receive personalized recommendations.

Are all bottles on this platform tagged with NFC tags?

The answer is YES.


All items on the Univerre | Smart Bottle platform are tagged with NFC (Near Field Communication) tags. This makes the products unique and identifiable.

Do I need to download an app?

No mobile app is required to be downloaded.


The Smart Bottle platform web platform is fully responsive to any device.  It will give you a mobile-like experience on any mobile device only by searching through the browser. 

What happens after tapping an NFC enabled bottle?

After tapping an NFC-enabled bottle, you will be redirected to a Landing Page for that specific product and you will be able to enjoy wine through a digital experience. 


    1. Digital Sommelier to describe the wine 
    2. Possibility to order that specific wine bottle in one click 
    3. Valuable information about the wine bottle and production
    4. Exclusive offers!
What are digital experiences?

In the recent past,  the consumption of wine had been relatively traditional and physical.


Nowadays,  many companies are working on bringing the digital experience of wine tasting. Where users can access virtual information and exclusive content about the product through an online platform. 

Order payment and deliveries

Is buying on the platform safe ?

Buying on the Univerre Smart Bottle platform is completely safe and the process is regular as in any e-commerce store. The only difference is that the bottle you will receive has an embedded NFC tag on it, to enable digital interaction with your bottle.


Your wine or spirit bottles are shipped directly from the producer. There are no wholesalers or retailers involved in the order-shipping process. 

Are the vendors accounts verified?

All producer accounts are verified prior to operating on the platform.  


All wine producers selling on the platform are producers that have a real established wine-making business, with a physical location. 

What payment methods are available?

Available payment methods are as follows:


    • Master Card
    • Visa
    • American Express
    • Apple Pay
    • Google Pay
    • Bank Transfer
What is the minimum order quantity for each product?

On the product detail page of the products, you will see the minimum order quantity for each product.


The minimum order quantity is based on the packaging of the wine bottles and is usually 6 bottles. However, the minimum order quantity might vary for different products. 

How are the products shipped?

Products are shipped by the producers, through their shipment partners. 


Please note the delivery times which you see on the checkout are estimated. Due to the involvement of shipping partners, the product might not always be shipped at the stated time. 

Where is my order shipped from?

All orders on this platform are shipped directly by the producer and therefore they are shipped from the winery where the wine is produced. 


If you are interested to know the location of the vendor/producer on their company profile you will be able to get the information about the address of the producer. 

How much are the delivery costs?

The delivery costs are added to the order price. The vendors on the platform offer uniform flat shipping rates. The flat rates for shipments in Switzerland are as follows:


    • Up to 4 bottles – 11.95 CHF Flat Rate 
    • Up to 6 bottles – 16.5 CHF Flat Rate
    • 6 – 12 bottles –  23.05 CHF Flat Rate

However, the vendor reserves the right to decide or change the shipping fees by applying new/different shipping fees on his store. 

What are the delivery times for my order?

The estimated delivery times of orders is between 2 to 4 working days.


As your orders are shipped directly from the wine producer, the responsibility of the order delivery remains on the wine producer. Univerre does not guarantee delivery times of products unless explicitly stated. 


Should you have any questions related to your order. You need to directly contact the wine producer through your vendor account.

How to track the status of my order?

If you have created a customer account, you can track your order through your customer account. 


If you have ordered as a guest, you will receive an email with a link that allows you to track your order.


Another way to track your order is to click on the Order Tracking Page, and enter there your order details. 

Who to contact for questions related to order status?

If you have any questions related to the order status and any questions related to the order in general, you should contact directly the producer. 

Returns and refunds

I have received wrong product what should I do?

If you have received the wrong product, please communicate this to the producers/vendor as soon as possible, to organize the returns of the products. 


You have 14 days from the date when you received your order.


If you cannot find a resolution with the vendor please contact us at hello@smartbottle.univerre.ch or through our contact form. Please note that Univerre is not authorized to receive any returns.

Which products can be returned?

You can only return orders with the wrong products.

In what forms are returns refunded?

Refunds will only be made in the form of Gift cards/Store Credits that can be used only on this platform. 


As per our GTC, you will not receive a refund. All returns will be issued in the form of a Coupon by the vendor that can be used to purchase from the same vendor on the Smart Bottle Platform. 


Should you wish to use the coupon to purchase from another vendor on the platform, please contact us at hello@smartbottle.unvierre.ch

How do I return products?

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