San Benedetto
San Benedetto Mineral Water comes from glaciers in the Dolomites, part of the Italian Alps in North Eastern Italy. After flowing a great distance underground, the water, which was tapped at the surface in ancient times, is now drawn from 1,000 feet below, in an underground basin in the Veneto Plain. This ensures that all its original features are unchanged, and the natural balance of minerals and trace elements that is essential to our well being remains uncontaminated.

San Benedetto  was arguably the original favorite of the Republic of Venice, in vogue with aristocratic Venetian families during the Renaissance. It became known as the San Benedetto Health Water," and was consumed and appreciated for its curative qualities. Without question, San Benedetto is an elite, low-mineral delicacy that carries a 30 milligram per liter punch of Magnesium. The San Benedetto bottle is attractive, and is available in both still and sparkling versions. 

San Benedetto  one of Italy's Finest (and by the way, there are over 600 of them) has based its own growth on technological innovation. Today it has one of the largest bottling plants in the world.  
Water In The News...

Fine Water Summit 2015...Los Angeles

One more time, the Fine Water Society will be hosting the 2015 Water Summit, being held at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills, April 8th-10th. The major goal is to formalize the Fine Water Society into a working group, able to establish guidelines and promote the Fine Water industry. More information may be found at www.finewaters.com. Aqua Maestro will be presenting on the topic of Premium Portfolio Distribution in the US. 

Taste & Savor
The Broadmoor, the iconic, Five Star, Five Diamond Resort located in Colorado Springs, CO, hosted acclaimed chefs and beverage experts from around the country at the inaugural Taste and Savor epicurean weekend, March 5-8, 2015. One of the featured events was a water tasting hosted by Martin Riese. Aqua Maestro provided some of the distinctive waters, which are not readily available in the area.

Brands In The News
Fiji Redesigns Their Label

For the first time in 10 years, Fiji is changing the look of their iconic bottle, by redesigning their label. The square shape and blue bottle cap will remain the same, but the label will showcase the story behind the brand. Both the front label as well as six newly designed back labels will reflect one distinct aspect of Fiji Water's journey from cloud to bottle.

Beverly Hills 9OH2O - Diamond Collection
The crown jewel of the Beverly Hills 9OH2O product line is the Diamond Collection, limited to only nine bottles in the world and featuring white gold caps set with over 600 G/VS white diamonds and over 250 black diamonds, totaling 14 carats.  It is priced at a mere $100,000 per bottle. Each bottle comes in a custom secured presentation case together with four engraved Baccarat crystal tumblers, and it is presented in person by water sommelier Martin Riese at a private water tasting.

 

Shipping Came To a Halt....
The Frozen North....
Spring finally arrives, and not a minute too soon. Aqua Maestro was backed up with product, as we had to curtail shipping until warmer temperatures. It seemed we couldn't get product delivered, via UPS, or common carrier. Water was freezing and glass was breaking. Shipments are back on track, and it looks like we're good to go for awhile. Below are some images of product backed up in our warehouse.We would also like to thank Berg Water, for sending some images of what they were contending with. Ten feet of snow in places, and record cold temperatures.



There were also a record number of phone calls, complaining of frozen pipes, and interrupted water service, in both municipalities and individual homes. Bottled water in plastic, was the only salvation. Yet many environmental groups continue to try and ban the water bottle, continuing to overlook the good, and the healthy aspects of bottled water.

Another image coming from Berg Water, shows their life line, a ferry, stuck in the ice. It took 3 days and Coast Guard Ice Breaker Louis S. St-Laurant to come to their rescue. The map will give you and indication of where Berg is located. No need to remind you why Aqua Maestro chose Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.



Did You Know?
Bottled Water May Help Protect
Against Damaged Hair

As the weather warms up and swimming again becomes a daily ritual. Did you know there is a way to limit the damage to your hair from chlorine? Before jumping into that pool, wet your hair down with bottled water. Your hair will absorb the clean water and minimize the absorption of chlorinated water.

B2P ....A New Acronym "Bottles to Pen"
Pilot Pen has a new "green initiative," and is selling a new product. A pen made out of water bottles...(and other recycled plastic). The pen shown above contains 89% post-consumer waste. It even comes with the smooth writing G2 ink.


By The Numbers....
If you like numbers, and can fathom this. Can you estimate how much water it takes to produce the food you consume in one year? The answer is close to 1billion liters. That's 264 million gallons. Wow!

There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined.

If all of the water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere fell at once, distributed evenly, it would only cover the earth with about an inch of water. 

American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day.

It would take six and a half years for the average American residence to use the amount of water required to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool (660,000 gallons).

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).


Fiji Water...front and center

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