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Aqua Maestro, The Source of Fine Water
 

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Featured Water

San PellegrinoSan Pellegrino
San Pellegrino mineral water flows from a thermal spring at the foot of a dolomite mountain wall towering above the Brembo River in the Italian Alps. The town of San Pellegrino Terme is located near Bergamo some 25 kilometers northeast of Milan.

Map of source of San Pellegrino, ItalyThe properties of San Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water were renowned as early as the 12th century. Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci visited the source while living in Milan. Da Vinci is credited with making the town of San Pellegrino® famous. He wanted to try its miraculous water, and in 1509, dedicated extensive studies and penned a lengthy treatise to water. Use of the water for therapeutic treatment, however, did not begin until the 18th century, due to the difficulties in reaching its remote location. An analysis first done in 1748 demonstrates a composition that is surprisingly similar to that of today.

In 1839, the San Pellegrino® Spring has become a renowned tourist location. The spa was created, and one can now relax their ills in the tubs, showers, adjacent spotless marble rooms and plentiful recreation areas.

In 1899, the societa Anonima delle Terme di San Pellegrino® was founded to commercialize the water. Over the course of the year, 35343 bottles were prepared, and 5562 of these were shipped. By 1908, almost 10 years later, San Pellegrino® was being distributed in all of the main European cities, as well as Cairo, Tangiers, Shanghai, Calcutta, the US, Brazil, Peru and as far away as Australia.

In 1999, San Pellegrino® Spa became part of Nestle Waters. In 2005 San Pellegrino hit a new record of over 500 million bottles sold all over the world. Today, San Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is the number two sparkling bottled water brand imported into the United States.

San Pellegrino 750mL/Glass - San Pellegrino 500mL/Plastic - Water of The Month

Water In The News

Would You Like To Become A Water Sommelier?

Michael Mascha and Martin Riese, two of the preeminent figures in the premium water category, recently started the Fine Water Academy to train and certify Water Sommeliers. A series of online courses are available to professionals and individuals who just want to know more about water. Aqua Maestro will be supplying waters for the guided tastings. The courses will take 1-3 months to complete depending on your dedication. If interested, please go to www.finewateracademy.com


15th Global Bottled Water Congress

Evian bottling facilityTour Evian’s newly refurbished carbon-neutral bottling facility, followed by two days of conference sessions, networking opportunities and a gala awards dinner. Delegates will hear from leading international and regional brands on market and strategic developments, as well as from other innovators and entrepreneurs helping to shape future market growth. Held by Zenith Global, October 22-24, 2018

Water Congress Sponsors


Zero Plastic Waste

That’s the vision of a new report completed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The report was created on behalf of a group of bottled water brands, including Danone, Nestlé, Suntory and others. The findings of the report although geared to the UK, can be applied anywhere.

Nestle Waters North America doubles household penetration

Poland WatersNestle Waters North America has seen household penetration double over the past year following a portfolio rebrand and the launch of a new range of flavored sparkling options. The company aims to transform every household that purchases its still water into one that buys its sparkling products, bringing new customers into the category and boosting sales.

How Does Drinking Water Change Your Body?

Science backs up the health benefits of water and how you maintain healthy fluid and oxygen levels through adequate intake! Below is a list of the benefits you’ll discover by passing on juice and wine for a while and embracing water as your drink of choice.
  1. Sharper Brain
  2. Supple Skin
  3. Joint and Spine Pain Reduction
  4. Heart Gets Stronger
  5. Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight
  6. Expel Toxins and Increase Your Immunity
  7. Get Regular
  8. Relieve Fatigue
  9. Avoid Headaches
For more detail about each topic, Click Here

Florence makes the community stronger

Hurricane Florence turned out to be more of a water disaster than a wind storm, and many local companies as well as National names all stepped up when the need arose.

Southeastern Grocers, Walmart, Sams Club, Food Lion, Krogers, Anheuser Busch, to name a few.

Anheuser Busch Water
Anheuser Busch donated over 300,000 cans of water to Hurricane Florence victims

Anheuser Busch Water
Cases of Nestle Water being unloaded.

Brands In The News

Beverage Companies Expanding

Last month, PepsiCo agreed to buy SodaStream International, an in-home “sparkling water” manufacturer, and Coca Cola stepped up to buy the coffee chain Costa, in the UK. Now Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. has agreed to buy Core Nutrition LLC, a maker of bottled waters and other drinks. Beverage companies are looking beyond their sugary soft drinks, and sales in the bottled water industry is now exceeding that of CSD’s (carbonated soft drinks). CORE Hydration is an ultra-purified water, however, and not one considered for Aqua Maestro.


Water Untouched In Puerto Rico

New photos have revealed millions of water bottles intended for survivors of Hurricane Maria sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than a year after the storm hit the island. The water bottles were delivered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but it is unclear why they were not distributed to residents and how they have been left sitting on the runway for a year.

Puerto Rico Untouched Water


Question To Ponder

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?


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Perrier is a naturally carbonated water, however the water and carbon dioxide are captured independently, and mixed together again during the bottling process.

Aquafina was originally sold in Wichita, Kansas in 1994, before becoming widely distributed across the US by PepsiCo.

Arrowhead Springs (purchased by Nestle, in 1987), is documented as early as 1820, and famous for its supposed curing powers in the 1880s.

Singer, Mary J. Blige insists on Fiji water "absolutely, positively must be FIJI" at room temperature in her dressing room.

There are almost 800 different brands of bottled water for sale in the United States.

 
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9/1/2018 12:00 AM By By Editor san pellegrino, evian limited edition, 2018,
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Featured Water

evian, Franceevian
At the heart of the Northern Alps lies the source of an all natural, perfectly pure water - evian. It all starts with rain and melting snow on the peaks of the Northern Alps, where each drop of evian water starts its 15+ year journey through layers of glacial sand that ends at evian's protected source on the shores of Lake Geneva. Through this process, the water is filtered naturally, without chemicals, giving evian the purity, mineral content, and taste that nature intended. Every day, samples are taken at over 20 different points between the protected catchment areas and the on-site bottling plant to ensure consistent quality.

Map of source of evian, FranceIn 1789, the Marquis de Lessert, discovered the Cachat Spring, evian's source, in the small town of evian-les-Bains on Lake Geneva. After spending several days drinking from the spring, the nobleman believed that the water aided in passing his kidney stones. News of the event soon spread and crowds gathered to sample the water to ease ailments. By 1878, the Dukes of Savoy issued the first bottling authorization for evian Natural Spring Water.

evian World Headquarters, FranceToday, evian is available in over 120 countries throughout the world and is still bottled exclusively at its protected natural spring source in evian-les-Bains. The water itself never changes, perfect and timeless.

