DECEMBER 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- FEBRUARY 22, 2014

 

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CLEAN WATER WINNERS STAR IN BERKELEY SPRINGS

 

Best Sparkling – 2014
1st – Canadian Gold Sparkling Mineral Water, Marchand, MB, Canada
2nd. Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water, MB, Canada
3rd – Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand
4th – Tesanjski Dijament, Tesanj, Bosnia    

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV -----  It was a battle of titans at the 24th

annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. The best tap water in the world hailed from Clearbrook, British Columbia where they get to add a third gold medal to their collection. The gold medal winner in the USA was Santa Ana, CA which moved up from a silver medal in 2012 and beat out four previous gold medalists. Greenwood, BC, Canada won the bronze. Tied for fourth were Dickinson, ND and Montpelier, OH while 2013’s winner, Emporia, KS placed fifth. All but one of the six top rated municipal waters had won at Berkeley Springs before.

 

 

 

The importance of a commitment to excellence in providing drinking water was underlined by the selection of Dian Taylor, CEO and President of the award-winning Artesian Resources of Delaware as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement award. Artesian is a public water provider to more than 300,000 customers in Delaware and Maryland.

 

 

 

“The consistency in winners from year to year with different panels of judges validates the choices,” remarked perennial watermaster, Arthur von Wiesenberger. “It also speaks to the impressively high caliber of the waters entered.”

 

 

 

Castle Rock Water from Dunsmuir, CA won over 32 other entries for the title of world’s best bottled water. Two waters were tied for the silver medal: Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Eldorado, CO and first time entrant, Samaria Natural Springs Water, Crete, Greece. The bronze medal went to Mountain Drop from Linthicum, MD bottling local Berkeley Springs water. A tie for fourth included another first time international entrant: Element, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia along with Avita Premium Artesian Alkaline Water from Roscommon, MI.

 

More than 100 people crowded The Country Inn in Berkeley Springs on Saturday night including water representatives from South Korea and Thailand. Ten media judges spent hours tasting and selecting from among nearly 100 waters sourced in 18 states, three Canadian provinces and 12 foreign countries. For the first time in the contest’s history, an African water was entered. “Adding Tanzania gave use all five continents,” said Jeanne Mozier, an event founder.

 

Sparkling waters all are sourced from outside the United States. The best sparkling water in the world is Canadian Gold Sparkling Mineral Water, Marchand, MB, Canada with Jackson Springs Natural Premium Spring Water also of Manitoba winning second. Antipodes, Whakatane, New Zealand was third. Two Bosnian waters and another from New Zealand tied for fourth place.

 

Locals in the standing room only crowd cheered for the winner in the purified category. The gold medal was won by Mountain Drop from Linthicum, MD bottling local Berkeley Springs water. The silver was a tie between Indigo H2O, Elkhart, IN and Bar H2O, Richmond, MI. Berkeley Springs water entered under its own name of Berkeley Springs Purified Water won the bronze tied with January Sales, Barnston QE, Canada.

 

 "It was another wonderful year for the longest running and largest water tasting in the world," said von Wiesenberger. "Berkeley Springs is the granddaddy of them all."  

 

The crowd was interested in the peoples' choice packaging competition where it was their votes that chose which of the 13 entrants was the most alluring.   Hallasu’s long sleek bottle was the overwhelming favorite and representatives of the Republic of Korea company were on hand to accept the reward. The silver medal also went to Asia won by the tiny egg-shaped bottles of Bama Tianshou Spring, Bama, China. The turquoise four-sided bottle from Waiakea, Kea’au Aquifer, HI won the bronze. Both fourth place winner, Cerebellum H2O, Hoboken, NJ and fifth place Marvelus Sparkling Mineral Water, Ocala, FL were on hand to accept the strong votes of the crowd.

 

January 2014

 

Canadian Gold is pleased to annouce its new product, Baby/Infant Premium Springwater.  Available in 1.5 ltr and 4 ltr.     

 

April 25, 2013

 

Steinbach On-line

 

What Makes The Best Water In The World Come From Marchand

Written by Sawyer Klassen on Saturday, 27 April 2013

 

http://www.steinbachonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36177:marchand-format&catid=13:local-news&Itemid=100445

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ACADEMY AWARDS OF WATER NAMES WINNERS

 BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV -----  

“There were an amazing number of ties in the preliminaries,” remarked perennial watermaster, Arthur von Wiesenberger. “That speaks to the impressively high caliber of the waters entered. This is the best year ever.”

 

Not only did bottled water come literally from all over the globe to compete including New Zealand, Japan, Croatia and Chile but a pair of young women from Thailand accompanied their municipal water entry.

Once again a Canadian water won best bottled still water in the world, a perennial winner in sparkling but first time in bottled – Canadian Gold from Marchand, Manitoba. Second was Agana Rainwater from Buda, Texas up from fifth in 2012. Berkeley Springs water bottled as Denton Spring Water from North East, MD came in third. A total of 30 bottled waters were tasted.

More than 100 people crowded the Berkeley Springs Inn-Best Western Conference Center in Berkeley Springs on Saturday night as eleven media judges spent hours tasting and selecting from among 82 waters sourced in twenty-one states and ten foreign countries. There were 32 municipal waters from a dozen states, Canada, South Korea and Thailand.  

