Where Do They Get Bottled Water?

Bottled water court decisions give us quick glimpses into the sources of bottled water. For example: * The Nestlé company, which bottles water under several well-known labels, fought ferociously in court to retain its rights to appropriate water from the Great Lakes – to put in bottles – to sell to you and me. When Michigan’s government instituted a new law that allows Nestlé Corporation to continue taking up to 250,000 gallons per day, and sell them at a markup well over 240 times its production cost, Nestlé dropped the court battle. * In Vermont, “Poland Spring” (also a Nestlé product) was brought to court with a complaint that the bottled water in “Poland Spring” came not from “some of …

Wine For The Rest Of Us

Many of us love wine, but lack the purse that allows for expensive, “fine” wines. For that matter, I have found that if I want to enjoy wine regularly (which I do), I can’t even afford $15 a bottle as that mounts up quickly in the old monthly budget. But fear not, budget oenophiles, good wines, even fine wines are available on a shoe string. Many people have already discovered the charms of Yellowtail and Two-buck Chuck (Charles Taylor) wines, to the point of these good wines being virtually ubiquitous on dinner tables everywhere. But did you know, or realize, that there are many, many quality varietals available through a host of other vineyards. Indeed, there are dozens of wines …