Deep knowledge of mineralized waters in theory and practice!
Various opportunities for continuing education and training are available to our members and sustaining members:
MINERAL WATER CELEBRATION DAY (MWCD):
The popular MWCD takes place annually in the run-up to the Annual General Meeting. This training seminar is aimed at all participants who are interested in promoting mineral water enjoyment and want to familiarize themselves with the wide range of possible pairings. This event also offers an ideal opportunity for all water sommeliers who wish to refresh and deepen their knowledge of sensory assessment techniques. Heading up the event is the initiator and contact person of the Water Sommelier Training Programme at Doemens Academy, Dr. Peter Schropp.
We are pleased to welcome the participation of external speakers as well as our own members and sustaining members who wish to prepare lectures on topics related to mineral water consumption. Send us your ideas!
SENSORY TRAININGs (HOME-BASED):
Anyone can improve their sensory skills. This is done primarily through conscious tastings of various mineral water brands or reference substances. When tasting, one should practice analysing and describing the smell and taste repeatedly. It is only through direct experience that sensory skills are properly trained, and professional tasters have acquired their expertise only through continuous practice and training seminars.
WSU has been offering this in-home training since 2021. A training block includes 4 training sessions per year. The training is conducted and organized by WSU board members Dr. Peter Schropp and Marion Schropp.
The WSU, in cooperation with other institutions, regularly offers seminars on mineral water pairings with coffee, tea, wine and other beverages. These events can be found under Dates.