Two sparkling waters tied for first place, one Canadian and one Bosnian. Touch Sparkling Mineral Water is from Canadian Gold, Marchand, Manitoba and Celvik Dobri Kiseljak from Bosnia. Second place was American Summits from Wyoming. Third place went to first-time entry Puyehue from Chile. Ten sparkling waters entered.

 

 "It was another wonderful year for the longest running and largest water tasting in the world," said von Wiesenberger. "Berkeley Springs is the granddaddy of them all."  

 

The eleven media judges selected by Klein Rone included representatives from various regional and national media including television and online magazines. They were instructed by von Wiesenberger to look, sniff and taste each water under guidelines similar to those in a wine tasting. The waters were rated for each attribute including appearance (it should be clear - or slightly opaque for glacial waters), aroma (there should be none), taste (it should taste clean), mouth feel (it should feel light), aftertaste (it should leave you thirsty for more). Waters were tasted in four separate flights over two days. 

The 24th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014.  For more information on Berkeley Springs or its water tasting, call 1-800-447-8797 or check online at www.berkeleysprings.com.

 

Best Bottled Water  2013

 1st  -  Canadian Gold Artesian Water - Marchand, MB, Canada

 2nd – Agana Rainwater, Buda, TX

3rd – Denton Spring Water, North East, MD -- bottling Berkeley Springs water

 Best Sparkling -- 2013

1st - tie    Touch Sparkling Mineral Water - Canadian Gold Beverages, Marchand, MB, Canada

      Celvik Dobri Kiseljak from Tesanj, Bosnia

2. American Summits, Natural Spring Water, Clark, WY

 3 – Puyehue, Osono, Chile

 

Canadian Gold Beverages awarded best bottled water 2013 –
Steinbach Community News Blog
Canadian Gold Beverages, located in Marchand, Manitoba, won first place for the best bottled still
water in the world, a perennial winner in sparkling but first time in bottled.
The Berkeley Springs Inn-Best Western Conference Center in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia was
crowded on Saturday night as eleven media judges spent hours tasting and selecting from among 82
waters sourced in twenty-one states and ten foreign countries. There were 32 municipal waters
from a dozen states, Canada, South Korea and Thailand. Two sparkling waters tied for first place, one
Canadian and one Bosnian. Touch Sparkling Mineral water is from Marchand, MB and Celvik Dobri
Kiseljak from Bosnia. “There were an amazing number of ties in the preliminaries,” remarked
perennial watermaster, Arthur von Wiesenberger. “That speaks to the impressively high caliber of the
waters entered. This is the best year ever.”
Canadian Gold Beverages Owner Peter de Jong was ecstatic “It is like winning the Olympics for
bottled water! No company, in 40 years, has ever won in both categories for bottled Artesian Still
Water and Sparkling Mineral (carbonated) water. We are extremely pleased about this; we’ve got
the best tasting water in the world, right here in Southeastern Manitoba!”
The eleven media judges included representatives from various regional and national media
including television and online magazines. They were instructed by von Wiesenberger to look, sniff
and taste each water under guidelines similar to those in a wine tasting. The waters were rated for
each attribute including appearance (it should be clear – or slightly opaque for glacial waters),
aroma (there should be none), taste (it should taste clean), mouth feel (it should feel light),
aftertaste (it should leave you thirsty for more). Waters were tasted in four separate flights over
two days. It is the longest running and largest water tasting competition in the world

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Marchand water wins ‘summer and winter Olympics’ of taste

Winnipeg Sun

First posted: | Updated:

Manitoba water has earned not one but two gold medals in an international competition.

The Academy Awards of Water, out of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., named Canadian Gold Artesian Water tops in the non-carbonated bottled water category. The company also tied for first in carbonated bottled water.

It’s the first time a company has won in two categories at the prestigious 40-year event, says owner Peter de Jong.

“When we realized what we accomplished ... it’s lucky it’s not cloudy today, or our heads would be in the clouds. We in Marchand don’t brag too much, but we’re very proud that we won best water in the world,” de Jong said.

De Jong says Marchand’s aquifer, on the edge of Sandilands Provincial Park, provides natural filtering.

“It’s the special soil we have here, the aquifer — the natural filters of the sand, the gravel and the clay make for a special taste," he said.

Other waters focus on taking things out but they remove only sand and gravel.

“It’s the taste of purity, the natural taste. I don’t have to put a bottle of water in the fridge — if you grab a bottle of water warm, here, it tastes refreshing," de Jong said.

Big retailers and even the provincial government have contracts with big-name beverage companies, so it’s hard for a small company, he says.

“I challenge the large retailers: Why don’t they put our water on the shelves? Because we’ve proved not only that we have the best still water, but we have also the best sparkling water," de Jong said

“It’s a struggle here in Marchand, we need some jobs in southeastern Manitoba,” said the native Dutchman. “If you win the summer and the winter Olympics of the water industry, and still your phone is quiet ... but we do have some stores in Winnipeg, some restaurants and small store owners, that do help us. And I’d like to thank them for that.”

De Jong is also excited about Canadian Gold's low-sugar drinks for children and diabetics.