Water Tasting Competition | Los Angeles 2020

Los Angeles, October 5th
Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Like wine, water deserves attention, and the FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS 2020 will be conducted with a 5 judge panel of professional and experienced international water sommeliers. Water is not just water. It has terroir, comes from a real place, and has character.

We have seen in the past many attempts to conduct water tastings but none have risen to a standard that represents the category of Fine Bottled Water. Water like wine deserves attention and TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS competition puts water on the same level as wine.

Fine 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 will become the future professional standard and only tastings adopting the standard will be sanctioned by the Fine Water Society.


STILL waters a separated into categories according to the Minerality (TDS – Total Dissolved Solids) starting at a SUPER LOW Category (<50mg/l) usually consisting of Iceberg, rain, or glacial waters. The LOW Category (< 250mg/l) holds usually the most waters from sources like springs and artesian. For waters with a higher Minerality are the MEDIUM CATEGORY (<800mg/l) and the HIGH CATEGORY for waters with a TDS of greater than 1,500mg/l

SPARKLING waters are represented by the ADDED CARBONATION Category for waters with have artificially added carbonation, most sparkling waters are in this category and we have a subcategory of SUPER LOW (<50mg/l), LOW (< 250mg/l), MEDIUM (<800mg/l) and a  HIGH CATEGORY for waters with a TDS of greater than 1,500mg/l

The waters in the NATURALLY CARBONATED Category are rare and few people are actually aware that there are waters with naturally occurring carbonation.

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 in PET or GLASS, ALUMINUM, and BAG in a BOX, and awards are given in each category for the design.


The participation in the event for members of the FINE WATER SOCIETY is free of charge and we will contact you in order to participate in the event.

For non-members, the participation fee is $900. Please use the form below to register for the event.

Water Brand



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