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Facts that you always wanted
to know about water

Doran Binder 🇬🇧

Doran Binder, Water Sommelier United Kingdom

Main job: Company Director

Origin: United Kingdom

Academy: Fine Water Academy

Water Sommelier since: 2022


Instagram: Cragspringwater

LinkedIn: Doran Binder


What inspired you to become a Water Sommelier?

Discovered Crag and learnt first hand that water is not Water. Realized I needed to learn about the most important liquid on the planet. Then I needed to share my knowledge.

What is your superpower?


Can you share a memorable experience you've had as a Water Sommelier?

In 2017 Richard Taylor walked into my life and said, "Do you know how good your water is mate? I told Ian and Janet (prevoius owners) for 20 years they should be bottling it but they ignored me". My life changed that day. Crag Spring Water was born, my learning of water begun and will never end.

Still or Sparkling?


Low or high TDS?


Salty or sweet?


What is your favorite water and why?

Hydration TDS 50-250.

Evening water TDS 1200-3500

Gym water TDS 3000

Please finish the sentence: Water for me is...


What do you believe is the future of the Water Sommelier profession?

Raise awareness to the most important liquid on the planet. Show respect, appreciation and love to water.

How do you think valuing water contributes to a more sustainable future?


What else would you like to share with the community?

We are more powerful together.

Doran, thank you for the interview!

Best regards

Timo Bausch

Certified Water Sommelier


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