SanTásti, Our Drink of the Week

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The first time I tried SanTásti was at the San Francisco Vintners Market back in November. It was introduced to me as a palate-cleansing water--the ideal companion for a wine-tasting event. Though I was initially skeptical of the powers of SanTásti, the beverage definitely did its job between pours, while also being a refreshing drink on its own.

SanTásti works as a sparkling water made with natural ingredients that has just the right amount of carbonation to enhance, rather than disrupt, whatever you taste or eat afterward.


As explained on its website, the carbonated water is triple-filtered and contains a small amount of cane sugar to balance the acidity. SanTásti's use of fruit pectin and cellulose gum helps to lessen the astringency on your palate after drinking wine, coffee, etc., by binding to the tannins left in your mouth. Another ingredient, citric acid, increases saliva to naturally improve the cleansing process.

SanTásti comes in a 12-ounce bottle and is available in two flavors, Classic and Cucumber. I recommend Cucumber! It's currently found mostly at wineries along the Central Coast and in Sonoma and Napa counties, but you can also purchase SanTásti online here. If you want to test out these palate-cleansing claims yourself, for $5, you can have two bottles shipped to you as a sample pack (limit is one per customer). Enjoy!

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sofista
sofista

If you haven't tried it why comment. Santasti works really well and it is not just bottled water. As a US product it doesn't have to be shipped from halfway around the world. Definitely a must have for those who want to savor what they taste!

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

What a waste of resources. Bottled water should be outlawed.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

lmao. Fruit pectin, filtered tap water, soaked in cucumber, add gas. lmao. Gimme $5 and I'll make you a gallon.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Oh, you're right. It's carbonated water with sugar and flavouring. In other words, soda.

And it could be made in my backyard and delivered by foot and it still wouldn't be 'green', recyclable bottle or not.

Good marketing campaign though. Maybe eventually we can convince everyone that they need a bottle of 10-calorie soda to cleanse their palate, instead of, you know, water.

sofista
sofista

My mistake. You are absolutely right. I guess you make your wine in your backyard too. Yum! I won't judge it till I taste it though and maybe you could do the same......

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