Watch 2 Minute video on the origin of evian water
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evian 750mL/Glass - evian 500mL/Plastic - Water of The Month

Water In The News

Global Market Continues to Grow

BCC Research (Business Communications Company), a US based market research company has recently published a report indicating the Global Market for Bottled Water Products will continue to see a 10.8% annual growth through 2022. In terms of dollars, the bottled water market is expected to grow from $190 billion in 2016 reaching $342 billion in 2022.

  • Still water makes up the largest category, accounting for 65%

  • PET bottles account for the largest share in terms of packaging

  • By Distribution channel, supermarkets and hypermarkets lead the market at 54%

Rising concerns regarding the high sugars in carbonated soft drinks are shifting the consumer’s focus from flavored and carbonated soft drinks to flavored and carbonated bottled water.

The Global Market Consumption by Country
Rank Country Gallons
(millions)
1 China 25469
2 United States 13711
3 Mexico 8683
4 Indonesia 8158
5 Brazil 5795
6 India 5759
7 Thailand 3966
8 Germany 3132
9 Italy 2918
10 France 2446
Top 10 Subtotal 80035
All Others 19520
World Total 99556


Commissary Recalls Its Bottled Water
It’s happening everywhere, a recent recall of “Freedom’s Choice Water” due to the discovery of “potential impurities that exceed manufacturer’s standards.” Officials believe they have pulled all of the budget brand water from the shelves in stores across the system. There are no reports of any actual illness. Another reason we prefer “fine water.”

Freedom’s Choice Water

Competition For Bottled Mineral water?
Mitte, a startup company in Germany, has raised seed money for its new endeavor, producing mineral water in your own home. It is the “first of its kind smart home water system.” The product distills tap water, adds back trace minerals, and does so with reusable components. It has raised $10.6 million, including an investment from Danone Manifesto Ventures (the venture arm of Danone…parent company of evian, Badoit, Volvic and a host other brands).


London Has 20 New Water Fountains
In an effort to cut plastic waste and reduce single-use plastic bottles, London is encouraging people to refill rather than buy bottled water. “Refill London” has started with 20 locations although when they opened the project to shops and business, they received over 2000 applications.
rehydration station



Brands In The News

Boots Store Gets A New Shelf Stocker

Shoppers at Boots -Westfield store were surprised to find none other than Will Smith dressed as a store manager stocking shelves and handing out water. He was there as part of a launch for his new Just Water brand in the 800 strong Boots stores, located throughout the UK. Smith signed water bottles and mingled with the shoppers.
Will Smith dressed as a store manager


Question To Ponder

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food, or cat flavored dog food?


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Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Groundwater can take a human lifetime just to traverse a mile.

You need to drink 4-6 ounces of water for every 15-20 minutes of exercise.

If you lose 5% of your body’s fluid, you can find yourself facing heat exhaustion

Distilled water is intended to be used in processes where mineral buildup can cause problems, such as in running machinery or for cleaning, NOT for drinking.

 
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8/1/2018 10:06 AM By By Editor evian, evian spring water, 2018,
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Sole Water Twist Top
Buy One Get One Free
For a limited time, Exclusively for our Fountain Head readers - Aqua Maestro is offering Solé Still and Sparkling Water in a Buy One Get One FREE offer.

Combine a crisp, slighly sweet refreshing water, a set of well balanced group of minerals and in the case of the sparkling variety, naturaly harvested carbon dioxide (CO2) and you get one of the finest brands of water in the world. Fonte Solé has a unique pedigree dating back to the year 1000. The Solé spring has been delighting tables and health conscious individuals for more than a millenia. Order yours today at this value price, 2 for the price of 1. 1 Liter clear Glass Bottles, Twelve (12) bottles per case. You will receive 24 Bottles for the price of 12. The discount will only reflect if you use PROMO CODE 'BOGO' on the checkout page. Shipping charges on the free case apply.

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Featured Water
Badoit Sparkling water Twist Top

Badoit
A timeless gourmet favorite, Badoit is a naturally sparkling mineral water characterized by its abundance of tiny bubbles and its unique, delicate taste. In fact, the name Badoit, (pronounced ba-dwah) is French for fine bubbles.

Badoit is an iconic beverage in the restaurants and homes of France and has long held a special place in the French diet. It makes for an ideal dining accompaniment; its fine and delicate bubbles deliver a clean and crisp taste that enhances but does not overtake other flavors. Bottled since 1838 at its source in the picturesque town of St. Galmier, Badoit has a legendary history in French water consumption. This naturally sparkling water was not only known and prescribed by local doctors for its many healthful properties in the XVIIIth century but was obviously known to the Romans since the remains of thermal baths have been found on the present site of the Badoit factory.

Map of source of Badoit, FranceFor centuries the residents of the town of Saint Galmier have satisfied their need for sparkling, refreshment by partaking directly from the water™ source. Today, the local inhabitants venture to the town™ filling station where they can tap into the sparkling benefits of Badoit whenever the need arises.

Propelled by the pressure of naturally occurring underground gas deposits, Badoit travels the long journey from its deep and ancient source through fissures in the granite sub-strata slowly acquiring its distinct mineral composition, unique taste and its lively, intensely sparkling, carbonation along the way.

Badoit VerandaBadoit is captured at a depth of 100 meters into the granite where it retains a constant temperature of 16°C (61°F). The size of the bubbles of a sparkling mineral water is influenced by its mineral composition. It contains bicarbonates, as well as calcium and fluoride, and has a low sodium content.

Badoit HQIt is also rich in magnesium, an important component of a balanced diet.The source water emerges lightly sparkling, then the carbonation is carefully intensified.

Badoit 750ml and 330ml Water of The Month

Water In The News

Water Issues Continue In Knightstown, Indiana.

More than a month after Knightstown officials said brown water would soon be fixed, residents still see it in their homes. The town says they regularly test it, finding it safe and contaminant free. Hmmm….Really?


sink of water in knightstown indiana tub of water in knightstown indiana


Bottled Water is still America’s Favorite

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) announced that bottled water, for the second consecutive year, is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume. The new data found more than 3 in 5 Americans (63 percent) say bottled water (still and/or sparkling) is among their most preferred beverages. Nearly all Americans (94 percent) believe that bottled water is a healthier choice than soft drinks, and 93 percent say bottled water should be available wherever drinks are sold. Bottled water volume grew to 13.7 billion gallons in 2017, a 7 percent increase over the previous year, BMC said in a statement. Bottled water sales now total $18.5 billion, an increase of 8.8 percent. Per capita consumption exceeds 42 gallons of bottled water, a 6.2 percent increase.

