Awards achieved by Aur'a

      Aur’a Gold Water has been recognized internationally as an exceptional product. Including Superior Taste Awards where companies from 131 countries registered with almost 2,000 products.​  

The purest taste and quality was recognized every year since bottling has begun by three different panels of judges with scores above 90%. Aur'a water has been assessed by the blind judgment of 140 prestigious chefs and sommeliers from around world.

Awards

Superior Taste Award 2016
 
As part of the ceremony in the heart of Brussels, at the Théâtre Royal des Galeries, the International Taste Institute awarded the annual awards for the most appreciated and tasty products from nearly 100 countries. Aur’a Natural Gold Water received the maximum jury appreciation, 3 gold stars and the Superior Taste Award distinction.
 
​Aur'a is the first water in Romania awarded with three gold stars in Brussels. The distinction of Superior Taste Award 2016 was the first awarded by the prestigious International Institute for Taste and Quality (www.itqi.com) for a Romanian product.

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The iTQi awards are a special international recognition, which is focused on the unbiased judgment of 120 sommeliers and chefs, being granted since 2005.

ITI is the most important independent organization of gastronomic experts, chefs and sommeliers, dedicated to testing and promoting the superior taste of food and beverages. The jury that tests and nominates the winners of the Superior Taste Award distinctions is made up of 200 representatives of the most important European specialized associations. Among them, Ferran Centelles, chief sommelier of the El Bulli Foundation, Manuel Jimenez, Spain's best sommelier in 2017, Alain Nonnet, 36-year-old Michelin 2-star chef, Alan Coxon, international chef and presenter of his own gastronomic program at BBC TV.

Superior Taste Award 2017
 

As part of the ceremony in the heart of Brussels, at the Théâtre Royal des Galeries, the International Taste Institute awarded the annual awards for the most appreciated and tasty products from nearly 100 countries. Aur’a Natural Gold Water received the maximum jury appreciation, 3 gold stars and the Superior Taste Award distinction.

In 2016 Aur’a was the first water in Romania awarded with three gold stars in Brussels. The distinction of Superior Taste Award 2016 was the first awarded by the prestigious International Institute for Taste and Quality (www.itqi.com) for a Romanian product.

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The iTQi awards are a special international recognition, which is focused on the unbiased judgment of 120 sommeliers and chefs, being granted since 2005.

ITI is the most important independent organization of gastronomic experts, chefs and sommeliers, dedicated to testing and promoting the superior taste of food and beverages. The jury that tests and nominates the winners of the Superior Taste Award distinctions is made up of 200 representatives of the most important European specialized associations. Among them, Ferran Centelles, chief sommelier of the El Bulli Foundation, Manuel Jimenez, Spain's best sommelier in 2017, Alain Nonnet, 36-year-old Michelin 2-star chef, Alan Coxon, international chef and presenter of his own gastronomic program at BBC TV.


 

The Crystal Taste Award is granted to products that have received 3 stars, 3 years in a row. These products have been successfully blind-tasted 3 years in a row by 3 different panels of judges with a score of 90% or above.

This year's competition gathered a record number of products from around the world that received recognition. Of the 1885, 513 were rewarded with one star, 1020 with two stars and 352 with three stars.

Crystal Taste Award 2018

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The specificity at the International Taste Institute is that the taste evaluation are done by professional taste experts. Products are tested by large panels amongst more than 200 Chefs & Sommeliers from the most prestigious European culinary associations.
ITI is the most important independent organization of gastronomic experts, chefs and sommeliers, dedicated to testing and promoting the superior taste of food and beverages. The jury that tests and nominates the winners of the Crystal Taste Award distinctions is made up of 200 representatives of the most important European specialized associations. Among them, Ferran Centelles, chief sommelier of the El Bulli Foundation, Manuel Jimenez, Spain's best sommelier in 2017, Alain Nonnet, 36-year-old Michelin 2-star chef, Alan Coxon, international chef and presenter of his own gastronomic program at BBC TV.


 

As part of the ceremony in the heart of Brussels, at the Théâtre Royal des Galeries, the International Taste Institute awarded the annual awards for the most appreciated and tasty products from nearly 100 countries. Aur’a Natural Gold Water received the maximum jury appreciation, 3 gold stars and the Superior Taste Award distinction.

In 2016 Aur’a was the first water in Romania awarded with three gold stars in Brussels. The distinction of Superior Taste Award 2016 was the first awarded by the prestigious International Institute for Taste and Quality (www.itqi.com) for a Romanian product.

Superior Taste Award 2019

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Superior Taste  Award 2020
 

For the fifth year in a row, Aur'a Natural Gold Water was awarded, this time with Superior Taste Award distinction, being un exceptional product, scoring above 90%. The visual aspect, olfaction, taste and texture are main elements that make a product to be exceptional. Aur'a was tested by a large panel of professional taste-experts, members of the world's most prestigious Chef & Sommelier associations.

The jury of prestigious Chefs & Sommeliers and the strict tasting methodology have contributed to make the Superior Taste Award, the most renowned independent certification worldwide, 100% focused on Taste.

Since 2005, the taste Institute has evaluated more than 15.000 food & drink products from around the world.

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Superior Taste Award 2021
 

For six years in a row, the month of June represents for AUR’A the month of the year when our efforts and continuous work is recognized, applauded and awarded.  

 

Aur’a Natural Gold Water is rewarded every June for its special concept, unique taste and high quality. Every year, the month of June brings the well-deserved recognition and the three gold stars award that add value to an exceptional product. Even if the last two editions of the International Taste Institute Galas were canceled due to the pandemics, we are left with beautiful memories from the previous years. Next year, our 7th year in a row to participate at this event we really hope to be able to be there in person.

 

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Even though we didn't have the ceremony in person in Brussels this past June, we enjoyed the award we received, the 2021 medal and the three gold stars just as much. This is a recognition we are very proud of. Every moment like this amplifies our wish to continue our journey and share this miracle water with the whole wide world.