Fine Water ACADEMY - Train with the people that created the category and worked in the profession to become a Certified Water Sommelier . A series of courses will give you the FOUNDATION and ADVANCED knowledge to prepare you for your CERTIFICATION process with Martin and Michael. Successful candidates will receive the Water Sommelier Certification and a membership in the Fine Water Society.


  • Still
  • Carbonated
  • glass & pet design
Super Low Minerality (< 50mg/l)
Gold - HealthH2o, Ecuador
Silver - Svalbardi, Norway
Bronze - Snasa, Norway

Low Minerality (< 250mg/l)
Gold - Healsi, Portugal
Silver - Clear Alaskan Glacial, USA
Bronze - Tourmaline Spring, USA

Medium Minerality (< 800mg/l)
Gold - Tesalia, Ecuador
Silver – La Calera, Colombia
Bronze – Aqua Pacific, Fiji
Bronze - Sole, Italy

High Minerality (< 1,500mg/l)
Gold - Aqui-Live, Australia
Silver - Socosani, Peru

Exotic Sources
Gold - De l’Aubier, Canada
Silver - Kona Deep, USA
Bronze - Deeps Gold, South Korea

All Awards #tasteawards2018
Added Carbonation
Gold - Aqui-Live, Australia
Silver - Oravida, New Zealand
Bronze - Abatilles, France
Bronze - Perlage, Poland
Bronze - RIM, Lebanon
Bronze - Raw Lava/Ice, Greenlanf
Bronze - Socosani, Peru

Natural Carbonation
Gold - ROI, Slovenia
Silver - Guitig, Ecuador
Bronze - Pedras, Portugal

All Awards #tasteawards2018
With Fine Waters, the bottle design represents the brand and connects the consumer emotionally to the source of the water. The bottle is an important aspect of a story told.

Glass Design
Gold - Svalbardi, Norway
Silver - ROI, Slovenia
Bronze - Healsi, Portugal

PET Design
Gold - Jackson Springs, Canada
Silver - Waiakea, USA
Bronze - Tahoe Artesian, USA
Bronze - Tourmaline Spring, USA

All Awards #tasteawards2018
  • In The News
  • History of Bottled Water
Over the past two decades, bottled water has become the fastest-growing drinks market in the world. The global market was valued at $157bn in 2013 and is expected to reach $280bn by 2020.
Water is turning into wine. The same culture that surrounds the production and consumption of wine is emerging around water. Water competitions akin to wine competitions are now held.
NY Times Science
Earth is old. The sun is old. But do you know what may be even older than both? Water.
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.

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.