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Interview With Santa Vittoria Water

Since its inception, Santa Vittoria is known for its low-sodium selection of beverages, especially the Acqua Minerale which is bottled at the source in Northern Italy.

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The low-sodium range is perfect for mixing with your favourite cocktail, cooling-off on a warm day, or simply keeping the fridge stocked with a sparkling beverage. Either way you want to look at it, this third generation family-owned business is still as popular as ever.

We chatted to the brand to find out exactly what’s next, the inspiration behind the famous packaging, and of course, the best cocktail pairings!

What makes Santa Vittoria such a fashionable beverage?

Santa Vittoria is the must have accessory to get you through balmy summer evenings and scorching hot beach days! Available in still or lightly sparking and a selection of delicious sodas, Santa Vittoria will hydrate you in style.

Fess up! How does Santa Vittoria differ from other waters on the market, what’s your secret?

Santa Vittoria is one of the purest waters available and is bottled at the source in Northern Italy. The purity of the water, along with the extremely low sodium content makes it the perfect accompaniment to any dining experience.

Not to mention the stunning packaging, what is the story behind the famous label on each bottle of water, sodas, and mixers?

The painting featured on the label of the Santa Vittoria bottle is Alexandre Cabanel’s best known work – The Birth of Venus (1863). This painting was chosen to convey the purity associated with Santa Vittoria natural mineral water. The elegance of the Santa Vittoria label makes it stands out from other waters and sodas.

What’s the best way to incorporate Santa Vittoria into a classic cocktail drink?

The selection of Santa Vittoria sodas are the perfect mixer to any classic cocktail drink. Incorporate the fruit nectars for a sweeter cocktail or stick with our soda mixers for a classic drink such as a gin and tonic or a vodka soda.

What are some of the best meals to accompany a glass of lightly sparkling Santa Vittoria water?

Anything and everything! Santa Vittoria is the perfect compliment to any meal as its natural flavour does not alter the flavours of your meal.

Could you share what’s coming up in 2015 for Santa Vittoria?

The upcoming summer is going to be a huge one for Santa Vittoria! We will be partnering with some of the hottest fashion, food and lifestyle brands to ensure Santa Vittoria is at all of the right summer soirees.

Instagram: @santa_vittoria

Is Your Child Drinking Enough Water?

Getting ready to spend a nice summer day outdoors? Got your child’s hat? Sunscreen? Snacks? Don’t forget the most important summer must-have – a bottle of water. Drinking lots of water helps your child (and you!) stay energised, regulate body temperature and cope with the heat better.

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What are the dangers of dehydration?

Dehydration can cause a medical emergency. At the risk of being nominated for The Worst Mother of the Year award I’ll share that I’ve had a child rushed to the hospital twice, because of dehydration. The first time my child had heat exhaustion after spending a very short time outside. It was a hot day, we were taking care to stay out of the sun as much as possible, but all the precautions we took weren’t enough without water. The second time my child had a bacterial infection accompanied by high fever that wouldn’t come down, because there wasn’t enough liquid in his body to flush the heat out.

On a lesser scale dehydration can cause headache, fatigue, nausea and muscle cramps, none of which adds fun to your day.

How much water should your child drink?

According to healthykids.nsw.gov.au, the recommended daily amount of fluids for a child is:

  • 5-8 years: 1l (5 glasses)
  • 9-12 years: 1.5 l (7 glasses)
  • 13+ years: 2l (8-10 glasses)

The body’s need for water increases on a hot day or when you’re exercising.

You don’t need to walk around measuring every sip your children take (although I was very close to it after our second visit to the emergency ward) to make sure they’re getting enough drinks. As long as they’re drinking small amounts regularly, they’ll be fine.

Tips for getting your kids to drink more water

  • Make water easily available at home.
  • Always carry water bottles when you go out.
  • Remind your kids often to have a drink. It’s easy to forget when they’re busy playing.
  • For smaller kids try making it fun. Have special cups with funny characters, add an ice cube on a hot day or give them a colourful straw.
  • Don’t keep sugary drinks around.
  • It’s a matter of habit – once your children are used to it, they will reach for their water bottles regularly without you having to be on the watch all the time.

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