Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Water sommelier

Bottled Water with a Difference

Many people would probably think that water is all the same, but one Berlin connoisseur has a different opinion. Water sommelier Jerk Martin Riese co-authored a book on the subject. He sampled various bottled waters for euromaxx.

Riese can identify the distinct characteristics of different waters, which should hardly come as a surprise since the restaurant he manages includes 40 different kinds on the menu. There are other water sommeliers in establishments throughout the world.

The most recent information I can find says that Alice Waters has banned bottled water at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. Citing environmental reasons, her restaurant, along with several other high-end Bay Area spots, has gone tap-only.

From Euromaxx, on Deutsche Welle DW-TV Deutschland Germany

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