Water Tasting Competition | Dubai, 2022

TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS Dubai, March 23-24, 2022

The annual water tasting competition, TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS, is currently scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd, with the award ceremony to be held in conjunction with a water tasting dinner in the evening of Thursday, March 24th.

Like wine water deserves attention, and the FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition 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.

Waters Qualified to Participate
Only natural unprocessed waters as defined by the Fine Water Society, are eligible. Participating brands need to be approved by the Fine Water Society.

Entry fee
There is no entry fee for current members of the Fine Water Society. The cost for non-members is $ 900 per brand for four categories (still/sparkling/design-glass/pet).

Registration

MEMBERS FINE WATER SOCIETY


There is no registration fee for current members of the Fine Water Society. Please fill out the form below to register We will send you a confirmation of registration and provide you with the shipping info.

NON MEMBERS


Please fill out the form below and indicate the categories you want to compete. The registration fee is $ 900 per water for 4 categories (still/Sparkling & PET/glass). We will send you a confirmation with the shipping info.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Fine Water Society, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Categories

STILL waters are 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), HIGH CATEGORY (>800mg/l).

CURATED WATERS, this is a new category consisting of waters from a natural source that has been curated for new experiences.

SPARKLING waters are represented by the ADDED CARBONATION Category for waters with have artificially added carbonation, most sparkling waters are in this category. 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) usually holds the most waters from sources like springs and artesian. For waters with a higher Minerality are the MEDIUM CATEGORY (<800mg/l), HIGH CATEGORY (>800mg/l).

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

DESIGN: 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, GLASS, ALUMINUM or Bag in a Box, and awards are given in each category for the design.

Tasting:
Blind tasting at room temperature for all waters identical. Sparkling water will to be opened within 2 minutes of tasting, dedicated premium water-specific stemware.

Point system:
Minimum points 90 and maximum points 100 Judges: Fine Water Society approved five judges

Rating:
One number represents the overall taste, and one number represents the presentation and brand

 

 

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