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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.