Fourteen bottles of water entered, one walked away a winner. Hope has the best tasting tap water in British Columbia, according to expert judges assembled by the B.C. Water & Waste Association.
There was no whiff of barnyard on the nose. No black cherry or tobacco on the palate. What set Hope apart from the 13 other communities in the competition was mouthfeel.
“The strongest samples had the absence of aroma and the absence of lingering aftertaste, but the Hope sample did have some texture to it,” said Samatha Rahn, wine director and manager at Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant and a former Vancouver International Wine Festival Sommelier of the Year. “It was one of the more mineral-driven samples and it was a positive attribute.”
The Best of the Best Tap Water Challenge is held annually by the BCWWA during Water Week.