Remember These Days, by Frederic Menou, Galen Clarke, and Marian Liu, promoted on MSN.com, is a new and fantastic video on Walter Backerman, one of the most famous active seltzermen. This is probably the best seltzer videos I have seen.
For Walter Backerman, seltzer is more than a drink. It is the embodiment of his family.
Standing in the kitchen of his Parkside Hills home in New York, Walter Backerman holds a picture of his father and grandfather.
As a third generation seltzer man, he follows parts of the same cobblestone route his grandfather began in 1920s Manhattan.
Walter maintains a collection of more than seven thousand antique bottles that he circulates to his customers. Many bear the family name, a tribute to his father and his grandfather before him.
Now, after 90 years of the Backermans being in the business, Walter knows all too well that he may be the last of the family’s seltzer men. Watch the video below to meet Walter and find out more about what his family’s seltzer legacy means to him.