A timeless gourmet favorite, Badoit is a naturally sparkling mineral water characterized by its abundance of tiny bubbles and its unique, delicate taste.

Badoit is an iconic beverage in the restaurants and homes of France and has long held a special place in the French diet. 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.

For centuries the residents of the town of Saint Galmier have satisfied their need for sparkling, refreshment by partaking directly from the water’s source. Today, the local inhabitants venture to the town’s “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 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. It is also rich in magnesium, an important component of a balanced diet. The source water emerges lightly sparkling, then the carbonation is carefully intensified.

A long time market leader in France, Badoit is now available in North America at select fine dining establishments, exclusive hotels, gourmet food retailers and, of course, proudly delivered to these venues by Aqua Maestro.

Water In The News

Tokyo Tap Water Not Safe For Infants

Water tests in Tokyo found levels of radioactive iodine 131, about double the level deemed safe for children under the age of 1. The bottled water industry. as always, begins stepping up in time of need.  Jana Water has already directed multiple containers to Japan, and Asia Brewery, in conjunction with sister company Philippine Airlines has begun flying in truck load quantities of bottles.  Nestlé Waters has already contributed 20, 000 cases, and Danone is stepping up as well.

Sobe Wine & Food Festival
It’s officially called the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food  Festival, but in reality, it’s an all-you-can-eat and drink fest with a variety of high-priced events in and around South Florida. Once a year, (and it was Februrary 24-27) the world's finest and most beloved chefs and their 1000’s of followers, converge on Miami's South Beach for a long weekend of sand, sun, wine and food. From the sold-out, ever-popular Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray to the numerous VIP cocktail receptions, it’s always a well celebrated event. Not to be outdone, evian hosted their VIP party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and was also the sponsor water at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. Aqua Maestro was an invited guest. And fun was had by everyone.

New Packaging Guidelines Aim
For 100 Per Cent PET Recyclability
Leading industry trade associations are encouraging their members to follow a new set of guidelines to ensure that PET bottles are compatible with recycling facilities The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) and the Union of Non-alcoholic Beverage Association (UNESDA) are actively encouraging their member companies to implement the guidelines, explaining that incompatible materials can adversely affect the PET recycling process.

Weis Unveils The "Greenest" Water Bottle
Weis Markets is the country's first supermarket to offer an environmentally friendly water bottle made of 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate plastic. The bottle is offered in the Weis Quality 24-pack of 20-ounce bottled water

Brands In The News…
A Breath of Fresh Air
After two years of declines, Nestlé Waters has reported a slight sales increase in 2010 thanks to renewed consumer demand in several developed countries. Danone also shows an increase in 2010. They posted a 6.9% increase in FY 2010 sales to €17bn, with its Waters division registering sales growth of 5.3%

Coca-Cola Faces Formal Complaint Over
Vitaminwater Ads

Ads for Coca-Cola's Vitaminwater brand that suggest it can replace flu shots or prevent illness are "dangerously misleading," a consumer watchdog group said in a formal complaint with federal regulators

Coca-Cola ads intended to be funny, according to the company, have been called out by consumer-advocacy group National Consumers League. A Vitaminwater display read, "Flu shots are so last year," promising greater immunity and "less snotty tissues." According to Coca-Cola, consumers "can clearly see from the labels, which are FDA-compliant, what's in every bottle. Vitaminwater has always had a fun, humorous and engaging personality — and our ads reflect that."

Nestle Waters Asks Canadian City
To Lift Bottled-Water Ban

Nestle Waters has written to city officials in London, Canada, "requesting that your new council give consideration to rescinding the previous council's decision to ban the sale of bottled water in city of London facilities." Since 2008, bottled water has not been sold in city-owned facilities, parks or golf courses.

In The Learning Corner…
Water's Role in the Body
Water helps nearly every part of the human body function efficiently. Considering that our bodies are almost two-thirds water, it is important to understand water's role in healthy lifestyles. The following are just some of the things water does in the body:

  • Brain is 75% water / Moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness
  • Water is required for breathing
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
  • Blood is 92% water
  • Moistens oxygen for breathing
  • Protects and cushions vital organs
  • Helps to convert food into energy
  • Helps body absorb nutrients
  • Removes waste
  • Bones are 22% water
  • Muscles are 75% water
  • Cushions joints

Athletes should pay close attention to your hydration if you want to play well.

  • Staying hydrated allows the body to get the nutrients from the food you eat through your system so you can use it for energy
  • Proper hydration helps the body to digest and metabolize food and nutrients
  • Hydration helps the body eliminate waste more efficiently
  • Some of the water you drink is transformed into sweat which allows the body to regulate its temperature properly

While water is very important for your health, there are some times when drinking too much water can be a problem:

  • If you have any kidney or adrenal problems, or your doctor has you taking diuretics, you need to consult with your doctor about how much water to drink each day
  • Don't drink all of the water you need per day all at once. Divide the amount you need and drink several glasses of water throughout the day. This is especially important if you engage in lots of heavy exercise.
  • Infants should be given only formula or breast milk unless your pediatrician tells you otherwise.

In 1583 the first bottled water was exported only to King Henri II of France.

The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away. Also, a dogs' nose is so sensitive that it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.

In a 100-year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.

There is the exact amount of water on Earth today as when the Earth was formed. Water is never totally consumed. It always recycles itself, in one form or another.

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

Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight in the United States! This is enough water to fill a 30 by 50 foot swimming pool.