Doemens Water Sommelier Programme

Course Fees

SGD4590 nett per person

What you get and what is included:

  • Doemens Water Sommelier Programme - Study Pack (Workbook + Textbook)
  • Samples for tasting during curriculum
  • One sitting of examination (subsequent re-sits chargeable)

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Upcoming Course Dates

  • Doemens Water Sommelier Programme
    • Waitlist for future classes!
      February 8, 2024 - December 31, 2024
      8:00 am - 11:00 pm
    • Weekday Lessons (5th - 9th, 12th - 15th Aug 2024)
      August 5, 2024 - August 15, 2024
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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About this course:

With theoretical-practical knowledge of the physicochemical characteristics and organoleptic properties of various types of mineral and healing waters, the Water Sommeliers trained at the Doemens Institute consolidate the technical and practical skills necessary to excel in the active marketing of water. The central task of the Water Sommelier is to disseminate and provide knowledge about the quality, characteristics, variety of brands and value of excellent mineral waters.

The numerous tastings are framed within a comprehensive theoretical approach which addresses the different types of water, thefood law classification, and the significance and function of the numerous minerals dissolved into the various waters,

Course objective:

In 80 practical and theoretical training units, the participant gains in-depth knowledge of water‘s diversity. The training focuses on extensive tastings in order to practice attaching sensory descriptions to various waters using all senses (sight, smell, taste, haptics).

Course Outline:

Theoretical framework includes: 

  • Current state of water availability and development internationally 
  • Hydrogeology, well construction and terroir 
  • The significance of drinking water 
  • Legal fundamentals and labeling law 
  • Minerals and nutrition 
  • Significance and influence of carbonic acid 
  • Mineral Water awards 
  • Mineral, spring and curative water marketing in gastronomy and trade 
  • Water packaging 
  • Positioning mineral and spring water 
  • Drinking glasses – selection & care 
  • Impurities in water 
  • Varying perspectives on water 

Practical studies include: 

  • Numerous tastings of different water types (recognition and description of mineral content) 
  • Positive description of mineral and spring water from a marketing point of view 
  • Water pairings (with wine, food, coffee) 
  • Mixed drinks and tea preparation 
  • The role of the drinking glass in sensory assessment 
  • Creating a Water Menu 
  • Mineral water darts – the sensory assessment game 
  • Excursions to two mineral water bottlers  


9 days, 1000H - 1800H each session

Course assessment:

Participants must demonstrate their acquired knowledge in one written and several practical examinations that address all facets of our water sommelier training experience 

Entry Requirements:

No pre-requisites required.


The successful graduate will receive a Doemens certificate entitled “Water Sommelière” / “Water Sommelier” and a pin as visible evidence of this recognized achievement 

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