Friday, August 20, 2010

Old School Seltzer

Those who know me know that two of my favorite things in life are public broadcasting (Yes, I am an NPR Nerd), and Seltzer Water.

I even own a few Seltzer makers. My favorite is the Sodastream.

The PBS series POV (Point of View) will debut a new episode, Seltzer Works, on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. (check local listings.)

From the publicity materials:

“In the early 1900s, thousands of seltzer deliverymen crisscrossed the nation, shlepping heavy glass bottles full of fizzy water to millions of thirsty customers. Today, with only a handful of deliverymen left in the country, the siphon machines at Gomberg Seltzer Works don’t turn like they used to. Most of the old customers have passed on (or moved to Florida). But there are still bubbles being made by third-generation seltzer filler Kenny Gomberg. In the short documentary Seltzer Works, the last bottler in Brooklyn fends off the supermarket seltzer take-over and honors this simple drink’s place in history. “

For being a true devotee to the fizzy lifestyle, Kenny Gomberg I salute you.