Antipodes sparkling water wins world’s best
The 28th Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting and Awards were held over the weekend in West Virginia, USA (24th of February 2018). This is the single longest running, and world’s most respected water awards, with close to 100 water brands represented from five continents.
Today, The Antipodes Water Company is proud to announce that Antipodes has been crowned the champion sparkling water at these penultimate awards, and received the GOLD Medal. Antipodes was also awarded in the best packaging category.
“The team at Antipodes are absolutely delighted that we have once again won GOLD at the prestigious Berkeley Springs awards in the United States - also known as the Olympics of water!”, said Deborah McLaughlin, General Manager at the Antipodes Water Company, “Antipodes water has been the most awarded mineral water at this annual competition since first entering and winning GOLD in 2006.
Having such a consistent endorsement from the world's water experts is something that we are all extremely proud of.”
Antipodes Water comes from a 327m (1000ft) deep pressured aquifer, taking up to 300 years to naturally filter through substrata of ignimbrite, a fine-grained volcanic rock. The precious source is located in Whakatane in the rural Bay of Plenty of New Zealand. Antipodes Water has a subtle mineral content that will not interfere with the palate when tasted alongside fine wine, coffee and food. This is why Antipodes water is found in some of the best restaurants and hotels around the world and is offered in glass 1,000ml (33.8 fl.oz) and 500ml (16.9 fl. oz) bottles.
Antipodes proudly carries a carbonNZero certification, and has been acknowledged by the United Nations for environmental responsibility. Everything about Antipodes from the construction of the water facilities, to the packaging, bottling and shipping has been planned to ensure it arrives at any table without leaving an environmental footprint.
The audience at the 28th Berkley Springs Water Tasting and Awards, was filled with water enthusiasts coming from as far as Australia. Twelve judges spent hours tasting and selecting from waters sourced in 15 US states, four Canadian provinces and nine foreign countries. “There were waters from four new countries this year, including Turkey, Cyprus, Jamaica and Trinidad-Tabago. They joined waters from Korea, Bosnia, Greece and Australia” said Jeanne Mozier, the event founder.