03 June 2021


The jury of the International Taste Institute, composed of some of the world’s best chefs and sommeliers, has awarded the 2021 Superior Taste Award: for Dolomia Water the Three Gold Stars are confirmed


Mastering taste is more crucial than ever

2,218 products received the Superior Taste Award, a certification granted to products that meet or exceed (tasting score above 70%) the expectations of our chefs and sommeliers. Awarded products are well made, balanced and delicious. Every year, thousands of products are evaluated, while only very good products are awarded and we are proud that Dolomia Water is one of them again this year.

Indeed, this is the fourth time that Dolomia Water has obtained a positive evaluation from the International Taste & Quality Institute, the International Institute of Taste and Quality based in Brussels: the Three Gold Stars are a guarantee of quality, already obtained in 2013, 2015 and 2018.

"The International Taste Institute provide a high-level recognition which unequivocally affirms the high quality of our product. Obtaining the Superior Taste Award for four times is a worldwide confirmation that supports us in enhancing the concept of high quality and excellence. An important marketing lever that consolidate the credibility that our brand wanted to spread from Italy to the whole world - declares the managing director Gilberto Zaina - We bottle a true excellence of nature that stands out for its exceptional chemical and physical characteristics that make it capable of enhancing any food-wine pairing and we are very proud that this peculiarity has been recognized again."



About the International Taste Institute
The International Taste Institute, founded in 2005 and based in Brussels, Belgium, evaluates and certifies the taste of foods and drinks from around the world. Its jury is composed of over 200 renowned chefs
and sommeliers from 15 European culinary and sommelier associations.
Over the years, more than 18,000 products have been certified by the International Taste Institute’s jury, which features prestigious chefs and sommeliers such as Ferran Centelles (head sommelier at El Bulli Foundation), Manuel Jimenez (Best Sommelier of Spain 2017), Alain Nonnet (2 Michelin Stars for 36 years), Gaetano Raguni (winner of Italy Bocuse d'Or 2017), Alan Coxon (British Ambassador for Food/Drink and BBC TV chef presenter), and Cristina Figueira (1 Michelin Star), among many other accomplished Chefs and Sommeliers.

The International Taste Institute performs objective sensory evaluation: its jury follows a rigorous blind-tasting methodology in which product samples are anonymised to avoid any scoring biases. In addition to scoring product performance according to the 5 standard sensory criteria, the jury provides comments as well as suggestions for further product improvement and food pairing.