2017 Bottled Water Sales by Volume
2017 Volume Share of US Beverage Segment2017 Volume Share by Water Segment



Brands In The News

Fiji Changing Course In Distribution

Premium bottled water brand Fiji will discontinue its distribution partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper, effective October 1. The brand will take control over much of its distribution and plans to build out a direct store delivery (DSD) network supported by its parent The Wonderful Company.

Keurig-Dr. Pepper


Nestlé Waters Pledges Water Stewardship

Nestlé Waters have recently announced their commitment to certify all of their sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025. The global standard promotes responsible water use that benefits local communities socially and economically, while ensuring environmental sustainability of watersheds.

How It All Began…(in the USA)

The very first commercial to air in the US for bottled water, dates back to 1979. Perrier tapped Orson Wells to narrate their first commercial about a then, unknown sparkling water. It’s all “water” under the bridge now!
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Perrier - How it all began in the United States



Man chugging 3 bottles in 6 seconds Believe It Or Not

Can You Chug 3 Bottles in 6 Seconds?

This guy can….very impressive!





Question To Ponder

Why is it that Doctors call what they do “practice”?


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Disney Characters Are Here

Yes, you can place your orders now! Evian’s new 310ml Kid’s bottle, comes with 5 Disney characters; Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy.

Disney Evian Water Bottles

American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day. In contrast, residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons of water per day.

Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin.

8.34 is the number of pounds that one gallon of water weighs.

At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.

One glass of water can shut down midnight hunger pains shown in a recent University study.

 
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7/19/2018 8:04 PM By By Editor Sole, Badoit, Nestle, fiji, evian disney, 2018,
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Sole still water Twist Top
Buy One Get One Free
For a limited time, Exclusively for our Fountain Head readers - Aqua Maestro is offering Solé Still and Sparkling Water in a Buy One Get One FREE offer.

Combine a crisp, slighly sweet refreshing water, a set of well balanced group of minerals and in the case of the sparkling variety, naturaly harvested carbon dioxide (CO2) and you get one of the finest brands of water in the world. Fonte Solé has a unique pedigree dating back to the year 1000. The Solé spring has been delighting tables and health conscious individuals for more than a millenia. Order yours today at this value price, 2 for the price of 1. 1 Liter clear Glass Bottles, Twelve (12) bottles per case. You will receive 24 Bottles for the price of 12. The discount will only reflect if you use PROMO CODE 'BOGO' on the checkout page. Shipping charges on the free case apply.

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Featured Water
Classic White is the NEW Classic Green. Solé has changed their classic green bottle to a new clear bottle with silver and gold attributes to depict their natural or sparkling nature.

Fonte Solé, located at the heart of the village of Nuvolento in Lombardy, Italy, is a family operated business with a long-standing awareness of environmental and social concerns.

Originally founded by Battista Bodei in 1896, it is now his grandson Giuseppe who continues the tradition of only employing local people. Many years ago, before environmental concerns were paramount, Giuseppe took the decision to bottle Solé Classic in bottles made from recycled glass and to use recycled paper for the labels. Their marketing materials are designed by a social enterprise.

Map of source of SOLE, ItalyFonte Solé is an active supporter of the local community, supplying its pure water without cost to the pupils of the local school.

Naturalness has historically been a core part of Fonte Solé ethos – the natural mineral water they bottle flows directly from the Source into the bottling production line with only the addition of CO2 (itself harvested from a natural process) to create the renowned delicate carbonation of Solé sparkling.

Around the year 1000, the population of Nuvolento was ravaged by plague. At the time, the area was under the control of Benedictine monks and they built their monastery near a water source. To gauge the extent of the plague, the monks would go around knocking on doors: "Ego Sum" was the response that meant the plague had not entered that house. After the epidemic was over, the monks noticed that the only people surviving the plague were those with access to the water from the source near the monastery. They then decided to name that part of the country "Sum". The existing convent on the site of the old monastery and the road named "Antica Fonte", "Ancient Way of the Source" gives credence to this legend.

As a premium bottled natural mineral water, Solé Water is known for its crisp, slightly sweet and refreshing taste. The well-balanced group of minerals in Solé is derived from a natural filtration process as the water works it way through varying geological rocks and minerals to the underground and well-protected source.

Fonte SOLE, Novulento, ItalyThe Sum Source is found in the province of Brescia located in the commune of Nuvolento, situated at the foot of a series of limestone hills that rise to the northeast of Brescia. The hills constitute the Brecian Pre-Alps complex. The oligominerale (low in mineral content) water of the Sum Source emerges at the "Via Antica Fonte" in Nuvolento. This surface outlet would seem to correspond to the point at which the limestone-dolomite formation meets the alluvial deposits from the valley of the river Chiese. It is from this basin that the unique and delicious tasting Solé Water is sourced

Saint Geron/Glass - Perrier/Plastic - Water of The Month

Water In The News

Bottled Water is still America’s Favorite

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) announced that bottled water, for the second consecutive year, is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume. Bottled water volume grew to 13.7 billion gallons in 2017, a 7 percent increase over the previous year. Bottled water sales now total $18.5 billion, an increase of 8.8 percent, in dollar volume.


We Have Seen A Lot…But Apparently Not Everything

During a festival in Vancouver, one vendors decided he had a better idea….. selling “hot dog water.” Yes, water used to boil hot dogs. "Hot dog water" sounds like something you couldn't pay people to drink, but this man, wearing a full-body hot dog costume, got people to “fork” over $38 (Canadian) or $28.57 US dollars, for just one bottle.

hot dog water He marketed the product as a gluten-free, sodium-rich drink that can help people boost electrolytes, lose weight and look younger. The drink came in its own repurposed Voss bottle, with your own hotdog inside!



More Bottled Water For Phoenix, Please

Bottled waters The city of Phoenix, AZ has set up “Hydration Stations” to help keep their residents hydrated. 219 people died last year from heat-associated causes around the State of Arizona. Temperatures have been hovering above 100 degrees F, (38 degrees C). With records of 118 F, (48 C) recently. Dog on Ice
Temperatures at the time of this publication were expected to reach 114 F. Use common sense when out in temperatures like this and remember everyone may be affected.



