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World Renowned Judges Announced for the 5th Guangzhou International Water Tasting Competition

时间:2019-05-15 10:01  作者:IFE China   点击:

On 26-28 June, the 5thGuangzhou International Water Tasting Competition will be held in Guangzhou. The competition invites world's top water sommeliers to re-evaluate world-class water products on the basis of continuing high standards and authority!

World Renowned Judges

The following rankings are in no particular order

Michael Mascha


Creator of

World Renowned Water Sommelier

Author of Fine Waters

Creator and publisher of FineWaters, a web site portal that is the definitive voice for water connoisseurs and their accompanying lifestyle. The web site and its associated online community is the leading destination for education and a resource for consumers in the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry. Dr. Mascha holds a PhD in Anthropology and Communication Science from the University of Vienna and lives in Los Angeles and Texas.

Haneul Kim


4thKorea Best Water Sommelier Contest Winner (2014)

Korea Water Sommelier Certificates

Director of The Joen Mul. Co.Ltd

Haneul Kim is born in Korea and graduated from Kyunghee University where he studied Food Service Management and Wine, Water, Tea Master Sommelier Course there. He won Korea Best Water Sommelier Contest Winner in 2014 and got Food Critic Certificates from Korea Food Critics Association in 2019. He has many experience in high-water industry, he is guest speaker of ‘Talk Concert’ of Jeju Water World Forum eve 2018 and news reader of Sommelier News in Korea.

Ivan Lee
Hong Kong, China


Founder of Aqua House

Certified Water Sommelier

Master of Business Administration

The First Water Sommelier in Hong Kong, obtained high level of support and approval by media, gained extensive popularity and visibility in the community. Founder of Aqua House Hong Kong Limited, the first and only premier natural mineral water specialist company, supplying 14 brands of quality water imported from 10 countries worldwide. More than ten years of management experience in giant Multinational Corporations.

Macao, China


Certified as a Water Sommelier in Germany

The First and Only Certified Water Sommelier in Macau and Hong Kong

Founder of Aqueduct

Born and raised in Macau, the thrill of adventure took Jason to Dallas, Las Vegas and Honolulu. It was however during his college time in Las Vegas that his interest and natural curiosity for water were piqued and eventually the thought led him to embark on a journey of getting certified as a water sommelier in Germany. Now being the first and only certified water sommelier in Macau and Hong Kong with a hospitality background, Jason also is the owner of “Aqueduct”, which is a company he started in 2016 in Macau, with the aim to widen the selection of imported natural mineral water and spread the idea of “water is not just water” to the public.

Dr.Howard Hao-Chun Hsia
Taiwan, China


Vice Principal, Kai Ping Culinary School

Assistant Professor, Hsing Wu University

Director, Taiwan Chefs Federation

Founder, Taiwan Culinary Association

Founder, Water Selection Ltd.

Dr. Hsia holds a doctoral degree in Education from USC and dual Masters, M.B.A & M.S Hotel Administration, from UNLV. As vice principal of Kai Ping Culinary School, Dr. Hsia has devoted his effort in culinary education reform: to assure quality programs on a global standard, to close industry-education gaps, and to introduce global trends into Taiwan, as well as to promote distinctive Taiwan culinary features to the world.

As leading water sommelier of Taiwan, Dr. Hsia founded Water Selection Ltd., the first and largest online premium water distribution platform in Taiwan. Dr. Hsia promotes the notion of enriching quality of life through the water you choose through seminars and the first Taiwan water sommelier certification program.