Perhaps we should start with what a Sommelier is.
Definition of sommelier: a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service : a wine steward
Well, that is pretty simple! So, is there really such a thing as a Water Sommelier? Absolutely!
As a matter of fact, there is an organization to focuses on helping people become Water Sommeliers:
At Superior Natural Mineral Water, our water has been certified by the Water Sommelier Union for appearance, scent and taste. One of the highest forms of recognition for any mineral water!
So, what does this mean for someone who buys our water? Our product has been found to be exceptional – and that it is more nuanced than typical bottled water. This can mean a higher level of enjoyment when drinking our water for simple refreshment and a more complex experience when pairing our water with meals – appetizers, main courses and even desserts.
While Water Sommelier’s are more common in Europe, there is one in the US and the concepts represented by the Water Sommelier Union and Martin Riese are beginning to gain traction one the East Coast and the West Coast. These concepts relate to the hows and whys of pairing mineral water with food. From sparkling to still, the level of complexity and enjoyment depends not only on the water but on the person enjoying the combination.
But wait, doesn’t water go with almost everything? Yes – but the next level of enjoyment can come from learning the complexities of how food interacts with different styles of water. From still (which SNMW is) to sparkling to sparkling with various intensities of effervescence (yes, that is a real thing) the world of water and food paring can become part of how you entertain or how you enjoy food. With more and more people choosing a “no alcohol” lifestyle we are talking a next generation approach to maximizing your enjoyment of all things food and water related.
Part of what it means to have a Superior Lifestyle!
You only get one life…make it Superior!