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Facts that you always wanted
to know about water

Leonardo Deoti e Silva 🇺🇸

Leonardo Deoti e Silva, Water Sommelier from the US

Main job: Chef

Origin: United States of America

Academy: Fine Water Academy

Water Sommelier since: 2022

Webseite: -

Instagram: leodeotisommelier


What inspired you to become a Water Sommelier?

I always had a different relation with water since my childhood, by believing that water has taste, even though all the books stated otherwise. So, being a Water Sommelier for me is more than just pairing waters with food or other beverages. Personally, it is vital that we, as water professionals, bring value and conciousness about our most precious natural resource and help to educate people on how to respect and comprehend the water concept. Every single water taste delicious, has its value and carries so much knowledge and history.

What is your superpower?

Never give up.

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

Every single flight water tasting is a memorable experience in my opinion. I love to see people's reaction when they realize that water has taste and there is so much to learn about it.

Still or Sparkling?


Low or high TDS?

High TDS

Salty or sweet?


What is your favorite water and why?

Depends on how I feel, just like music 😉

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

vital. No water, no life. Water is everything!

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

I truly believe that we, as Water Sommeliers, will play a huge role in Hospitality and Water Industry. Mainly by educating and participating in water projects all over the world. Galaxies are the limit when it comes to water, and we are the ones who will guide people through this beautiful concept and make sure they respect and comprehend the importance of water in our lifes.

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

Water is the most important natural resource we can account for and learning about it and understanding will definitely help to build a more sustainable future. Water is life, therefore, protecting the natural sources and understanding how to use and preserve will certainly provides us a brighter future and make sure our next generations will be able to enjoy and hydrate themselves like we do.

What else would you like to share with the community?

I'm a natural eager to learn person, always thirsty for knowledge and ready to live great experiences. I put myself available for those who would like to reach me out, anytime. There is always more to learn, and we together, respectfully, can do that better than ever. Count me in!

Leonardo, thank you for the interview!

Best regards

Timo Bausch

Certified Water Sommelier


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