Sabering a Champagne Bottle





Introduction: Sabering a Champagne Bottle

Sabering is a spectacular way to open a Champagne bottle, and begin a celebration. In this video, I'll show you how I do it, complete with tips, trivia, and techniques.

Step 1: Tips

  • Make sure the bottle is super cold. Merely refrigerated bottles won't saber well.
  • Once the muselet (cage) is removed, best to hold the cork in place with your finger until just before sabering.
  • Hold the blade flat against the bottle.
  • Hide your thumb in the indentation in the bottom of the bottle.
  • Be sure to aim the bottle away from people and property!
  • Have a glass handy in case any bubbly pours out.

Step 2: For More Champagne Fun

Please check out my full-length Champagne episode HERE.




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    nice. but....why would anybody want to do that?

    because it looks as cool as f&%k

    Well yeah the lady with the machete does look extremely cool. :) I am curious however what is it good for.

    @jtrusedell18, true. But "martial arts fighting sword-ing a Champagne bottle" didn't sound as good. As mentioned, even a large kitchen knife will do. This 'ible is about the ceremony, not the knife. If you really want to get into it, it's also not a Champagne bottle I'm sabering. But again... "martial arts fighting sword-ing a bottle of Spanish Cava" just didn't have that special ring to it. ;-)

    If you really want to impress someone.. Try this with a butter knife. Also not a sabre. lol