Fine Water ACADEMY

We, Michael Mascha and Martin Riese started the Fine Water Academy in August of 2018

The idea for the Fine Water Academy is simple. Connecting the knowledge of the leading experts in the premium bottled water category with a digital distribution system to certify the next generation of Water Sommeliers and train people in the food & beverage category from around the world online.

This is the 21st century and in many communication aspects, geography or the place where you live does not matter in the sense how you access information. We want to take full advantage of this technology and make our courses and certification available to everybody independent of where they live and how easy they can travel internationally.

The courses including the Certified Water Sommelier course are online and will now not require any travel!


We now offer a series of classes from Introductory courses for Water Connoisseurs, training HORECA for a proper Water Service up to the ultimate level of becoming a Certified Water Sommelier.

Recommended for: Sommeliers, Brands and Distributors

Recommended for: HORECA, Sommeliers, F&B Managers, Waiters, Chefs, Brands and Distributors

Recommended for Water Connoisseurs

  • 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.