Brands In The News

Perrier Is Adding Juice

Perrier Juice Blends

Perrier is adding fruit juice to their water. They already have water with “Natural Flavors” and now are adding as much as 17% fruit juice from concentrate, along with 3.5% natural sugar syrup, and .5% natural flavor. The product will be unveiled in Canada available in three varieties. Strawberry and kiwi, peach and cherry, and pineapple and mango.

Icelandic Glacial Flavored Waters

Icelandic Glacial Flavored Water

Icelandic Glacial has just announced it will be launching a new line of flavored sparkling waters. Their entry into the crowded sparkling market will include three new natural flavors.

Crafted with all-natural ingredients, the sparkling flavors include Tahitian Lime, Sicilian Lemon, and Elderflower.

Nestlé Waters Pledges Water Stewardship

Nestlé Waters have recently announced their commitment to certify all of their sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025. The global standard promotes responsible water use that benefits local communities socially and economically, while ensuring environmental sustainability of watersheds.

Everyone Gets Thirsty

Everyone Gets Thirsty



Question To Ponder

Why Don't we ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?


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Disney Characters Are Here

Yes, you can place your orders now! Evian’s new 310ml Kid’s bottle, comes with 5 Disney characters; Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy.

Disney Evian Water Bottles

68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.

Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.

Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.

Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.

In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).

 
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6/20/2018 10:53 AM By By Editor Sole evian, 2018,
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Highland Spring Sparkling 750mL Twist Top
Buy One Get One Free
For a limited time, Exclusively for our Fountain Head readers - Aqua Maestro is offering the Highland Spring Sparkling Water in a Buy One Get One FREE offer.

Highland Spring water, fabled since 1503 is renowned for its virtually sodium and nitrate free composition, it is one of the elite low-TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) natural mineral waters on earth. Its highly desirable chemical makeup makes the water highly enjoyable, with an almost sweet flavor. Our BOGO sale on this brand water is rare, try a bottle today. Order yours today at this value price, 2 for the price of 1. 750mL Green Glass Bottles, Twelve (12) bottles per case. You will receive 24 Bottles for the price of 12. The discount will only reflect if you use PROMO CODE 'BOGO' on the checkout page. Shipping charges on the free case apply.

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Featured Water
Saint Geron WaterSaint Geron Is located in Auvergne, in the region of Clermont-Ferrand known as the region of French volcanoes, and deep in the heart of France, the mineral spring of Saint Geron has a long and proud natural history.
The product we drink today fell as rain far back in the Middle Ages, and has then been naturally filtered over the last eleven hundred years.
Enriched by minerals picked up along its voyage, and cleansed of all bacteria and nitrates, which show up at less than .1 milligrams per liter, it makes its way back to the surface as a lightly carbonated water bursting with purity.

Map of source of Saint Geron, FranceAs with many of the great natural waters, the Saint Geron source was enjoyed by the Romans. At the end of the 19th century, workers constructing reservoirs to collect water from the spring, discovered antique wells and coins from the reign of Faustina Augustus during the Gallo-roman period.

From its early history, Saint Geron has been showered with awards. Dubbed "The Queen of Mineral Waters," it has long been recommended as an aid in the treatment of anemia, digestive problems, diabetes and even gout. Its elegant glass bottle was created by painter and designer Alberto Bali. The mineral water gathers in layers of rock located up to 200 meters beneath the surface, and is thus safe from environmental influences. It is pumped to the surface from 21 wells in Gerolstein and subsequently piped to the bottling facilities there. These pumping stations are electronically supervised to continuously control the wells' water level, the temperature and the mineral level.

Saint Geron, Source France

The source, around for 1000's of years, has been updated too, with a new well drilled in 1994, and an ultra modern bottling plant built in 2006.

Saint Geron, Source France

Saint Geron/Glass - Perrier/Plastic - Water of The Month

Water In The News

It Happens Here Too

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

“Fort Lauderdale urged to boil water.” Very often we include places around the country that have “boil water” orders. Well…this location is about 3 miles away from Aqua Maestro. Fortunately, (for residents) it was a water main break, and crews were able to repair the line, and quickly get back to normal.

Brands In The News

Congratulations To All The Winners

The FineWaters International TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS 2018 were held in Ecuador on May 22, 2018, at the Chalet Güitig in Machachi. Fifty (+) waters from more than 20 countries participated in the event. A condensed list of Gold winners is shown below. For the full list, click: HERE

Fine Waters Design Award - 2018

STILL
Super Low Minerality: HealthH2o, Ecuador
Low Minerality: Healsi. Portugal
Medium Minerality: Tesalia, Ecuador
High Minerality: Aqui-Live, Australia
Exotic Sources: De L’aubier

SPARKLING
Added Carbonation: Aqui-Live, Australia
Natural Carbonation: ROI, Slovenia

DESIGN AWARDS 2018
Glass: Svalbardi, Norway
PET: Jackson Springs, Canada


Nestle Waters Unveils New Bottle Design for it’s regional brands

Hydrogen Factor Water

Nestle Waters has unveiled new packaging for it’s regional, Poland Spring, Zephyrhills, Ozarka, Ice Mountain, and Arrowhead brands. The new bottle design features a sleek, elegant PET bottle that resembles vintage glass, and is more comfortable to hold. The packaging also includes new labels and colorful caps. Nestles has also introduced 12-ounce cans for their fruit flavored sparkling waters.


The Competition Is Getting UGLY

Ugly Drinks

Ugly Drinks, an United Kingdom-based sparkling water brand, has recently launched in the U.S. Ugly will feature some different flavors from its U.K. portfolio. New Peach and Cherry varieties will join the existing Lemon Lime. The brand is entering an increasingly crowded U.S. market for sparkling water which has increased steadily the last few years


“JUST” In Case You Missed It

Just Water Spring Water

JUST WATER, which sells spring water from the Adirondack Mountains is packaged in environmentally friendly Tetra Pak containers. The company is making a push for new markets, now besides Just “plain” water, it’s available with 3 infused organic flavors, Apple Cinnamon, Tangerine and Lemon.

Who is the man (and woman) behind the water? Just Will Smith along with his wife Jada.



Voss - A Change At The Top

Voss CEO Jack Belsito

Ex Voss CEO Jack Belsito has joined First Beverage Ventures. After heading Voss Water since 2010, and orchestrating a multi-year distribution agreement with Pepsi, Belsito has moved on. He departed Voss 6 months ago, but just recently teamed up with First Beverage Group, an advisory and investment firm focused on the beverage industry.



