Thunderbird Spirit Water was proud to attend FineWaters TASTE & DESIGN AWARDS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden at the Spritmuseum.
FineWaters, created and published by Michael Mascha, educates the consumer, the
media, and food and beverage professionals about water. The FineWaters Society was
founded in 2008 to create a global forum and to further enhance the visibility of Fine
Water and convey the idea that water is not just water but a natural product with terroir
and unique characteristics.
Fifty countries participate, representing seven types of water sources from around the globe. The waters are blind tasted at room temperature by a jury of 5 water sommeliers with a 90 -100 score system. 2019 judges included:
Rita Palandrani who became a certified Water Sommelier in 2007, and is a member of the Italian Water Sommelier Association (ADAM) and the Italian Sensory Science Society (SISS).
Jeanette Fili, Sweden’s first certified Water Sommelier through FineWaters academy. Michael Mascha who created FineWaters in 2002 and is one of the original founders of the Fine Water Society in 2008
Sam Wu who is the first Certified Water Sommelier in Singapore to graduate from both Doemen’s Academy and FineWaters Academy.
The Awards included Under Taste: Still (Super Low, Low, Medium, High), Added Carbonation (Super Low, Low, Medium, High), Natural Carbonation, Curated. Under Design: Glass Design, Pet Design, Aluminum Design, Bag in a Box Design Thunderbird Spirit is incredibly proud to announce we won the Gold Award for Taste in the Still Super Low Category.
It is truly an honor to be in the company of such incredible brands and we are grateful to be recognized in Gold place.
In addition to the award, Thunderbird Spirit Water Chief Operating Officer, Scott Coulson and Kelly Coulson Operations Manager had the opportunity to conduct a 2 hour master class with distinguished wine sommeliers from Sweden. We hope the class further elevates the category and we all had the opportunity to taste many of the waters in the completion, a rare opportunity for all present.
A very special thank you to FineWaters Founder Michael Mascha, the judges, and our new FineWaters friends.