This was the third year of the show and it's most successful so far. Everybody felt that the show has now reached a maturity and gravity to pull a large audience. We had over 6.500 visitors to the event, a new record and a high number for such an exclusive event. Needless to say we are very happy, especially in this economy, and we feel very confident for future shows in an improved economical environment.
The idea for the show was always to provide a stylish environment for foodies to explore and enjoy new trends in food, wine and premium water and to seriously sample and taste the different offerings. The FineWaters Pavilion has been an integral part to the show since interception and this year was especially rewarding, talking to a large and very receptive audience, introducing many to the concept of Premium Bottled Water and the Bottled Water Etiquette. We had 9 people serving water behind the counter and explaining the different sources, regions and taste experiences to our audience, many of whom have never experienced a water tasting. Thanks to Hawaiian Springs's PR, we also had success with media coverage. I am happy to report a very good article in one of the well read AOL food blogs: Slashfood - Meet the World's Water Sommelier