International Water Tasting Competition | Ecuador 2018

The FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition 2018 will be 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.

Fine Water Pairings

Fine Water also needs to be considered in the epicurean context and its possibility for enhancing the dining experience with food pairings (#finewaterspairings) and as a premium component in cocktails as well as cooking. As part of a series of events around the FineWaters International Water Tasting of the Americas FineWaters and Tesalia Springs will foster the connection between water sommeliers and chefs by creating special menus with water pairings and cocktails based on water.


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