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Martin Riese the first Water Sommelier in the U.S....Thats what I said WATER Sommelier! lol

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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From LOS ANGELES magazine.com
VICE.com
LA TIMES
QZ.com

This is Martin Riese:


as you can see Martin is a happy Guy...


Martin is happy because he created a Job for himself unlike any other.. He is the first Water Sommelier in the U.S.
Given our MASS addiction (especially here in the U.S.) to getting "Stuff" and the BEST "Stuff" at that, this job makes perfect sense.

What Does it Take to Be a Water Sommelier?
Start with a Fine Dining establishment for example,

when you dine at Ray’s & Stark Bar—which is located in the lower atrium of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—one of the menus your server will hand you will be a multi-page booklet of different kinds of water. You may, for a minute, think you've landed in an episode of Portlandia—what ever happened to “still or sparkling?”

Ray's & Stark Bar:


There are bottles from France, Norway, Fiji, Germany and the United States, all neatly lined up, from flat to sparkling, ready to be poured for a water tasting.

In case it's not clear, Riese is crazy about H20. He's taking the clear liquid most of us take for granted as a simple necessity and attempting to turn it into a serious business.



Riese was certified as a water sommelier after taking a weeklong course in Germany at Doemen's, one of a few schools in the world that offers certification for water specialists, but he insists he was largely self-trained by tasting

He's worked at Michelin star restaurants all over the world and in 2005, he introduced a 40-label water menu at a German restaurant. He also wrote a book in 2009 about water and his knowledge on the subject earned him a special O-1 visa to live and work in the United States from Germany, awarded to individuals with extraordinary abilities and typically given to scientists and inventors.

"All waters have unique tastes, and a lot of Americans think water is just water, but I completely don't believe in that," said Riese. "Water has so many interesting nuances."

A funny 2 part interview on Conan



SO I cannot help but LMAO at the very idea of this as a profession.
Would you Buy the water?

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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Sounds like the Penn and Teller episode were they spoofed such idioctic notions about bottled water.

My favorite one their 'sommelier' brought out was Agua de Culo.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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Possibly, once.
It's cheaper than traveling to a foreign country. Maybe something from Greenland?



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi

Well,



The water on the left will reveal a hint of cut grass and dog poo with subtle overtones of worm and the nuttiness of e-coli. The other tastes like water.

Bwahahahahahahaha.

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: myselfaswell

Looks like somthing Bill Gates would drink.
lol



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Sounds like the Penn and Teller episode were they spoofed such idioctic notions about bottled water.

My favorite one their 'sommelier' brought out was Agua de Culo.



YOU BEAT ME TO IT!!!
LOL



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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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Genius or Wanker?

Happy Guy



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 11:20 PM
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So you're going to pay more money for water? What morons. People like him are one of the reasons why our descendents will have to pay an arm and a leg to get just a cup of water.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
So you're going to pay more money for water? What morons. People like him are one of the reasons why our descendents will have to pay an arm and a leg to get just a cup of water.





Half the water he's promoting, including the Evian on the desk, comes from the municipal water supply. Snobs!

A really good documentary to watch is Tapped! It talks about not only WHERE the water comes from, but the effects it's doing to our environment.


Tapped Trailer 1



Tapped Trailer 2



Blue Gold: World Water Wars, Full Length Film



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 08:30 AM
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Hey can't fault him for finding a living. He's happy doing it and I do see what he's after. Different water will have different mineral content so it should taste ever so slightly different. I can taste differences in water.

I think if there is any knock here, it's on the pretentious folks who think it makes a huge difference and will pay top dollar for the mineral content of water from this or that place in the world.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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Oh my...

Water snobbery, interesting.

I never realized just how many self-deluded plastic people there really are in the world.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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I think if there is any knock here, it's on the pretentious folks who think it makes a huge difference and will pay top dollar for the mineral content of water from this or that place in the world.


Here's the part that I find the most hilarious about this whole thing:

Via the planet's Hydrological Cycle - what rains down on a German mountainside today, will rain down on a Finland mountainside next week.

It's a neverending recycling of the exact same stuff - plus or minus a superfluous mineral or two.

Apparently, there are a lot of people who never bothered to pay attention in science class.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 11:37 AM
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while the role of water sommalier is dumb, water is a very complex beverage with a wide variety of natural tastes present in varying degrees.

The best water I ever had was a Brazillian spring water that was served as Texas de Brazil in Ft Worth. It was phenomenal.

Think about that: i am an avowed carnivore. But walked away from a churrascaria raving not about the steady supply of exquisitely prepared meats....but about the water.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
while the role of water sommalier is dumb, water is a very complex beverage with a wide variety of natural tastes present in varying degrees.

The best water I ever had was a Brazillian spring water that was served as Texas de Brazil in Ft Worth. It was phenomenal.

Think about that: i am an avowed carnivore. But walked away from a churrascaria raving not about the steady supply of exquisitely prepared meats....but about the water.



Myself I cannot STAND the taste of water. I can taste metal in it. I don't know why, but I can. To m, it has a very tinny quality to it. It I mix water with coffee, tea, Kool-Aid, etc... that taste is masked, and I can enjoy it. Even if the drink is watered down to almost all water, as long as I don't taste the metal.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

This is me. I don't drink water alone very often.

But sometimes you get a spring water that has just the right balance of minerals that the flavor is soft, subtle, and smooth.

Bottled water, as is typically mass produced, just doesn't cut it. It is most often just captured municipal water.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

I can taste all sorts of stuff in city tap water, it's bad imo. Currently I'm on rural land with a well and it's filtered so the water tastes decent.

My issue with this entire water business is that they're laying the foundations (like big corporations) for groups to seize water and literally control it beyond what we have today.

Water is life, groups can make an even bigger fortune if we continue down this path.



posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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I, personally, only drink water & red wine every now & then. Almost never hard alcohol, rarely beer, & never soda or coffee. I've maybe had a few sips of soda or coffee over the last few years, & rarely more than one sip per instance. In fact, I believe sodas & coffee & probably alcoholic beverages shouldn't even exist in the first place.

I also believe this water sommelier thing is a psyop & unconscious conditioning to get us used to paying more for water over the next decade.
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