Question To Ponder

Ever wonder why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?


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Coming Soon
Evian Disney Mickey Mouse Water Bottle

Evian will be introducing their 310ml Kid’s bottle which will be available in 5 Disney characters. Keep watching for availability. We’re told it won’t take too long to get from Disney World to Aqua Maestro.

More than 247 million acres of United States' wetlands have been filled, dredged or channelized ”an area greater than the size of California, Nevada and Oregon combined.

Rinsing vegetables in a sink filled with water will save approximately 200 gallons of water per month.

At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.

Sap of plants and blood of animals contain large quantities of water.

Water is essential to the manufacture of starch by plants.

 
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Featured Water
Gerolsteiner Carbonated Water
Gerolsteiner Straight from the midst of the Vulkaneifel (Volcanic Eifel) comes Germany's most popular water: Gerolsteiner natural mineral water. Special geological circumstances typical to the Eifel are the reason for the unique flavor and freshness as well as the healthy substances contained in the water. Mineral water is a pure product of nature. It is taken from the so called deep groundwater, which is from the accumulation of many decades of rain water, filtered and purified while seeping slowly through the layers of sediment and rock.

Map of source of Gerolsteiner Water - GermanyDue to the Volcanic Eifel's geological history, Gerolsteiner mineral water is especially rich in minerals. Every drop of rain is filtered and purified on its way through the various layers of rock. At the same time, the water is enriched with carbonic acid, making it a naturally sparkling water. Aided by the carbonic acid, the drop of water is able to assimilate minerals and trace elements from the otherwise non-water-soluble dolomite rock. Carbonic acid also allows the water to stay fresh and clear throughout the centuries.

The mineral water gathers in layers of rock located up to 200 meters beneath the surface and is thus safe from environmental influences. It is pumped to the surface from 21 wells in Gerolstein and subsequently piped to the bottling facilities there. These pumping stations are electronically supervised to continuously control the wells' water level, the temperature and the mineral level.

On January 1, 1888, the mine manager Wilhelm Castendyck founded the firm Gerolsteiner Sprudel in Gerolstein. In the same year, the first well was drilled. In November 1888, the water became an official water of the city and became popular because of its high amount of natural carbonic acid. In 1889 its star and lion symbol was trademarked, and by 1895, the water began exporting to Australia.

Brunnen table water was used to supply water to Buckingham Palace during the reign of Queen Victoria. In 1928, the company began to export to the United States. The Gerolsteiner factory was completely destroyed in a bombing raid during Christmas 1944. In 1946 the filling machines were repaired and the full building and installation were rebuilt by 1948.

Gerolsteiner Source
For a 1 minute video about Gerolsteiner, Click the Image above.

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Water In The News

Harnessing Drinking Water From The Sun?

Well, not quite….but we have previously mentioned large scale generators that act like air conditioners pulling moisture from the air. Enough to bottle it and provide some of our military in the middle east with drinking water.

ARENA, an Australian company is providing funding to US-based Zero Mass Water to deploy 150 of its solar-powered SOURCE drinking water systems across multiple locations in Australia. SOURCE hydropanels can produce up to five liters of clean drinking water on a typical day, depending on the climate.

Brands In The News

Nestlé Waters Plant In Sacramento Powered By Clean Energy

Nestlé Waters North America, in partnership with SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility Dist), just oday announced agreements that will allow its facility in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The Greenergy Program allows business customers to purchase up to 100 percent of their electricity from renewable resources such as wind, water, sun and biomass.


Hydrogen Infused Water

Hydrogen Factor Water

As the water category continues to expand, brands are searching for new ways to appeal to the market place. The addition of molecular hydrogen gas has been done in Japan where they boast it has become a treatment for ailments and diseases. Brands working in the space say the added hydrogen brings a variety of benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can also increase energy and mental clarity, speed up muscle recovery time and improve the appearance of skin.

The scientific community is still undecided, however one of the earliest brands to enter the U.S. hydrogen water market place, Pennsylvania-based HFactor has faced the challenge of educating consumers and retailers about the unique benefits of its innovative product.



Fiji unveils new sports cap bottle design

Fiji Unveils Sport Cap on 700ml bottle

This is not expected to hit shelves until Summer, however we thought we would let you know what’s coming. The new cap will be available on their 700ml size.



Perrier Releases Peach Carbonated Mineral Water

Perrier Peach Flavored Carbonated Water

Perrier Carbonated Mineral Water introduces a new product to its expanding selection of flavored carbonated mineral waters: Perrier Peach. The bold and mouthwatering peach-flavored beverage is sugar-free with zero calories and zero sweeteners, presenting a delicious alternative to soft drinks and other sugary beverages.

Perrier Peach is the latest addition to the growing range of Perrier flavor offerings, which currently includes Lime, Strawberry, Watermelon, L’Orange and Pink Grapefruit flavors, in addition to unflavored Original.



Believe It Or Not

What's in A Name?

Liquid Death Brand WaterOr what’s in the can? Answering the second question first. It’s a spring water which is purified and then put in a can. Their tag line is “Made from the deadliest stuff on earth.” A spin taken from the definition of water poisoning, or water intoxication. Yes, too much water can kill you. Their success so far has come from marketing to the millennials.



Question To Ponder

Why do drive-up ATM machines have Braille lettering?


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The earth's total allotment of water has a volume of about 344 million cubic miles. Of this, 7 million cubic miles (2%) is frozen in polar ice caps.

Eighty percent of the fresh water we use in the U.S. is for irrigating crops and generating thermoelectric-power.

Each day the sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) tons of water.

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

Take a bottle of water with you when skiing, ice-skating or shoveling snow; water will help you stay warm, it helps regulate your body temperature

 
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Hildon Natural Waters
Hildon Natural Mineral Water comes from beneath the chalk hills of the beautiful Hampshire countryside in the South of England. The water is wholesome, naturally filtered and crystal-clear. It is free from pollution and has a stable composition, being naturally low in sodium. The water is bottled at the source and whether it is delightfully still or gently sparkling, it has a distinctive, delicious taste.

Hildon's beautiful understated bottle is served at scores of first class hotel and resort properties, is seen on the dais at the Ryder Cup when the event is played in the UK, it graces picnic tables at polo matches, and is allegedly first choice at Buckingham. The chemistry of Hildon features good levels of Calcium and Bicarbonates. According to the company, the Nitrate level is 6 milligrams per liter.

