|MACEDONIAN ORO LUXURY WATER Wins Gold Medal at the First International Fine Water Tasting Competition|
|Monday, 07 May 2012 15:21|
FineWaters (finewaters.com) and the Fine Water Society in collaboration with the WaterExpo Guangzhou (Canton Fair Complex) conducted the first International Fine Water Tasting Competition in Guangzhou, China on 29th of June 2016. In modern commerce Guangzhou (romanised Canton), is best known for its annual Canton Fair the oldest, highest-level, largest trade fair in China. For three consecutive years 2013–2015, Forbes Business ranked Guangzhou as the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland.Due to large-scale contaminations and a general distrust of local municipal water sources, bottled water has become very important in China and the trend of Fine Bottled Waters shows a strong and consistent growth in China. The trend is supported by the rise of a middle class with an international taste. We have seen in the past many attempts to conduct water tastings but none have risen to a standard that represent the category of Fine Bottled Water. Water like wine deserves attention and the water tasting conducted in Guangzhou puts water on the same level as wine with a 5 judge professional panel consisting of international water sommeliers, meeting for the first time at the tasting. The judges were as follows;
Horacio Bustos (Argentina), Sommelier at the Buenos Aires Winemakers Centre with degree in wine, tea and water.
SPARKLING waters are represented by the ARTIFICIAL CARBONATION Category for waters which have artificially added carbonation and lastly the waters in the NATURALLY CARBONATED Category are rare and few people are actually aware that there are waters with naturally occurring carbonation. Naturally Carbonated waters generally come from springwaters and even more rarely artesian wells from areas with a rocky underground containing dissolvable minerals (not granite) and can achieve very high minerality resulting in high TDS. Very often, especially if the underground is calciferous, these waters will be naturally carbonated.
NATURAL CARBONATION CATEGORY WINNERS
$1§ GOLD - ORO (Macedonia) www.oroluxurywater.com
$1§ SILVER - Guitig (Ecuador) & BRONZE - ROI (Slovenia)
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