The Fountainhead - 2017
 
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. 
Aqua Maestro is proud to be the exclusive online distributor of the 2017 evian Limited Edition Bottle By: CHIARAFERRAGNI
 

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.