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:

Dive into the refreshing world of water with the Certified Water Sommelier Course by Doemens Academy! Designed for water enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals alike, this course offers a unique blend of knowledge and sensory experiences that will transform your appreciation for this vital element. Embark on a journey through the fascinating world of mineral and healing waters, discovering their health benefits and the secrets behind their tastes and aromas.

Our expertly crafted program takes you beyond the bottle, exploring the wonders of water through engaging and practical learning. You'll become versed in the art of distinguishing between the subtle nuances that make each type of water unique, from sparkling springs to tranquil mineral pools. With an emphasis on wellness and the natural purity of water, we'll guide you through the healthful properties of hydration, teaching you how to match the perfect water with your lifestyle and dietary needs.

Whether you're looking to enhance your culinary experiences, elevate your wellness routine, or simply explore the rich tapestry of waters from around the globe, the Certified Water Sommelier Course is your gateway to becoming a connoisseur of nature's most essential resource. Join us and uncover the power of water to refresh, rejuvenate, and inspire.

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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