Hong Kong-based wine importer and distributor Grand Cru Cellar (GCC) has announced plans to enter the non-fungible token (NFT) industry.
Following the completion of the plan, GCC will become the first wine distributor in Asia to offer a wine NFT. The move will also potentially revolutionise the wine industry in Asia through blockchain and NFT technologies.
The company announced that the wine NFTs would be developed in a strategic partnership with SOLARR, Asia’s first decentralised NFT-Fi platform.
Alex Lee, Founder and CEO of SOLARR, said, “SOLARR’s NFT-as-a-Service (NFTaaS) takes the complication out of NFT-commerce. Our one-stop, end-to-end NFT services offer a highly efficient way for GCC’s wine collections to be auctioned off, eliminating the need for buyers to attend physical auctions.”
The NFTs will include a collection of exclusively designed NFTs representing 360 bottles of Château Margaux fine wine spanning 30 vintages from 1978 to 2007 in the winery’s history.
According to GCC, NFT holders can exchange the NFTs for physical bottles of wines and once redeemed, the NFTs will be destroyed to mark their redemption. Meanwhile, the physical wine bottles will be safely stored until the wine NFT has been redeemed.
GCC further added that these wine NFTs can be traded can be freely traded on SOLARR’s NFT-commerce platform or even given as gifts to family and friends.
Mic Wong, the NFT project representative at Grand Cru Cellar, said, “NFTs will help to increase the liquidity and price discovery of high-end fine wines. The auction market for these fine wines has always existed, but if the bidding flow is low, the wine’s value will be locked up due to a lack of bids.”
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