The 33rd Annual Berkeley Springs
International Water Tasting
February 23-26, 2023

2022 Winners

Berkeley Springs International Water TastingThe Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes waters from more than a dozen countries, and states as far away as Hawaii on Saturday, February 25. Held at The Country Inn in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, it is the largest and longest running water tasting in the world, dubbed by BuzzFeed and The Week “the world’s most prestigious water tasting.”

Tasting of municipal waters, followed by purified drinking water and sparkling waters begins at 2:30pm. Non-carbonated bottled waters are tasted at 6:30pm. The public can watch the judges and have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award for best packaging. Winners in all categories are announced at 8pm. More…

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Beneath the Surface and Around the Globe

is our seminar to address industry issues in an in-depth manner. Once again we are bringing together expert panelists from within the industry to lead the one day event Friday, February 24, 2023, at The Country Inn of Berkeley Springs. Time: 1 to 5 pm. The seminar is free so we hope you will attend this exciting event sponsored by Travel Berkeley Springs.


The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is held at The Country Inn of Berkeley Springs, in the center of downtown Berkeley Springs, West Virginia home to the historic warm mineral springs in Berkeley Springs State Park. The water tasting is conducted onSaturday, February 25, followed by announcing winners for bottlers and municipalities.

Getting the Message Out

The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting has generated much interest in the water industry through feature articles on most major radio and TV networks coast to coast, and around the world. The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting & Competition has been featured on National Public RadioBBCMSNBCFOX News NetworkCNNUSA Today, and Beverage Industry Magazine.

To ensure maximum safety and privacy for all, masks are required at Friday’s seminar and Saturday’s events.  There will be no public tastings. Judges and out-of-town visitors based their attendance on these protocols. The feedback regarding these decisions has been very positive and appreciated.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We wish to thank our sponsors and advertisers:

Tesanjski kiseljak and company Zema d.o.o. from Tesanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presenting Sponsor of the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Lifetime Achievement Award

International Bottled Water Association   
Primo Water Corporation   
Bottled Water Web    
Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals