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Arthur von Wiesenberger

Arthur von Wiesenberger
Food & Beverage Consultant, Author & Broadcaster


Mr. von Wiesenberger was born in New York, attended Aiglon College in Villars, Switzerland, Davies in London and Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. He holds the Diplome d'honneur from the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne (France) and is a Chevalier of the Chapitre de la Fleur de Vigne de l'Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne (France).

His books on bottled water include, OASIS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOTTLED WATER (Capra Press 1978), H20: THE GUIDE TO QUALITY BOTTLED WATER (Woodbridge Press 1988), THE POCKETGUIDE TO BOTTLED WATER (Contemporary Books 1991) and THE TASTE OF WATER (Best Cellar Books 1995). He is also the author of THE SANTA BARBARA RESTAURANT GUIDE (Capra Press 1990), (2nd Edition Pacific Books 1994), (3rd Edition 2001) and CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR (Capra Press, 1992) He has written articles that have appeared in RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE, SHAPE MAGAZINE, FIT MAGAZINE, PRIVATE CLUBS MAGAZINE, MARKET WATCH, ENTREE, EPICUREAN RENDEZVOUS, VALLEY MAGAZINE, TOWN & COUNTRY and numerous newspapers. He is the food and wine editor for SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE. He hosts the weekly travel show, Around the World on AM 1290 KZSB as well as on 30 stations in Australia. He also hosts Nipper's Table Talk, a weekly food and restaurant show on AM 1290.

He has appeared on national television programs discussing food and beverages. He has been a speaker at The Whole Life Expo in Pasadena, 1984 - 1986, Mountain Valley Spring Water Annual Distributors Convention, 1991 and The California Bottled Water Association, 1991. He was a speaker at Wine America in New York, March 1993, The Midwest Wine Exposition in Chicago, October 1993, The Society of Wine Educators, Los Angeles National Convention, 1995 and Kapalua Wine & Food Symposium, Maui, Hawaii, June 1996. In 2000 in Seattle and 2001 in Miami Mr. von Wiesenberger was a featured speaker at the International Bottled Water Association Convention & Trade Show.

The BottledWaterWeb was founded in 1995 by Mr. von Wiesenberger. As a consultant to the beverage industry since 1978, his list of clients includes Acqua Panna, Anheuser-Busch Inc., Arrowhead, Chippewa Springs Ltd, Dover Diversified, Inc, Evian Spring Water, Fiji Water, Hawaiian Springs Natural Water Company, Ionics Inc., Irons & Sears, Manitou Corporation, MG Voda, Montesol, Nestle Waters of North America, PaineWebber, Perrier Group of America, Poland Spring Water, Procter & Gamble, S.Pellegrino, Stanford Wine Co., Travel Berkeley Springs, Inc., Trinity Springs Ltd., Vittel (USA) Inc. and Wheeler Springs Resorts, Inc. He has also served as an expert witness in bottled water litigation.

He participated in the first formal water tasting organized by Les Amis de L'Eau at the Vizcaya Palace in Miami, March 1978. Subsequently he organized the Great Bay Area Water Tasting for The San Francisco Chronicle which was published on June 9th, 1980. Other formal public tastings in which he has participated include The Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara, August 26, 1988, The Crescent Hotel, Dallas, September 22, 1988, The Fairmount Hotel, August 19, 1989, The American Institute of Wine & Food, September 19, 1990, DuPage County Water Tasting, December 5, 1990, The Ventura Star-Free Press Tap Water Tasting, March 15, 1991. He has served as the Water Master at The Winter Festival of Waters, Berkeley Springs, 1991 - 2006. Mr. von Wiesenberger is a member of The International Bottled Water Association, The American Institute of Wine and Food, The Southern California Restaurant Writers Association, The Society of Wine Educators, and Past-President of The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. He is the co-publisher of The Santa Barbara News-Press.