NASA scientists said Monday they believe they have confirmed that water intermittently flows on the surface of Mars, a discovery that may have ramifications in what we are going to drink in the next future..
Revered by the ancient Gauls and enjoyed by kings, the waters of Saint-Galmier have long been recognized for their restorative properties. However, it took an enterprising silk salesman named Auguste Badoit to share the spring water of this tiny French town with the world. Traveling to the surface from 500 feet below the Loire Valley, the water is naturally endowed with a generous amount of trace minerals as well as light, playful bubbles that give Badoit its signature taste.
Home to thermal baths, picturesque gardens and even a Club Med, the French town of Vittel is built around water in more ways than one. In 1854, lawyer Louis Bouloumié purchased the land surrounding a spring in the Vosges Mountains of Northeastern France, establishing a spa and later bottling the mineral-rich water that attracts so many visitors. Renowned for its stimulating effects on the kidneys, gall bladder and liver, Vittel remains a popular water with athletes.
Sourced from the snowy peak of Mauna Loa, the world's largest subaerial volcano, Waiakea's water is naturally filtered through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock before being bottled. The resulting product is rich in electrolytes and essential minerals, and is also unusually alkaline, giving the water its distinctive sweet finish. In a true display of Aloha spirit, Waiakea is deeply invested in protecting the environment and helping the less fortunate, becoming the first Hawaiian bottled water to be certified carbon neutral.
t must be in the water — at least that's one theory for Sardinia's unusually high concentration of centenarians. Bottled at the source at Monte di Deu (the "Mountain of God"), Smeraldina's artesian water is naturally filtered through subterranean granite rock, which imparts it with health-boosting trace elements and a light, refreshing taste.
This self-proclaimed "Queen of Table Waters" has been a preferred drink of gourmands since would-be winemaker Georg Kreuzberg discovered a spring on his property in 1852. Named after the patron saint of wine, Apollinaris is bottled at the source in Germany's volcanic Eifel region according to the country's strict mineral water regulations. Apollinaris is sure to make an invigorating addition to your day.
One of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious bottled waters, Hildon Natural Mineral Water is served at the House of Commons and the Royal Opera House (and is rumored to be the water of choice at Buckingham Palace). Hildon begins as rainfall, which percolates through the chalk hills of the Hampshire countryside. After a period of 50 years, the water emerges at an underground aquifer beneath the 19th-century Hildon Estate.This low level of carbonation makes their "Gently Sparkling" water ideal for sipping alongside fine wines and subtly flavored dishes, which risk being overwhelmed by more robust bubbles.
Sourced from high in the Beartooth Mountains of Wyoming, American Summits spring water is naturally sustainable and never treated with purifying chemicals or preservatives. Filtered through layers of granite and metamorphic rock, the water is infused with trace elements that replenish the body's essential minerals and work to maintain normal blood flow. The alkaline property of the mineral water also helps to restore our natural pH balance by neutralizing stored acids and toxins.
aint Géron, known as "the queen of mineral waters," stems from an ancient spring in the Auvergne region of France. The light, sparkling mineral water is the product of an 1,100-year filtration process. This results in the water being cleansed of all bacteria and nitrates, which show up at less than .1 milligrams per liter. Unusually rich in calcium and magnesium, Saint Géron has long been used as a treatment for digestive problems, diabetes, anemia and even gout.
Collecting the purest water on Earth is no easy task — just ask the adventurous spirits behind Berg. Harvested from icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Berg water traces its origins 15,000 years back to the ancient glaciers of Greenland. Isolated from humans deep within the reaches of the Arctic snow cap, the ice is only accessible when massive chunks break off and make their slow journey down to the Canadian coast.
Found at the base of the Italian Alps in the small village of Nuvolento, the Sole source has been providing the local community with water for at least a millennium. Since 1896, the Bodei family has been sharing this special water with the world. Naturally low in sodium with a light effervescence, Solé (the family adds an accent over the "e" to aid non-Italians with pronunciation) is a light and refreshing alternative to more densely carbonated sparkling waters. Although Solé has gone global, the brand remains committed to its hometown, providing free water for the local school.