We have selected Athens, Greece, to host the 2023 TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS in addition to the Fine Water Summit Premium Bottled Water Conference in the Spring of 2023. Both events will happen at the same time, so this is a great opportunity to participate in the water-tasting competition and the conference.
Water is not just water. It has terroir, comes from a real place, holds experiences, and gives wellness. Water deserves attention, and the FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition will be conducted with a five-judge panel of professional and experienced international water sommeliers and experts.
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) usually holds the most water from sources like springs and artesian. Waters with a higher Minerality are the MEDIUM Category (<800mg/l), HIGH Category (>800mg/l), and VERY HIGH Category (>1500 mg/l).
SPARKLING waters are represented by the ADDED CARBONATION Category for waters with 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) , LOW Category (< 250mg/l), MEDIUM CATEGORY (<800mg/l), HIGH Category(>800mg/l) and VERY HIGH Category(>1500 mg/l).
The waters in the NATURALLY CARBONATED Category are rare, and few people know there are waters with naturally occurring carbonation.
CURATED WATERS. This new category consists of waters from a natural source curated for new experiences.
With Fine Waters, the bottle design represents the brand and emotionally connects the consumer to the water's source. The bottle is an important aspect of a story told in PET, GLASS, ALUMINUM, TETRA, and Bag in a Box. Awards are given in each category for the design.
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Minimum points 90 and maximum points 100 with judges approved by the Fine Water Society.
One number represents the overall taste and one represents the brand's design.
In each category Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are given to the brands with the highest score.
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.
There is no entry fee for current members of the Fine Water Society. The fee for non-members is $ 900 per brand for three categories (still/sparkling/design).