The FineWaters International Water Tasting Competition TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS 2022 will be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 27th, 2022.
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.
Friday, August 26th
19:00 - 21:00 | Jury Dinner | This is the traditional meeting and briefing of the jury before the event.
Saturday, August 27th
09:00 - 12:00 | Water Tasting Competition at the Melrose room of the 1 Hotel West Hollywood. The event has limited seating and is open to the public
12:00 - 14:00 | Water Bar at the 1 Hotel Lobby is open to the public with waters for tasting experiences, curated by certified water sommeliers from the Fine Water Academy.
19:00 - 21:00 | Award Ceremony & Water Sommelier Round Table with Martin Riese, Michael Mascha, and special guests. This will be a great opportunity to meet famous water sommeliers, taste waters from around the world, and showcase new trends in our category. Special session on bottled water in social media. Location to be announced.
Members of the FINE WATER SOCIETY
There is no registration fee for current members of the Fine Water Society. We will contact you for possible participation soon and you just need to confirm.
If you are interested in participating or becoming a member of the Fine Water Society, please email
There is no entry fee for current members of the Fine Water Society. The fee for non-members is $ 900 per brand for 3 categories (still/sparkling/design).
We will publish the results of the 2022 Water Tasting Competition here in at 20:00 hours PDT on Saturday, August 27th, 2022.
The jury panel of the 2022 Water Tasting Competition.
We expect close to 1000 bottles for the event, so please help us manage the load. Do not send more water than needed as per the request below.
Blind tasting at room temperature for all waters. Sparkling water will be opened within 2 minutes of tasting. Dedicated premium water-specific stemware.