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The Real Difference Between Bottled Waters, According To A Water Sommelier

For most of us, water is just water. It’s a tasteless, odorless liquid that we drink when we’re thirsty. But the truth is, that assumption is quite the opposite of reality.

There’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to water. In a sense, drinking water can be treated like wine, meaning the place of origin, distillation process and even age of the water has a profound impact on the water’s taste, smell and character.

Considering the vast number of options when it comes to purchasing water, it’s almost impossible to differentiate one bottled water from another — without looking at the price tag.

So, in order to educate ourselves about the complexities of bottled drinking water, we sought the help of Martin Riese – America’s only water sommelier – to help break down what makes one brand of drinking water more superior than another.

While simply drinking water may seem like an effortless activity, Riese explained that human body is wired to absorb the natural minerals and nutrients present. Just as we eat food for nutrition, it’s important to understand that water contains the same essential elements that tremendously benefit our bodies.

For Riese, spring water is the primary choice for drinking and encourages consumers to become familiar with the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) factor. The TDS rating is an indicator of the strength of water’s mineral content, taste and texture. 

FIJI Natural Artesian Water, for example, has a TDS of 222, which yields a very smooth, yet velvety texture with a hint of taste.

While every individual’s preferences will be different when it comes to water, Riese suggested tasting a wide spectrum of waters with varying TDS levels, in order to accommodate to your palate.

“Water is the most important beverage in our lives, and without water we wouldn’t be on this planet,” Reise said.

With that, let’s ensure we take time to honor water, for the beautiful and nourishment it provides.   

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with FIJI Natural Artesian Water    

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A Woman Broke Into Drake’s House Just To Drink His Sprite

Drake has had a pretty rough April, as he claimed to be racially profiled at a country club during Coachella weekend, and now we’re finding out his Hidden Hills home got broken into earlier this month.

On April 3, Mesha Collins was on her worst behavior, as police found her hiding in Drake’s house, helping herself to some soda and water, according to LA Times.

Drake wasn’t home at the time, per the Huffington Post, but his property manager guided police to the burglar, who was apparently locked in a room.

Not only did she down a Pepsi, Sprite and Fiji water, but she was reportedly wearing one of Drake’s hoodies when police found her.

It’s unknown how she got into the “Yolo Estate” (Yes, that’s literally what Drake’s corny ass named it), as there were no signs of forced entry, but at least she never made it out with any property.

After being arrested and charged with burglary, she was held on $100,000 bail, and will have her day in court Wednesday.

It’s a shame Drake wasn’t home, because he probably would have kept her captive in the room, fallen in love Beauty and the Beast-style, then written a fire album about it.