26th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition

Photo credit: Berkeley Springs, WV

The award-winning 26th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomed more than one hundred waters from across the country and around the globe this weekend. Held in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, it is the largest water tasting competition in the world.

The event was LIVE streamed for the first time using new technology from Comcast, operated by the Morgan Arts Council’s Digital Media Center. The archived videos of the live streams are available on Stringwire.com.

Friday, February 26th | Water Tasting Seminar – Water: Beneath the Surface and Around the Globe: Archived live streams HERE

Saturday, February 27th | Water Tasting Judging: Archived live streams HERE

Congratulations to all of the 2016 winners! The awards presented last night are listed below.

Best Municipal Water 2016
1st – Clearbrook, Abbotsford, BC, Canada (Best in the World)
1st in US – Eldorado Springs, CO (Best in US)
2nd – Marysville, Victoria, Australia
3rd – Independence, MO
4th – Santa Ana, CA
5th – Mission Springs Water District, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Best Bottled Water 2016
1st – Theoni Natural Mineral Water, Karditsa, Greece
2nd – Prairie Crystal Pure Spring Water, Marchand MB, Canada
3rd – Eau De Source 83 ppm, Village Blanchard, NB, Canada
4th – Davia Organic Maple Sap Water, Saint-Quentin, NB, Canada
5th – Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand

Best Sparkling 2016
1st – Tesanjski Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia
2nd. Touch Sparkling Mineral Water, Marchand, MB, Canada
3rd – Celvick Dobri Kiseljak, Tesanj, Bosnia
3 way tie for 4th – Oro Luxury Water, Vizianius, Macedonia
Nakd Luxury Sparkling Water, Putaruru, New Zealand
Deluge Sparkling Natural Spring Water, Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada

Best Purified Drinking Water 2016
1st – Bar H2O, Richmond, MI
2nd – Divinia, Idaho Falls, ID
3rd – Hamilton On Tap, Hamilton, OH
4th – Mountain Drop, Linthicum, MD bottling famous Berkeley Springs water.
5th – Berkeley Springs Purified Water, Berkeley Springs, WV

Best Packaging 2016
1st – Nakd Luxury Artesian Water, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2nd — Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand
3rd – Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water, Middlebro, MB, Canada

The 27th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017.