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Wine’s New Wingman to Make DC Debut

Swedes take over water system in area restaurants

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    Tap-water filter, half filled with water.

    Starting next week, some of D.C.'s premium leaded water will get a makeover -- one that will supposedly make it a better sidekick for wine.

    That's the claim from Nordaq Fresh, a Swedish water purification system, which will be available for the tasting at Proof, The French Laundry and Le Bernardin, Metrocurean reports.

    Leading chefs and sommeliers say the specially-filtered water enhances the food and wine experience, according to the company. 

    Its system works by removing "wine-wrecking" flavors like clay, chalk and chlorine and leaving behind salts and minerals.  The water is filtered on site and served in reusable bottles, so there's an environmental benefit too, according to Metrocurean.

    Good for wine, good for the earth, yah, yah, yah.  What we want to know is, what ever happened to Brita?