In April the second Water Sommelier Course on Asian soil was completed. A fantastic group from different regions of Taiwan attended the course at the internationally renowned Kai Ping Culinary School in Taipei. After several written and practical exams, which spanned all facets and areas of operation of a Water Sommelier, 13 participants completed the course successfully and were delighted to receive the precious Water Sommelier certificates handed over by Yvonne Wu and Howard Hsia.
Yvonne Wu and Howard Hsia, who successfully completed their water sommelier training at Doemens in 2017, were handling the training – with active support via skype from Doemens water expert Dr. Peter Schropp. Due to the obvious language barrier and the long distance, all training took place in Mandarin on site in Taipei.
Content was based on the English-language course held at Doemens Academy and was supplemented by country and region-specific features that include extensive and diverse sensory assessment practice. Exceptional focus was put on gastronomic topics (e.g. pairing of water with various dishes), that could be practiced extensively at the excellent training facilities of the Kai Ping Culinary School. All sensory training took place at the new premises with excellent equipment for tastings.
Congratulations and good luck for the future water activities to all participants!!! And a big compliment to Yvonne Wu und Howard Hsia for the excellent and proficient conduct of the course! We are looking forward to a long and successful cooperation!