April 08, 2010
SodaStream Tweets about Supreme Seltzer Survey
Now try saying THAT ten times fast.
Thank you Alicia of SodaStream!
A new type of siphon: Bariloche Seltzer
Big thanks to Maureen for turning me on to a new type of seltzer siphon inspired by Argentinian practices: the recycled plastic bottle converted to seltzer siphon.
From their site:
Bariloche is named after San Carlos de Bariloche which is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes. The name Bariloche comes from the Mapudungun word Vuriloche meaning "people from behind the mountain" (furi = behind, che = people).
Bariloche is the only seltzer in the United States to come in a recyclable plastic siphon bottle. Since this bottle is never opened, the seltzer can stay fresh for months as opposed to a capped bottle which loses its carbonation within a few days of opening.
Bariloche comes in a 2 liter bottle and a case contains 6 bottles
Unlike traditional siphons, which you can only get direct from the handful of delivery men or bottling plants which remain, these can be purchased from stores, listed on their site.
If you drink Bariloche, please post a review!
April 05, 2010
The Supreme Seltzer Survey
After over 100 hundreds interviews that I did for my seltzer book, it finally hit me: let people online respond. I don't know what took me so long but finally, at long last, here it is!
The Supreme Seltzer Survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H8MKVGW
It shouldn't take more than a minute. Please respond now and help shape the book's research and answer the ultimate question: what does seltzer mean?
Mineral Water tops Soda in UK
In the latest from the FineWater Newsletter:
Bottled Water Ousts Canned Drinks in UK's Inflation Basket
Sunday, 04 April 2010
Canned soda drinks are out and small bottles of mineral water are in, according to the Office for National Statistics in its latest annual rejig of the "shopping basket" of goods it uses to calculate inflation. The move reflects higher spending on smaller bottles of mineral water in the "on-the-go" drinks market in recent years. The latest snapshot of the nation's spending habits also showed hair straighteners replacing hairdryers and lipstick giving way to lip gloss.