• Design Awards
  • Restaurants
  • Sommeliers
  • Water Tastings
  • Chefs
Svalbardi Polar Iceberg Water by Studio h is Winner in Packaging Design Category, 2015 - 2016
Svalbarði Award
No award yet but its just a matter of time. #guitiginspira
Water Innovation 2012 Award for Best label at the 9th Annual Global Bottled Water Congress,
Aigua de Vilajuïga Award
Mediterranean fine dining & handcrafted drinks with a modern outdoor patio on LACMA's premises and an extensive Water Menu
Restaurant Water Menu
The Bazaar by José Andrés takes you on a wild sensory adventure, blending Old World delicacies with avant-garde delights in a bold, multifaceted atmosphere where anything is possible.
Restaurant Water Menu
An award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant offering contemporary French cuisine with international influences with a large Water Menu.
Restaurant Water Menu
Riese began his culinary journey as an apprentice at the Relais & Châteaux Hotel Stadt Hamburg in the island of Sylt in northern Germany.
Water Sommeiler USA
Sommelier at the Buenos Aires Winemakers Centre with degree in wine, tea and water tasting
Water Sommelier Argentina
Professor, Food Service Management Dept. Hotel &Tourism College, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul Korea
Water Sommelier South Korea
The first water tasting in Hong Kong at the Hotel ICON was held on August 27th, 2013 and conducted by Michael Mascha from FineWaters.
Tasting Hong Kong
The Güitig launch of the new award winning bottle was held at the Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil together with a water tasting.
Tasting Ecuador
In 2009 three brothers of a family with deep roots in Patagonia and Chile decided to find a source in this remote areas of the world and to enter the market with a Premium Bottled Water from Patagonia.
Tasting Chile
Gourmet seafood in the Plaza Lagos Town Center in Samborondon. Don Francis blends artfully blended the sea and the land.
Chef Fine Water
Located in one of the most prestigious areas of the city, Ambia is located in a forest of pine trees.
Chef Fine Water
Fine Water Ambassador and accomplished chef, integrating premium water into cooking.
Chef Fine Water
  • JURY

FineWaters and the Fine Water Society in collaboration with the WaterExop Guangzhou will conduct the 2nd International Fine Water Tasting Competition in Guangzhou 29th of June to July 1st, 2016.

Waters Qualified to Participate:
Only Natural water as defined by the Fine Water Society are eligible, no processed water or municipal water will be admitted to the tasting competition. Participating brands need to be approved by the Fine Water Society.
What is different with this competition?
This will be the first water tasting competition approved by the Fine Water Society with a set of rules and regulations that will set the standard of such competitions for the category in the future. We have seen in the past many attempts to conduct water tastings but very few have risen to a standard that represent the category of Fine Bottled Water.

Fine Water Society approved 5 international judges with professional water tasting background.

Water Sommelier at Patina Restaurant Group in Los Angeles, and one of the world’s foremost water sommelier.
Sommelier at the Buenos Aires Winemakers Center with degree in wine, tea and water.
South Korea
Professor, Food Service Management Dept. Hotel &Tourism College, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul Korea.
John Zhu
Has been working with premium water since 2008 and has been the Co-Founder and CMO of Purelogica.
Creator and publisher of FineWaters, a web site portal that is the definitive voice for water connoisseurs

There is no entry fee for members of the Fine Water Society. Non-members are welcome to participate and the entry fee is $ 250 per water

Still Water
Low Minerality < 250 mg/l
Medium Minerality < 800 mg/l
High Minerality > 800 mg/l

Sparkling Water
Artificially Carbonated
Naturally Carbonated

Blind tasting at room temperature for all waters identical. Sparkling water will to be opened within 2 minutes of tasting. Dedicated premium water specific stemware.
One number representing the overall taste and one number representing the presentation and brand. Point system: Minimum points 90 and maximum points 100
1 case (12x 0.75l) or similar configuration is required for the tasting to arrive in Guangzhou 2 weeks prior to the competition. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 5th China (Guangzhou) International High-end Drinking Water Industry Expo 2015 will be held on June 29 to July 1, 2016, concurrent with IFE China International Food Exhibition 2016 in China import and export fair complex.

Waterexpo focus on assisting oversea companies to find the distributors and agents to expand the market in China, there are exhibitors and visitors from more than 30 countries participate in the exhibition.

Follow the Tasting at our Facebook page and the #watertastingcompetition2016
Background data on audience an reach of WaterExpo and general consumption data on bottled water in China.
English version of the WaterExpa website.
  • Science
  • History of Bottled Water
NY Times Science
Earth is old. The sun is old. But do you know what may be even older than both? Water.
While celebrities like Katy Perry, Diplo and Adam Levine are pushing premium Core water, experts say few of the touted benefits are real.
Salt Science
Washington Post declares that unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low sodium” and “low salt,” this longstanding warning has come under assault by scientists who say that typical American salt consumption is without risk.

MetSyn Science
Research has indicated that low intake of magnesium, low blood magnesium concentrations and/or low intracellular magnesium levels may lead to and are associated with elevated blood pressure, MetSyn, insulin resistance, and/or type 2 diabetes.
History Bottled Water
Ours is the blue planet, and the hallmark of life on Earth is water. But where did this colorless, odorless liquid first come from? Recent discoveries in astrophysics suggest that water is not native to Earth.
History Bottled Water
This website appeared first in 2004 and the concept of considering water at the same level as wine and food as a natural product was still new and foreign to many.