Michael Mascha

MICHAEL MASCHA | Creator and publisher of FineWaters, a web site portal that is the definitive voice for water connoisseurs and their accompanying lifestyle. The web site and its associated online community is the leading destination for education and a resource for consumers in the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry. Dr. Mascha holds a PhD in Anthropology and Communication Science from the University of Vienna and lives in Los Angeles and Texas.

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By JOEL STEIN | Our man's journey from chugging at the tap to appreciating rare bottled brands. I always ask for tap water, no matter how nice the restaurant is. It's my way of telling the waiter that, despite my choice of the $80 tasting menu, I'm not some self-important yuppie jerk. Other than the Saint Emilion and the truffles, I'm keeping it real.

By CHRISTOPHER HOOKS | When a doctor told Michael Mascha, a wine connoisseur, that he could either live or continue to drink, it wasn’t an easy choice. “I hesitated,” he recounted recently at his home in Harlingen, “because I had just bought some nice bottles of Krug Champagne.”


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  • History of Bottled Water
Over the past two decades, bottled water has become the fastest-growing drinks market in the world. The global market was valued at $157bn in 2013 and is expected to reach $280bn by 2020.
Water is turning into wine. The same culture that surrounds the production and consumption of wine is emerging around water. Water competitions akin to wine competitions are now held.
NY Times Science
Earth is old. The sun is old. But do you know what may be even older than both? Water.
Salt Science
Washington Post declares that unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low sodium” and “low salt,” this longstanding warning has come under assault by scientists who say that typical American salt consumption is without risk.

History Bottled Water
Ours is the blue planet, and the hallmark of life on Earth is water. But where did this colorless, odorless liquid first come from? Recent discoveries in astrophysics suggest that water is not native to Earth.
History Bottled Water
This website appeared first in 2004 and the concept of considering water at the same level as wine and food as a natural product was still new and foreign to many.