International Water Tasting Competition | Ecuador 2018

The FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition 2018 was held in Ecuador May 22 and 23, 2018. After winning a Gold medal in the 2017 competition tesalia cbc was selected to host the 2018 event at the beautiful Chalet Güitig in Machachi. Like wine water deserves attention and the FineWaters International Water Tasting Competiton in Ecuador 2018 will be conducted with a 5 judge panel of professional and experienced international water sommeliers and experts. Water is not just water. It has terroir, comes from a real place and has character. Representing the Fine Water Category FineWaters and the Fine Water Society developed the blueprint for conducting water tastings that are the professional industry standard.

Participating Brands:

383 the kopjary water, Hungary | Abatilles, France | Aguas de las misiones Gourmet, Argentina | Clear Alaskan Glacial, USA | Alkalis , Chile | Andes Mointain Water, Chile | Antipodes, New Zealand | Aqua Pacific, Fiji | Aqui-Live, Austarlia | Beloka, Australia | CEDEA, Italy | Deeps 300 & Deeps Gold, South Korea | De l'Aubier, Canada | deVine, USA | Greenland Ice Cap, Greenland | Guitig, Ecuador | Healsi, Portugal | HealtH2o, Ecuador | Jackson Springs, Canada | Kona Deep, USA | La Calera, Colombia | Lofoten, Norway | Manantiales Sureños, Paraguay | Oravida Waters, New Zealand | ORO, Macedonia | Pedras, Portugal | Perlage, Poland | RIM, Lebanon | ROI, Slovenia | Snåsa, Norway | Socosani, Peru | Sole, Italy | Svalbardi, Norway | Tahoe Artesian, USA | Tourmaline Spring, USA | Tradicional, Ecuador | Tesalia, Ecuador | Veen, Finland | Waiakea, USA | RAW Lava/Ice, Greenland | RAW Moor/Sand, Denmark | RAW Forrest/Hills, Denmark | Yaktal, Chile 

FaceBook Live Stream Video of the Event

We have Live Stream of the event on Facebook and you can see a permanent recording of the video here TASTE AWARDS 2018


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