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How To (Properly) Saber a Bottle of Champagne - And in the Process Become a Master of Sabrage

/ Arthur Morgan

Feel like channeling your inner Napoleon? Or maybe you just want to be the center of the party? Or maybe, just maybe you appreciate the fine art of sabrage, or the act of opening a champagne bottle with a sabre or sword, enough that you want to learn how to do so properly, elegantly, and most of all – safely. Well, you came to the right place. Before we dive into the a step by step process let’s quickly explore the science behind why champagne sabering works, and the history behind the art of the champagne guillotine. The Science: Wine...


3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Own A Champagne Saber

/ Arthur Morgan

1. Champagne Sabers are Fun and Flamboyant  Champagne sabers are the definition of flamboyance and excess. There are easier ways to open a champagne bottle – for instance, using your own two hands. But is that fun? Not really. And from what bartenders and tasting room managers have told me, opening too many champagne bottles can actually hurt your wrists. So let’s stay safe and just open our champagne with a 9 inch blade that makes the cork fly roughly 20-30 feet (It’s a dull blade everybody!). Champagne sabers, or sabres, if you prefer to code-shift into a francophone, are insanely...