Water is not just water – we’re all about water for Taste!
Our Fine Waters are designed for the epicurean table. They are pristine in quality – inside and out.
Served in dedicated stemware, we are raising the global standard of how to serve water – a way in which celebrates Mother Natures incredible resource.
There is a water for every bottle of wine, paired to highlight the nuance of these. Fine Water paired to cocktails and coffees, changes flavour profiles in the most exceptional ways imaginable. Fine Water paired to different cuisines is the mark of a true water connoisseur.
We specialise in supplying the worlds most luxurious waters to meet the needs of the gastronomy world – appreciating water as a beverage, not simply for hydration alone.
Our portfolio is impressive! We hold exclusivity for several international brands, and support other businesses within South Africa, to further grow the movement of water-for-taste!
We are importers and distributors of Fine Water from around the world. We are also the home of South Africa’s 1st Certified Water Sommelier – Candice Jansen
Water is our absolute passion and because we love the finer things in life, we know exactly what to do when it comes to Fine Water. Once you know that water is not just water and you have access to this luxury segment within the wider category of premium waters, you will share the same enthusiasm.
We could keep you here all-day-long sharing legendary stories of remote and ancient Fine Water sources and the people behind the Fine Water brands, who celebrate water the way we do. Rather, we want you to come on the journey with us, to experience the sensations and incredible satisfaction that only Fine Water can bring. There will be plenty of time to tell all the stories.
Characteristics of water
Mineral Water’s subtle taste and terroir are determined by the minerals it contains. It is measured in mg/l and is known as TDS. Total Dissolved Solids.
Super: Low 0 – 50mg/l
Low: 50- 250 mg/l
Medium: 250- 800mg/l
High: 800 – 1,500mg/l
Very High: 1,500mg/l & over
There are various levels of carbonation in water, this determines the balance.
Still, Effervescent, Light, Classic & Bold.
Certain geological conditions create naturally carbonated water.
pH factors measure the level of alkalinity or acidity in water. This is the waters orientation.
Alkaline | pH 7.8 – 10
Hint of Sweet | pH 7.3 – 7.8
Neutral | pH 6.7 – 7.3
Acidic | pH 5 – 6.7
Virginality indicates how protected a water is from its surroundings and determined by the water’s level of nitrate.
Superior | 0 – 1 mg/l
Very Good | 1 – 4 mg/l
Good | 4 – 7 mg/l
Acceptable | 7 – 10 mg/l
Potable | 10 – 50 mg/l
Hardness is determined by calcium and magnesium levels.
Soft | 0 – 17.1 mg/l
Slightly Hard | 17.1 – 60 mg/l
Moderately Hard | 60 – 120 mg/l
Hard | 120 – 180 mg/l
Very Hard | 180 mg/l & over
The vintage of water is important to note. Young waters such as rainwater don’t have much time to absorb minerals, therefore they tend to have a much lower TDS level. Older waters may feel more substantial. Vintage plays an important role as it adds to the story of water and the epicurean experience. Some waters have thousands of years to reach their final destination while others take a very short journey.