How to sabre Champagne?

how to sabre a bottle of Champagne

You’d like to impress your guests at your next dinner party, and you’ve decided to open a bottle of Champagne with a sabre, but you don’t know how. iDealwine is on hand to show you how to sabre Champagne with this useful video. The idea is to open the bottle without injuring your neighbour … or yourself.

Sabring Champagne does not come without any risk, but it has to be said that it’s fun to do and watch. First of all, the bottle has to be really cold. Plunge the neck of the bottle into an ice bucket for several minutes. Then, take off the wire cage around the cork. Make sure that there is space around you to avoid someone getting hit and it’s probably best to do it outside too. You will then need to locate the small groove in the bottle, which runs all the way down to the neck. With the back of the knife or the traditional sabre, you have to hit dimple that runs around the neck of the bottle hard by quickly moving  the knife along the small groove. If done correctly, the neck of the bottle, including the cork, should fly off thanks to the pressure within the bottle.

A demonstration from a member of the iDealwine team

How to open a bottle of Champagne with a sabre as demonstrated by an iDealwine team member

Disclaimer to be read quickly in the voice of a television advert: iDealwine is not responsible for any loss of Champane or limbs that might occur while trying this at home.

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