Guangzhou 2016

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



STILL Category

Super Low Minerality ( < 50mg/l)

GOLD - Ice Swan (Chile) & Svalbardi (Norway)
SILVER - Iceland Springs
BRONZE - Veen (Finland)

Low Minerality (< 250 mg/l)

GOLD - Antipodes (New Zealand) & Hawaiian Springs (USA)
SILVER - Clear Alascan Glacial (USA)
BRONZE - Aqua Pacific (Fiji)

Medium Minerality (< 800mg/l)

GOLD - Iskilde (Denmark)
SILVER - Ustronianka (Poland)
BRONZE - 383 Kopjary Water



Added Carbonation

GOLD - Cisovianka Perlage (Poland) & Sole (Italy)
SILVER - Lurisia (Italy)
BRONZE - 22 Artesian

Natural Carbonation

GOLD - ORO (Macedonia)
SILVER - Guitig (Ecuador)
BRONZE - ROI (Slovenia)




GLASS Category

GOLD - ROI (Slovenia)
SILVER - Svalbardi (Norway)
BRONZE - Guitig (Ecuador)

PET Category

GOLD - Jackson Springs
SILVER - Serra da Graciosa (Brazil)


First International Fine Water Tasting Competition in China with renowned water sommeliers

Here are the winners for Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The tasting has as a minimum the following categories. If we have a high number of participating brands we might have 2 additional Minerality categories.

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