There are strict rules governing the labeling of water as Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water or Bottled Water. Water sold as Natural Mineral Water must originate in an officially recognized spring, be microbiologically wholesome and have been protected from all risk of pollution.

Hildon-Catchment-Area
Hildon's Catchment Area

The immediate physical catchment area, which is above the source, is protected from chemicals and is covered with trees and grassland offering a natural safe haven for wildlife. The Home of Hildon Natural Mineral Water remains virtually untouched.

The original Hildon bottle was created in 1988. Its design was based on the classic Bordeaux shape with its distinctive high shoulder, which originated in the early 19th century. Hildon has always had a close association with the wine trade and is the first choice for cleansing the palate at many prestigious wine tastings.

It was a proud day for Hildon in April of 2017 when they received the Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II. The new label on the Hildon bottles now features the Crest bearing the Royal Coat of Arms, prominently front and center.

Water In The News

Plastic Particles Found in Bottled Water?

Be careful, and don’t believe everything you read. A recent study from Orb Media, a non-profit journalism organization, has claimed 93% of bottled water tested has shown “some sign of microplastic contamination.” They don’t tell you that microplastics are found everywhere across the environment in soil, air and water. It also means you have been consuming the tiny particles in anything you ingest. What the study does show, is there is a lack of knowledge of the microplastic contamination. Smaller particles have even been deemed, “probably plastic” because the test is inconclusive.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), British Soft Drink Association (BSDA), Pepsico, Coca Cola, Nestles and Danone have all responded to the study, and stand by the safety of bottled water and adherence with regulations.

The IBWA has stated that Orb Media “has preconceived positions on issues….the study’s “probably plastic” findings are weak at best and reporting it as news is alarmist and not responsible journalism”.

You can read the IBWA’s full response HERE

The World Health Organization plans to launch a review into potential risks of plastic in drinking water, but right now, it seems the jury is out.



China Bottled Water Market Slowing down

According to Mintel, the rapid growth China has experienced over the last decade is slowing down. Their per capita bottled water consumption has grown from 5 liters in 2007, to 20 liters in 2017. Relatively speaking their consumption is still low as compared to Mexico and the US which was 222 liters and 120 liters, respectively. Sales are still increasing however the rate of growth has slipped from 5% in 2015 to 4.2% in 2017.



Bottled Water Market by Volume

Bottled Water Market by Volume
Top 5 Billion Liters
U.S.A. 39
Mexico 28.7
China 27
Indonesia 16
Germany 12

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The Next Sparkling Wave

Sparkling Iced tea seems to be the next wave of excitement in the sparkling category. Nestle has introduced their product in limited markets, beginning in Canada. Lipton, Sparkling Ice and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, have all begun selling a sparkling Iced tea.



Spotted Somewhere ....

We’re not getting political, however found this interesting. This picture was taken in August 2015 at the US OPEN Tennis Tournament. We posted it in our September 2015 Fountainhead, specifically for the Evian bottle in the image. Little did anyone know at the time, he would become our next President.



Question To Ponder

Why Is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?


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Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.

Saline water can be desalinated for use as drinking water by going through a process to remove the salt from the water. The cost of desalting sea water in the U.S. has been dropping, however considered to be too expensive to be done on a mass scale.

If all the water in the Great Lakes was spread evenly across the continental U.S., the ground would be covered with almost 10 feet of water.

There are approximately 7,000 gallons of water in each inch of rain.

There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.

Celebrities and their water

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Ariana Grande and Wat-aah
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Dwayne Johnson with Fiji (Shhhhhh….Don’t tell anyone… his Fiji (and Voss) come from Aqua Maestro)
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Justin Timberlake and Fiji
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Kate Hudson and Volvic
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Jack Nicholson and Evian
 
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The Fountainhead - February 2018
 


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Highland Spring
Welcome scotch lovers! Highland Spring, located in the Ochil Hills near what today is Gleneagles, Scotland, is back. As with many of the ancient great brands, it is hard to place a precise date on the first time water was drawn from this source. We know for sure that King James IV of Scotland kept a few flasks in his kilt as far back as 1503. And it's likely that the native Celts were enjoying the same water as James, and us today, for thousands of years before that.

The modern Highland Spring's plant was christened by a member of Parliament in 1984. This followed the acquisition of the brand in 1979 by the Altajeer family, and they still oversee the operation today.

Highland Spring runs four massive bottling lines. Their rate of output ranges from 16,000 bottles per hour up to 37,000 per hour, depending on the line and packaging. The plant is in the village of Perthshire, and sits to the west of the north-south motorway that runs the length of Scotland. The hills where the water is drawn cover a large area to the east.

The water is drawn from a protected underground source where no farming, agricultural spraying, building or habitation is permitted within the 2,000 acre (about 8 km) catchment area. The land has been kept free from pesticides and pollution for over 20 years, enabling it to become the first British brand of natural mineral water to achieve organic status for its prestine area.

Three 3" and one 8" stainless steel pipes carry the water from the collection sheds approximately two and one-half miles to the bottling facility, where the water goes into holding tanks. The water is untouched throughout the entire process.

Highland Spring is a very low TDS (total dissolved solids) water at only 136 parts per million. The main feature is 35 milligrams per liter of Calcium, and a slightly alkaline, almost sweet flavored pH of 7.8. The water has 136 parts per million of bicarbonate, and nearly zero nitrates, a very highly desirable chemistry. This glorious chemistry results from a long-term filtration process of fresh rain water through the heather-clad slopes, and down into subterranean aquifers.



The brand is available in 1.0 Liter Glass, and 330ml Glass both still and sparkling. Highland Spring is considered one of the great waters of the world. Recently they have been awarded ‘UK Water Brand of the Year 2017-2018’ for the fourth year in a row.

Water In The News

Fine Water Tasting Event

The Fine Waters International Water Tasting Competition 2018 will be held in Ecuador May 22 and 23, 2018.
After Güitig bottled water won a Gold medal in the 2017 competition, they have been selected to host the 2018 event at the beautiful Chalet Güitig in Machachi, Ecuador.

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Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

The 28th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting was held February 22-25, 2018. The award-winning event welcomes more than one hundred waters from across the country and around the globe. Held in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, it is the largest water tasting competition in the world. For a list of winners, click HERE.


