Water Sommelier Jessica Altieri
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What is a water sommelier?
Imagine having an acclaimed wine and water sommelier personally walk you through the new world of wine and water, showing you perfect pairings and granting you inside access to world-renowned vineyards and water regions and sources, just like they do when you order a fine bottle of wine. Think of the adventure of traveling from France to Norway to New Zealand to the Napa Valley, all through your eager palate. Dream of tasting the difference between varietals and types of mineral water, learning the history of wine and water regions and, more importantly, falling in love with the wine and luxury water lifestyle and join us in a new age for “beverage experiences. A water sommelier helps you do all of this, taking water appreciation to a new level.
Well, sure – of course you need a wine sommelier when you’re at a restaurant. How else will you know which bevvies go best with the salmon, steak or field greens? You might not have considered, however, that water makes just as much of an impact on the enjoyment of your food as wine does. Therefore, why shouldn’t it be just as important?
Enter the water sommelier, an elite class of experts that can educate you on the many types of water and why they matter. Here are just a few reasons you need a water sommelier, whether working out or dining out.
1. Treat Your Taste Buds
Have you ever traveled to another country, tasted the tap water and marveled at how different it is from home? As with wine, the different minerals of a region flavor water differently. That means they also complement food differently. To increase your dining enjoyment at restaurants and home, you should start paying attention to H2O.
2. Like Coffee? Water Matters
Coffee, just like good old booze, has about a thousand notes influencing every blend and brew. Roasters work hard to identify the right beans, source them from the right regions and roast them just the right amount. Use a tap water full of chemicals or minerals, and you’ll ruin that delicate balance entirely. That’s where the right water comes in.
4. Steer Clear of Chemicals
Lots of tap water has chemicals in it, such as chlorine or fluoride. While these might perform important health benefits, they’re not good in large quantities. Mineral waters are much lower in chemicals, or chemical-free altogether. Of course, it takes help to discover what they are … so see below. (Wink, wink.)
5. Get Your Minerals!
Minerals are critical when working out. Many people don’t know, in fact, that they’re almost as important as water itself, and that without them, you can actually be poisoned by the life-giving liquid. Specific waters have more of certain replenishing salts and elements, such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur and potassium. Now you can sweat without worrying about the consequences.
These are just a few of the reasons to consider learning more about your water today. And who better to ask than Jessica Altieri, America's newest Certified Water Sommelier? Get in touch to learn more about the fascinating world of water and why it matters to you today.