STILL waters a separated into categories according to the Minerality (TDS – Total Dissolved Solids) starting at a SUPER LOW Category (<50mg/l) usually consisting of Iceberg, rain or glacial waters. The LOW Category (< 250mg/l) holds usually the most waters from sources like springs and artesia

For waters with a higher Minerality are the MEDIDUM CATEGORY (<800mg/l) and the HIGH CATEGORY (> 800 mg/l) SPARKLING waters are represented by the ADDED CARBONATION Category for waters with have artificially added carbonation, most sparkling waters are in this category. The waters in the NATURALLY CARBONATED Category are rare and few people are actually aware that there are waters with naturally occurring carbonation.

With Fine Waters the bottle design represents the brand and connects the consumer emotionally to the source of the water. The bottle is an important aspect of a story told in PET or GLASS and awards are given in each Category for the design.

TASTE AWARDS 2017

STILL Category

Super Low Minerality ( < 50mg/l)

Low Minerality (< 250 mg/l)

Medium Minerality (< 800mg/l)

SPARKLING Category

Added Carbonation

Natural Carbonation

 

DESIGN AWARDS

GLASS Category

PET Category

 

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