Rémy Cointreau launches NFC tag enabled smart Louis XIII decanters

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From February 2019, every bottle of Rémy Cointreau‘s Louis XIII worldwide will be shipped with integrated NFC tags. The tags, built into the cork stopper will provide access to the LOUIS XIII society landing page.

Upon registration, this private club will offer bespoke services such as customised decanter engraving, pre-releases of limited editions, contact with a LOUIS XIII Personal Advisor for private tastings and ultimate experiences, and an invitation to network with LOUIS XIII Cognac connoisseurs registered all over the world.

NFC drinks brands starting to pour in

This release joins a growing number of drinks companies such as Malibu adding NFC tags to their products. What is interesting is that this isn’t the first time that Rémy Cointreau have added NFC tags to their bottles, having done it back in 2015 with their Rémy Martin NFC connected bottle. One of primary differences between then and now is that the focus in 2015 was on authenticity, whereas now it’s very clearly being positioned as a marketing/user interaction strategy.