This summer, Acqua Panna, as a brand, is celebrating its 450 year anniversary. In June, coinciding with their anniversary, they were given the prestigious award, "100% Tuscan," usually an award reserved for the producers of the precious wines from that region. Beginning this fall, the bottles will bear a new label, with the logo, Tuscan Taste.
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, Sanpellegrino 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. Today, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water is one of the premier imported still water in fine dining establishments in the United States.
Water In The News...
Water 101: A Water Tasting Course
For those connoisseurs looking to increase their knowledge about water, Martin Riese will be offering a water tasting series designed to specifically enlighten and increase your knowledge about the true difference in waters.
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What Is Missing In This Picture?
Water bottles is the answer.....San Francisco became the first major city in the US to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property. Following on the heels of Concord Massachusetts, and a number of Universities, the ban will take affect slowly over the next 4 years. It plans to phase out the sale of plastic water bottles (holding 21 ounces or less) on public property, indoor or outdoor.
The Secret For Looking Refreshed When Flying
Flight attendants and pilots share their beauty and survival tactics, on long flights. Their first secret, water is essential (we've been saying that all along.) Plane cabins dry out as a result of the high altitudes and extra air pumped into the cabin. Combat dehydration by bringing a large bottle of water aboard, as well as accepting all the small cups of water provided by staff throughout the flight.
Don’t forget you will have to purchase bottled water after you have passed through security because of restrictions on volumes of liquid. “I try to drink at least a liter for every six hours of flying,” one flight attendant suggests.
Brands In The News
Acqua Panna Reaches A Milestone
Coinciding with its 450th anniversary, Nestlé Waters' Acqua Panna brand was given the prestigious award, "100% Tuscan," usually an award reserved for the producers of the precious wines from that region. Beginning this fall, the bottles will bear a new label. They will still maintain their orange accent color, will have the logo, Tuscan Taste and sport imagery that depicts the water's origin..
Jones Sparkling Water?
Jones Soda Co. known for its unique flavors and customer-designed packaging of soda, has recently entered the world of water.
Created in response to increased consumer demand for healthier products, Jones Sparkling Water is available in four signature Jones flavors – Berry Lemonade, Fufu Berry, Green Apple, and Strawberry Lime, all packaged in conveniently sized eight ounce cans.
On The Lighter Side....
In some deserts, rain is so uncommon that the natives do not have a word for it.
The koala bear and the desert rat do not drink water.
"Water" was the first word that Helen Keller learned. "Water" was the last word spoken by President Ulysses S. Grant.
Four litres (1 gallon) of gasoline can contaminate approximately 2.8 million litres (750,000 gallons) of water.
Over 90% of the world's supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
trying to hide after her workout session.. Charlize Theron