Bottled Water of the World

FINEWATERS Guide Book
A Connoisseur's Guide to the World of Premium Bottled Waters
By Michael Mascha

Reviews 100 of the world’s best-loved bottled water brands, their sources, composition, flavors, and historical backgrounds, along with expert analysis and full-color photos throughout.

ISBN 9781624545989 | US $ 24.95

FINEWATERS Guide Book

Worldwide Bottled Water Brands Listed by Country


Water is not Water. At first glance, waters may not seem to have the individual characteristics that distinguish wines, but distinct differences become apparent when the attention is focused on water.

Like wine water has terroir and it is a natural product that originates from a particular place with unique properties. That is of course if you drink premium bottled water. About 40% of the bottled water sold in the US is purified tap water and available from brands like Aquafina, Dasani and many others. If it says municipal source on the label it’s not premium water and highly processed.


Argentina (4)

Patagonia - distant, virgin and little known

Australia (16)

Continuous Cultural History since the last Ice Age

Belgium (4)

A fully-covered aquifer in "la Cite Ardente" cools the hot blooded city.

Brazil (1)

The Eden of popular imagination

Canada (36)

Waters from a pristine environment

Chile (4)

Water from the End of the World

China (1)

Ancient Sources with huge potential

Croatia (1)

Founded on the ruins of the Roman Empire

Denmark (5)

Water from Northern Europe

Ecuador (1)

Ecuador straddles the equator, from which it takes its name.

Egypt (6)

Water in Egypt? Purity springs forth from the Siwa oasis.

Fiji (2)

Extra smooth taste from tropical rain infused with high levels of silica

Finland (2)

Best Water in the World according to an UN Study

France (52)

A country of world-famous bottled waters.

Germany (19)

Fluoride-rich waters flow from ole-world springs - the perfect compliment to your kroller

Greenland (1)

The Eden of popular imagination

Iceland (2)

Water from the most sparsely populated country in Europe

India (23)

Enforcing new standards for bottled water

Iraq (1)

Water from remote Kurdistan

Ireland (1)

Fresh bottled water from the place where nature came and decided to stay

Italy (111)

Many different waters to match with the almost endless cuisine

Japan (1)

Mineral water is now an indispensable commodity in modern Japan

Kosova (1)

An independent country in South Eastern Europe

Lithuania (2)

The capital Vilnius lies at the geographical centre of Europe.

Mexico (1)

Sources with huge potential

Micronesia (1)

True Tropical Paradise

Nepal (1)

Water from the roof of the world

Netherlands (1)

A constitutional monarchy, located in northwestern Europe.

New Zealand (9)

Renowned for its clean, green natural environment

Norway (2)

Ample water supplies, a low level of pollution and a low population density makes a perfect source

Peru (1)

Premium Waters from the Peruvian Andes

Poland (2)

The geographical center of Europe

Portugal (3)

Water from one of the oldest nations in Europe.

Romania (8)

High carbon content in the North and a healthy doses of Iron from the West define the Romanian aquifer

Russia (4)

Water with a large of History

Serbia (1)

Ancient Sources of Healing Water

Slovakia (9)

Discover what Slovakia has to offer in bottled form

Slovenia (1)

One of the most tectonically diverse areas in the world.

South Africa (8)

Water from the cradle of mankind

Spain (13)

Overflowing with outstanding mineral waters

Sweden (3)

Silent winter landscapes and chic design define the purity of style and water

Switzerland (2)

Water from the center of Europe

Turkey (1)

A country of ancient traditions.

United Kingdom (26)

Fine Waters from a country traditionally not known for it's culinary achievements

United States (113)

Not yet well known for it's waters but with enormous potential

Uruguay (1)

Water from deep in the Arequita mountains.