Greece proved a big winner earlier in the week at the third edition of the Gourmet Waters International Contest AVPA — Paris 2019, taking gold medals in the “balanced still water” and “still water of character” categories.
For the last 3 years, France’s Agency for the Valorisation of Agricultural Products (AVPA) has organized a contest to crown the world’s best still waters.
Brands are invited to enter their products into the contest, in which waters are grouped into six categories — three for sparkling and three for still.
Their mineral content is analyzed to establish in advance whether the waters are classed as “light”, “balanced” or “of character.”. A total of seventy waters were featured in this year’s contest, hailing from 20 different countries.
Greece’s products proved particularly popular with the judging panel in the still water categories. The panels were comprised of food industry professionals and gourmets who sampled the waters in a blind test.
3 Greek brands won gold medals in the prestigious contest. Produced in the country’s Thessaly, “Theoni” was crowned the best “balanced still water,” while “Athos Clear” and “Zeus of Olympus” shared 1st place in the “still waters of character”.