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Registration opened for the 3rd “Gourmet Waters” International Contest

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PARIS, France — Registration for the 3rd “Gourmet Waters” International Contest AVPA-Paris 2019 is officially open. Considered today as one of the most important water competitions in the world, it is a great stepping stone for all the mineral waters which are rewarded.

In 2018, some 75 still and sparkling waters classified into 6 categories, according to their dry residue rate, shared the votes of the 2nd “Gourmet Waters” International Contest AVPA-Paris 2018 ‘s jury.

This year, the 2019 edition will welcome gourmet waters from the 5 continents, all of which, by their intrinsic quality and the recognized excellence, in their country and internationally, deserve the supreme reward : a gold medal in its category.

To do this, they will have to pass the exams of the technical jury composed of water sommeliers and taste experts. The latter will meet in February in the organoleptic laboratory of the Ecole Ferrandi, a loyal partner of AVPA (Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products).

Then a jury composed of chefs and gourmets will divide the selected waters and award the coveted medals. The award ceremony will take place at the city Hall of Paris 4 th district on Thursday 21st of March, just before the World Water Day, in the presence of a floor of ambassadors, personalities of French gastronomy, major distributors and representatives of the sector and the specialized press.

Already, many brands registered, many of which are competing for the first time, confirming if necesary that the now solid reputation of the 3rd “Gourmet Waters” International Contest AVPA-Paris 2019 is beyond  the borders and dedicates Paris and the France as the world cradle of gourmet waters.


Dates to remember

  • Registration forms and the samples to be received before February 15th 2019
  • Award ceremony in Paris, France on March 21st, 2019

About AVPA

AVPA, Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, mainly composed of producers and taste enthusiasts. It aims to contribute to a better appreciation of agricultural food production and to the recognition of producers of excellence.

Registered in 2005, AVPA has now about 500 active members on the 5 continents. Its bureau (producers and practitioners of production, trade and gastronomy), his juries (chefs, professionals of taste and quality) and the personalities who support it are all volunteers.

Its various events (in particular its contests : locally roasted coffees, edible oils, gourmet waters and teas of the world) are enjoying now a strong international professional recognition.

AVPA focuses exclusively on organoleptic aspects.


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