Great news, your friend just announced that you are invited to a party whereas, you are the one who is going to open a bottle of champagne. You have the chance of getting all the visitors to turn their heads on you and announce your plan to behead the bottle with a sword. This can be really exciting indeed. Perhaps you already know how to execute such art, but then again, here are the do’s and don’ts of champagne sabering or also known as sabrage.
Why is that person holding a saber? Why in the world he is holding a bottle of champagne in his other hand. Where is this guy going? Oh, wow that’s cool. These are the most common thoughts whenever a person witnesses the art of champagne for the first time. The next question would be asked is about the genius behind champagne sabering. So, who invented sabrage of champagne sabering? Any idea? You may have heard or read plenty of stories behind such art.
There are 96% of companies in America alone host parties and holiday parties. Regardless of the occasion, employees would love to be served with alcohol drinks particularly champagnes. So, if you are one of the good guys and don’t want your name to appear in the company’s naughty list, it is important that you should be aware with your surroundings.
Almost in any way, beheading a bubble bottle of champagne is indeed exciting. Yet, this seems like a bit dangerous don’t you think? Quite frankly, you don’t need to take any crash courses in order to learn this piece of an art. In fact, you’ll see the bunch of videos from YouTube showing how they do this. All you need to learn is the basic and the right sabering tool for perfection.
Cutting The Lip
One of the biggest misconceptions about executing the art is the use of sword, knife or sabre when beheading the bottle. Most people may think that you need to literally cut the lip with a sharp blade. Moreover, you need to strike the bottle with such force to accomplish it.
Never use any kinds of tools aside from Champagne Sabre or champagne sword. Perhaps you are thinking at the moment to use your regular kitchen knife or anything that is sharp to cut the lip. But, champagne sabering does not require sharp blade. In fact, if you are going to look closer to the actual champagne sword or Champagne Sabre, you’ll notice that the blade is blunt.
Different champagne manufacturers may produce different types of bottles. Therefore, you may encounter differently but all in all, the technique is still the same. We begin with the bottle. Before cutting the lip of the bottle make sure that it is cold. This helps the pressure from the chemical inside that pushes the cork together with the lip to fly. It only takes an additional pressure to do so.
Make sure to wipe the bottle with clean tablecloth or napkin before you begin. Remove the foil and the wire that supports the cork. While your doing this, it is highly suggested to support the cork using your thumb. There are some instances where the cork automatically flies as soon as you remove the wire cage. It spoils the moment so make sure you never forget about this.
The lines that separate each side of the bottle is called seam. This is where you are going to slide the blade from the neck to the lip. You can do a bit of aiming repeatedly until your muscles get used to it. Make sure when doing so, the bottle is 40 degree in angle and no one will get hurts.
Now it is time for you beheading the bottle. You don’t need to use such force in order perfect it. In fact, as mentioned, the technique here is what happens inside the bottle. All you need is to use a little pressure to make that cork fly.
Usually, you’ll be overwhelmed when achieving this perfectly. But, the moment is far from over. Before you serve the champagne, make sure to let the bubbles flow to eliminate small glass fragments. If you are just practicing, you’ll be tempted to drink suck good wine directly from the lip. Yet, never drink the champagne directly otherwise you’ll get yourself hurt.
You want guests to be excited on your wedding day. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will leave this to your hosts and hostess during the reception. It is your day after all and you really wanted for everyone to enjoy such amazing time. There are plenty of ways on how to increase the mood of your guests from enjoying to getting excited.Of course, there will be the cutting of the cake, the best man speaks to the crowd and makes a toss, the dancing the singing and cocktail. But sabering a champagne is the perfect trick to grab everyone’s attention. This is where the real party starts.
You may think that only professionals can execute champagne sabering correctly. You always want to learn such art but you don’t know where and how to start. It might be dangerous since it requires you to use sword or saber. Not to mention the fragments that might cut you along the way.
You probably assumed that the technique of sabrage or sabering is all about the swing and the champagne sabre. Indeed, it is important that you should use the right tool when it comes to this unique way of uncorking the good wine. Yet, there is much more behind the saber and the bottle itself. In fact, sabering is all about what is happening inside. There is a science particularly physics behind such art.