Tethered Cap Legislation Fails

We previously mentioned this bill which would require a cap be permanently attached to its container (in California) by the year 2020. The IBWA and numerous others were opposed to this bill, and it is now officially dead. A recycling mandate will be taking its place, however, ensuring retailers recycle all plastic bottles.

Brands In The News

Pepsi launches Bubly Sparkling Water

Earlier this month, Pepsi officially launched Bubly, an 8 SKU line of fruit-flavored sparkling water available in 12 oz cans. Soft drink companies are going after the water category, which has surpassed CSD’s (Carbonated Soft Drinks) in volume.


Additional Sparkling Waters Enter The Playing Field

Everyone and more are getting into the action. We’ve seen Nestle, Pepsi, Coca Cola and LaCroix add to their sparkling water category, but a few lessor known names are entering the field as well, and all with a southern hospitality. Also, the can seems to be the decided favorite container. Montane Sparkling Spring Water available in Original (unflavored), Cucumber Lime, and Meyer Lemon are packaged in Georgia.

 

From Beer to Bubbles. Austin Specialty, a beer distributor in Austin Texas, has decided to enter the race. Big Swig is also available in 3 flavors, Original, Key Lime and Ruby Red Grapefruit.

 

Also, coming out of Austin, Texas is Waterloo. With 7 flavors, such as Black Cherry, Grapefruit, Watermelon, Lemon, Lime, Coconut and original.

 


Ounce Water

At least according to one brand, apparently, it’s not the source of the water that’s really important, but the quantity of ounces consumed. Described as a natural spring water, this bottle allows you to easily keep track of how many ounces you consume. If the goal is to consume 80 ounces a day, you can drink two of the 40 oz bottles, or 4 of the 20 oz size. Okay, and three bottles of 750ml is 76.2 ounces. Is that close enough?


Nestle's 100% Recycled Plastic

Nestles Pure Life Purified Water, the world's leading bottled water brand, is announcing the introduction of a 700-mL bottle made from 100 percent food grade recycled plastic, known as rPET. The new package is available starting this month on retail store shelves in North America.


A New Design for Large Bottles

Cisowianka, a Polish water brand has partnered with Agr International to produce a new bottle design for large 1.5L bottles. Primarily for comfort and ease of pouring, this new design is called a wasp waist, taking after the obvious tapering waist of the pesky insect.




Question To Ponder

Why do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten … and buns in packages of eight?


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Bottled water has been around since at least prior to the 1800s. Some sources say that spa water in Belgium was bottled for export in 1583. Other sources credit Jackson's Spa in Boston for being the first to offer bottled water for sale in 1767.

Distilled water is not recommended for drinking. Distilled water is really intended to be used in processes where mineral build up can cause problems such as in running machinery, appliances or cleaning.

Spring water is water that has risen from aquifers beneath the surface and absorbed minerals along the way. Mineral water also has absorbed minerals, but it must have a specific percentage of them – 250 parts per million total dissolved solids, according to the US Federal Drug Administration.

Only about one percent of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking water.

Bottled water can be stored indefinitely if kept sealed and out of direct sunlight.

 
 
 
 
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Acqua Panna
Acqua Panna, is now over 450 years old. The spring of Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water, dates back to the Romans, and is considered by some to be Italy's most famous spring water. It comes from the region of Tuscany located 3700 feet high in the serene Apennines Mountains. It's a source located on a vast, unspoiled natural reserve. The source, to the north of Florence, is nestled among beechwood and chestnut forests, and lush meadows on the slopes of Mount Gazzaro in the town of Scarperia.

Legend has it that Romans built the only road from Northern to Southern Italy through Scarperia. This road went past the Acqua Panna spring, which provided deserved refreshment to weary travelers.

In the 1500s, terra cotta pipes were discovered near the source. These pipes were used to transport the natural spring water to the noble Medici Family, the wealthiest, most powerful and influential family in Florence. The Medici's home, called Villa Panna, is located on the land surrounding the source. The cream-colored villa provides the name for the brand, "Panna," which means "cream" in Italian. The lion's head found on the Acqua Panna logo was originally part of the fountain at Villa Panna.

In the 1860s, the first Panna water was manually bottled from a plant built in one of the Medici's farm buildings. Sold in demijohns or fiashi, straw-covered glass flasks now used for Chianti wine, the water was delivered by horse and cart to Florence. In 1927, after World War I, the water was bottled in glass on an industrial scale.

In 1959, San Pellegrino Spa purchased the plant, and in 1970 the brand was re-launched as the first still water sold in plastic bottles in Italy. The Panna plant quickly became one of the most technologically advanced bottling plants in Europe. In 1994 Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water was first exported to the United States. Italian waters are famous for their lightness. The low mineral content of Acqua Panna (less than 150 mg/l) is due to filtration by sandstone which is neutral with regard to mineral dissolution. In just ten to fifteen years, rainwater and runoff seep into the catchment basin, cross the mountain and encounter impenetrable clay, where they rise back up to the surface. Today, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water is one of the premier imported still waters in fine dining establishments in the United States.

Water In The News

Why Does Water Matter?

The more you learn, the more you’ll know the answer to that question. Even while producing spirits, Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business, takes the water very seriously. For a supplier like Brown-Forman, water quality is of the upmost importance. It is water that gives Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey its trademark mineral chew, and Finlandia Vodka its crisp and clean, almost effervescent mouthfeel. For Brown-Forman, water is so essential to the success of its spirits that the company employs a fleet of chemists to make sure that the water they use makes the grade. For further information, click here;


California Moving To Tether Your Caps

A Bill (AB 319) in California is moving closer to requiring all bottle caps be tethered to the bottle by 2020. Environmentalists support the legislation, but a coalition of business and industry groups, including the IBWA, continue to oppose the proposal. It is undecided if this will address only bottled water, or all PET bottles.

Do you live in Sherman Texas?

This is how the water has appeared since Friday, Jan 26. The city reports it’s a result of a water main break. In addition to the color, it’s coming through the pipes with a pungent odor. They have since fixed the problem but are still flushing the lines. This is another incident which lends itself to justifying keeping a quality bottled water on hand.

Brands In The News

Evian Vows to Use Recycled Plastic

Companies around the world are aiming to bolster their credentials regarding helping the environment, and Evian has vowed to make all its plastic bottles from 100 percent recycled plastic by 2025, compared to 25 percent at present.
Evian is teaming up with Loop Industries, which has developed a new technology to transform all types of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic waste into the high-quality plastic Evian requires, to redesign its packaging.


