Badoit
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. 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.






Happy Holidays…
and a Blessed Holiday Season to A
ll.
Sales are on the upward trend and the pace is quickening. The season of snowbirds and thoughts of "thank goodness I live in South Florida" abound. As hotels and restaurants become busier, it is evident that the water business is still growing. We have added a number of new accounts this past month and we welcome all the newcomers.


Health Conscious Tid Bits
Water is truly the essence of life. It makes up about 60% of an adult's body, while a child's body consists of up to 75% of water. A loss of 3% of total body water will cause fatigue and 10% is seriously life threatening. Depending on climate, diet, and body size, every one of us should drink about 1.5 to 3 liters of water per day.


Making the News
It's always great to see fine water making the news, and it's even better when the focus of attention is on a valued customer. It was none other than the New York Times that recently ran an article about Via Genova, a water bar in Chappaqua, NY.

We're glad to see the topic of fine waters continuing to make headlines. We're also glad to be one of the primary resources for this water bar and salute their accomplishments.

The article highlighted different types of waters making their way to the forefront. Some a little more controversial than others, but you can judge for yourself if you would like.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/dining/28wate.html


Another recent article was published in Virtuoso Life magazine. This piece talked about some of the drinking habits and health implications of bottled water. Commentary, provided by our friend Michael Mascha at finewaters.com, pointed out some of the major trends within the industry, including the prevalence of new sources and the many designer bottles coming on the market. Noted was the fact that we are now drinking more bottled water than beer or coffee, and will likely surpass soda in the next decade. The magazine can be accessed online here, with the article appearing on page 175.
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200711/index.php


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51,52 ZAC Hope Estate,
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PO Box 4637
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21870 Cartagena Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33428-2857
 
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655 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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900 NW Lovejoy Ave
Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97209


To order, please call or email Alexis Donney-Brillinger in the Private Client Division – 561 392 3336 x 100; adb@aquamaestro.com

Wholesale inquiries should be directed to Shirley Costanza, sc@aquamaestro.com.





Saratoga Essence
The non-sweetened natural flavors combined with the champagne-like sparkling bubbles give Essence an unmatched refreshing taste in Orange-Tangerine, Lemon-Lime, or Wildberry flavors


Mist H2O
An ancient aquifer which has worked it’s way down from the artic cap bottled right here in the United States, coupled with an old world Italian designed heavy glass bottle makes MistH2O a new and exciting water which can compete with European standards. Aqua Maestro will be the first to offer this new domestic product.




A single tree will give off 265 liters (70 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.

A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

A quarter of the world's population is without safe drinking water.

In a five-minute shower we use 95 to 190 litres (25 to 50 gallons) of water.