"Oscars of water"Water coolers. News 02/08/2015
El Prat de Llobregat, August 2015
For over two decades Berkeley Springs town (placed in West Virginia, USA),famous by its mineral springs, celebrates the International Berkeley Springs Water Tasting, also known as "Oscars of water". This event attracts dozens of members of the bottled water industry and a lot of people curious and eager to listen conferences, see exhibitions or take samples of the precious liquid.
The founder of the event -was Arthur von Wiesenberger, the foremost bottled water expert and author of multiple books on the subject. Even 25 years later, he is still a fundamental pillar of the conference, especially in the part of water tasting. The judges observe how the water is poured in numbered glasses, hold the glass up and take a look for any impurities. Then bring the glass near the nose and take a deep breath in order to identify the smell. Finally, they take a sip and keep it in the mouth, identifying possible flavors.
The competitions are arranged in four groups: municipal, purified, bottled and sparkling, water from all over the world.
Water with or without gas? Which one do you prefer?
In many countries the sparkling water is part of the daily habits. In Spain it is not a common habit, in part due to the widespread believe that contains sugar, as -is the case of soft drinks. Nothing could be further from the truth, because the sparkling water is not a soda, but simply a water with added gas.
Water without gas is completely natural and does not bring any calories, only provide us with minerals which help to replenish the electrolyte levels in the body while hydrate us.
In the same way the sparkling water achieve to hydrate and provide the body with the minerals that are needed. Sparkling water is a water into which carbon dioxide gas has been added, causing gas bubbles. This acid stimulates the stomach secretion of gastric juice which improves the digestive process. Moreover, the sparkling water does not contains calories, exactly the same as the water without gas.
Within its product range, the company Canaletas, offers drinking water fountains with sparkling water, in order to reach the consumers of that type of water. These models are marketed mainly in Europe.
Canaletas is a family company founded in 1965 which focuses its activity on designing and manufacturing different kinds of drinking fountains and water coolers, and also commercializing water filters. It has more than 50 different models adapted to the requirements of the customer, as drinking fountains for companies, factories, home, schools ... etc. Placed in Barcelona, the company has delegation in Madrid and an extensive network of distributors covering the entire country. Canaletas is also present in Europe, North Africa and Middle East countries.
Nowadays, Canaletas is the most experienced manufacturer of water coolers and drinking water fountains in Europe and is characterized by its innovative spirit, which is represented by numerous patents registered during its 50 years of history. The company, now run by the second generation, is known for the quality of its products that stand the test of time and have a longer "life cycle" than most of the other water coolers and drinking water fountains on the market.