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April 2006
Beyond the Wine Label
More versatile and powerful than a barcode, Smartcorq uses RFID technology to provide even more information about a wine's background.
by Mort Hochstein
By utilizing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, a wine's provenance, harvest information, flavor profiles and even suggested food pairings can be inscribed on a rice-sized chip that resides inside the cork. This chip supplements information normally found on a label. The technology is similar to the bar code in many ways-useful in warehousing and inventory control-however, because it is far more versatile and powerful than a bar code, RFID is making a rapid entry into retailing an...
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