Sparkling Category Attracting All Brands

Nestle Waters North America hopes to drive significant growth in the sparkling-water category with a new and updated line of sparkling spring waters with more flavors and packaging choices.
Sparkling waters in 10 flavors will be added under the Poland Spring, Deer Park, Zephyrhills, Ice Mountain, Ozarka and Arrowhead brands next month. The drinks will come in a new bottle design as well as the introduction of 12-ounce cans (taking a cue from San Pellegrino).



JUST Water Launches JUST Infused Flavored Water

JUST water announces the launch of JUST Infused—a collection of three certified organic, unsweetened flavors to its brand portfolio. JUST launched in 2015 with a single product: 100% spring water sourced in upstate New York and bottled in paper-based cartons. The new line includes three flavors: Organic Apple Cinnamon, Organic Tangerine, Organic Lemon.


Question To Ponder

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage?


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When slightly acidic rainwater filters into the limestone, it moves horizontally. Over thousands of years, sections of the limestone rock dissolve, creating channels and caves. As those cavities grow, the overlying rock may collapse and form a sinkhole or a spring.

Today, there are more than 160 spa resorts using water therapy which are located in various parts of the country.

If your roses wilt, put the entire flower and stem in cold water for a couple of hours.

The tallest waterfall in the world is the Angel Falls. Angel Falls drops 3,212 feet (979 meters) from Devil Mountain in Venezuela. The waterfall was named for Jimmy Angel, an American flyer who discovered it in 1935 and crash-landed nearby in 1937.

Most Florida springs flow from the Floridan Aquifer, one of the most productive aquifers in the world. Florida has 27 "first magnitude" springs with a total flow of slightly more than eight billion gallons per day. By comparison, Floridians use 7.2 billion gallons of water everyday - 60% drawn from aquifers. That's more than any other state east of the Mississippi River.

 
 
 
 
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We would like to wish all of our customers and followers a Happy Holiday, along with special wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We would also like to take this time to offer a sincere "thank you" to our customers for supporting us through another year. 
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Voss
VOSS premium water is bottled at an artesian source in the pristine wilderness of Southern Norway. VOSS is shielded from pollutants for centuries under layers of ice and rock. This pristine aquifer, found in the small community of Iveland, produces a naturally pure water, free of sodium, low in minerals and incomparable in taste. With a clean yet distinct taste and low mineral content, VOSS is recognized as one of the purest bottled waters available. VOSS has been tested to contain a TDS (total dissolved solids) level of 44, which is extremely low in comparison to other leading bottled waters.

Designed by the former Creative Director for Calvin Klein, the iconic cylindrical VOSS glass bottle has pioneered the ultra-premium bottled water industry as the exclusive choice in purity, luxury and design. The award-winning bottle is inspired by the purity of VOSS’ untouched source and the simplicity of classic Scandinavian design. VOSS is available in Still and Lightly Sparkling in 100% recyclable glass bottles. Inspired by the luxurious VOSS glass bottle, each PET bottle is specially designed to offer the functionality of durable PET while conveying the premium image of glass at a price that is sensitive to today’s market conditions.

The newest addition is the FLAVORED VOSS; zero calorie, sugar-free, all-natural flavors added to their lightly sparkling water. Available now in their iconic 375ml glass bottle, and three flavors, Lemon Cucumber, Tangerine Lemongrass, and the newest, Lime Mint.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability: VOSS has taken a comprehensive look at the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for all their products, using the globally-accepted and non-profit-created Carbon Trust Methodology. VOSS has accounted for all GHG emissions from all stages of the product lifecycle, including raw material production, manufacturing processes, transportation of materials and products, and ultimate disposal. Additionally, VOSS has taken many internal steps to reduce environmental impact. For example, the VOSS Production Facility runs on 95% clean, renewable hydroelectricity; VOSS has reduced the amount of PET in its plastic bottles and incorporated environmental impact considerations into their vendor selection policy. Through these reduction projects, VOSS is now a Carbon Neutral product.

Water In The News

Bottled Water Increasing Among Consumers
A recent online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), confirms that bottled water is the No. 1 packaged beverage in the United States by volume. Sixty-three percent of Americans pick bottled water as their go to beverage, while 62% pick coffee, and 58% still choose regular or diet soft drinks. Taste, quality and safety are the top factors when choosing a beverage, followed by ready to enjoy, convenience, and being resealable.

Planet Water Podcast…Have You Heard It?
If you consider yourself a water enthusiast, this is a must! We have mentioned Martin Riese, the water sommelier, numerous times, and if you would like to educate yourself on why “Water is Not just Water,” his podcasts are essential. The link below will take you to his site and additional links to the current podcasts. In Martin’s words…Stay Thirsty!
https://www.martin-riese.com/planet-water-podcast

Brands In The News

A New Battle Emerges For Nestle

Maybe not new, but an old battle is resurrected. The State Water Resources Control Board notified Nestle’s on Wednesday, December 20th, that an investigation concluded it doesn’t have proper rights to about three-quarters of the water it withdraws for bottling. Nestle has contended that it inherited rights dating back more than a century to collect water from the forest northeast of Los Angeles. It uses the water in its Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water. The court has ruled that the company could continue water operations while its application to renew the permit was pending.

Believe It or Not

Beam Me Up Scotty
We’re hoping our readers know the derivation of that title, because this is getting very close. We need to give credit to Richard Hall of Zenith Global for this article, however, we felt it warranted repeating.

Can the color and flavor of a beverage be transmitted online, and tasted by the recipient, who is only drinking water? The explanation may be plausible. The National University of Singapore and the Georgia Institute of Technology are both producing positive results.

The explanation…. “Flavor is mainly how we perceive food or beverages in our mind and it consists of multisensory information including visual, taste, smell among others… Our approach is to augment the beverage flavor experience by overlaying extra sensory stimuli.”

The method is straightforward. The sender dips a sensor into a beverage and sends the data to a recipient who drinks from an electronically connected container, which both stimulates the taste buds and uses LED lights to convey the relevant color signals.

Virtual reality raised to another level …Virtual lemonade.

Holiday Cheer (and some creative minds)


Question To Ponder

Why do Banks leave vault doors open, but chain the pens to the Counters?

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Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.

It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).

Landscaping accounts for the most treated water use in the United States.

Less than 1 percent of the water treated by public water systems in the United States is used for drinking and cooking.

Residents in the US use an average of 100 gallons (378 L) per day. Their European counterparts average 50 gallons per day. Sub-Saharan Africa uses 2-5 gallons per day.

 
 
 
 
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