Champagne Sabering this Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year indeed. The turkey is ready, the meats are tender and juicy, your dad is ready putting the Christmas star to the top of the Christmas tree. But, the season would not be completed without a bottle of Champagne. Such good wine is one of the most popular and common beverages not just during the Holiday season but in any occasion to celebrate. You can make the season pretty much exciting with the twist by demonstrating to your loved ones the art of sabrage or champagne sabering.

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Champagne Sabering

In case you didn’t know, this is the kind of art which are used a long time ago back in the time of the French Revolution. The art is used by a specially made sabre which is only intended for sabering the bottle and not for thrusting or cutting meat. These sabers are inspired long back in during the siege back in the 19th century. Today, it is no longer used for killing but rather for entertainment.

Sabering A Champagne

Sabering a champagne can be done with precision and of course a little bit of practice to make things perfect. The first thing that you should be aware of is that you should only use a champagne sabre or champagne sword when executing the technique. It is not preferable to use a regular knife which is found in your kitchen.

Techniques

There are no secrets when sabering the bottle but there are some few techniques to execute the art perfectly. The first one would be the temperature of the bottle. It could be cold particularly to the neck and the lips of the bottle. Keep in mind that it should not suppose to be ice cold. It should be only cold enough for refreshment.

 The Force

When sliding the blade, it not actually the force that works but rather what happens from the inside of the bottle. Your force will only help the chemical reaction that pushes the lip together with the cork. When sliding the blade, make sure to unseal the bottle. look for the seam and remove the wire that supports the cork.

Sliding

As soon as the bottle is prepared, cold enough, and everything is in place. It is time for you to slide the blade to the lip of the bottle. When doing so, position or hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle. Make sure that not to point the bottle to anyone else or to any place that can be damaged by the cork. Slide the blade smoothly and surely as you watch the cork flies to the air.

Pouring

Allow the bubbles to overflow from the bottle in order to wash away the shards. It is time for you to get a champagne flute and pour the good wine. Take a bow to your loved ones and address them with some few inspiring words. Enjoy the rest of the evening with your family as you celebrate the holiday season.

15 Facts about Champagne

Indeed, a celebration would not be the same without champagne. Such beverage signifies victories, good living, and elegance. Pouring champagne to your flute makes you feel so good about life. When you think about it, it is not a kind of beverage that you need to drink when you are depressed. The drink is only suitable for triumphs and the only beverage that you can drink even in the morning. Below are 15 fun facts about champagne:

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Celebrity Controversy

Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe took a bath using several bottles of champagne in her tub. According to her biographer, she used over than 300 bottles of expensive champagnes for her skin.

By Accident

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There are some claims that the wine was discovered accidentally. Back then on a cold winter weather from the Champagne region of France, there was a monk that kept several bottles of wines. At spring time, the yeast started fermenting few bottle have been exploded because of the chemical reaction.

James Bond

There are 35 scenes where the famous agent from England drinks champagne. He drinks it more rather than any beverages.

Expensive Wine

The most expensive wine is called as the shipwrecked champagne. It was discovered back in 2010 which are considered as the oldest champagne ever discovered. Because of the perfect temperature at the bottom of the sea, the quality was preserved. One bottle is about $250,000 dollars.

Compared To Beer

The champagne has 3 times gas compared to American beer.

Sabrage

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There are two different ways on how to uncork the bottle of champagne. One is by using the corkscrew and the other is sabrage or champagne sabering.

The Hussars

Speaking of sabrage, the art was introduced by the hussars. Hussars are known as the cavalrymen of the great Napoleon Bonaparte. Since these men have not time to bring corkscrew during the great battle, they use their sabers and this is where the champagne sabering was born.

Sports

Plenty of sporting events uses champagne as a sign of victories. The F1 race is one of the most common sporting events that uses champagne whenever the winners are presented at the podium.

Bubbles

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Whenever you pop up a bottle of champagne, there are over than 49 million of bubbles created.

Christening

Aside from celebration, the wine can be used for Christening. You no longer need to call a priest.

Launched A Thousand Ships

Champagne is literally launched a thousand of ships as Christening. Today, there are still ships are Christen by the admiral of the fleet using champagne.

Sweet Whisper

Whenever someone uncorks a bottle of champagne, the sound of the air that comes out from the bottle is called sweet whisper.

Champagne Rights

Champaign would be called as champagne if it was produced and processed from the champagne region. In case that the champagne is not made from this region, it is called as bubbly wine.

Boots

Back in 19th century, the best way to polish someone’s booth is by using champagne.

Benefits

It is the only liquor that has health benefits.