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Jessica Altieri - Water Sommelier Guide

Jessica Altieri, a leading digital wine lifestyle executive, has added a new title to her already impressive list of credentials- America's Newest Water Sommelier.

Jessica's impressive resume is well-known, and for a good reason. She is a Certified Wine Sommelier, California Wine Appellation Specialist, and the CEO of the Wine Channel TV Network, and one of Wine Enthusiast's prestigious "Top 40 Under 40 Tastemasters" in 2016. Jessica's latest certification as a Water Sommelier further solidifies her position as an innovative authority in the United States and around the world.

Jessica's certification as a Water Sommelier makes her part of a highly exclusive group of tasting professionals. Until 2015, there was only one Water Sommelier in the entire United States, and even today only a handful exist worldwide.

Types of water

o   Tap

Usually supplied to households and industries using underground pipes. It comes from large wells, lakes, rivers or reservoirs and is processed and treated to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards. 

o   Spring

To be labeled as “spring water” it only has to come from a confirmed spring source, it does not have to contain the same 250 ppm mineral content as mineral water. Some sources contain very little minerals, while still others may contain a lot. For this reason, spring water can also be mineral water; it's all very source dependent.

Bottled spring water is much less expensive than most of its bottled mineral water counterparts. This is due to non-mineral spring sources being much more commonplace all over the globe, whereas much of the world's richest mineral water sources are located in Europe and throughout Asia.

The difference comes down to the guaranteed mineral concentration found in bottled mineral water.  

o   Mineral

Comes from an underground water resource protected from contamination rights. It’s of original purity and its protected from contamination risks.

It’s defined by its “constant level and relative proportions of mineral and trace elements at the point of emergence from the source.” 

Most brands are naturally carbonated, while several companies add in even more carbonation to suit the preferences of their customers.

Mineral water can come from a variety of sources including springs and wells. The main distinction between it and regular spring or tap water is that it must contain at least 250 parts per million (ppm) of trace minerals. These minerals include calcium and magnesium mostly, but also other trace minerals.

OTHER TYPES WATER

-          Distilled water is even worse-it strips your body of electrolytes.

-          Seltzer water

o    Plain water that has been artificially carbonated. 

-          Club Soda

o   Seltzer water and club soda are very similar, but there is a notable difference between the two. Unlike seltzer, mineral-like ingredients are added to club soda to enhance the flavor. 

-          Tonic water

o    Bitter drink, from quinine addition, which pairs particularly well with gin. Also unlike the other waters, Tonic contains calories         

-           “Demineralized” means that all minerals have been stripped away from the water. Our body absorbs these and other trace minerals found naturally in water more easily than from food sources. This is known as the bioavalability.

(http://www.onewater.my/news/bottled-spring-water-vs-bottled-mineral-water-what-difference.html )

-The only difference between distilled and purified water is distilled water goes through distillation while purified water goes through other processes such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, Ozonation, sand filtration, etc.

-There is essentially no difference between purified and distilled water, aside from the purification process. (http://www.endlesswaters.com/distilled-or-purified-water)

Jessica Altieri Earns Prestigious Water Sommelier Certification

Jessica Altieri, a leading digital wine lifestyle executive, has added a new title to her already impressive list of credentials- America's Newest Water Sommelier.

Jessica's impressive resume is well-known, and for a good reason. She is a Certified Wine Sommelier, California Wine Appellation Specialist, and the CEO of the Wine Channel TV Network, and one of Wine Enthusiast's prestigious "Top 40 Under 40 Tastemasters" in 2016. Jessica's latest certification as a Water Sommelier further solidifies her position as an innovative authority in the United States and around the world.

Jessica's certification as a Water Sommelier makes her part of a highly exclusive group of tasting professionals. Until 2015, there was only one Water Sommelier in the entire United States, and even today only a handful exist worldwide.

 

Jessica Altieri