Tap water from Desert Hot Springs, Calif., was ruled the best in the world by judges who sipped samples from around the globe.
Five countries, 25 states and the District of Columbia were represented at the 14th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Taste. Ice Mist bottled water from Morarp, Sweden also took a top prize.
Each sample is weighed on six points: appearance, odor, flavor, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression. All the water is sipped at room temperature.
Bosec of Harghita County, Romania, took first place for carbonated bottle water. Pure StoneClear Springs of Vanleer, Tenn., won for purified drinking water.