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 heard or read in any article that sabering a champagne can be achievable without using the champagne sword or champagne sabre. This is actually wrong and you should not take the risk of doing so. Logically speaking, your kitchen or chef’s knife is made for cutting meat. While champagne sabre is specially intended for sabering. In layman’s term, yes you can use your door’s key when opening can goods, but this key is made to unlock your door. The same principle when it comes of sabering or sabrage, you may accomplish the art using chef’s knife, but you will notice that you will fail more often rather than succeeding. You are doing such art, the hard way.
It is important to use the champagne sword or champagne sabre when executing this technique. One of the primary reason is the fact that the blade is made to cut the lip of the bottle. These blades are crafted and made from the finest knife manufacturers in the world. When you look closer, you will notice that the blade is blunt and has no sharp edges. Unlike ordinary kitchen knives, there is a chance that you can get wounded or you might hurt someone when sabering. The reason behind this is because of the fact that sabering does not require any sharp edges blade. The main reason is what really happens inside the bottle and that is its chemical reaction.
Another thing that you should be aware of is the condition of the bottle. Indeed, it is somewhat pricey to purchase bottles of while practising the art, therefore, you are looking for a cheaper alternative and bubbly wines can do the trick. But not all bottles are made the same and therefore, you might find that some bottles are different from another. It is important before anything else to make sure that the bottle is cold particularly the neck but not cold iced.
Remember that sabering is an art and therefore, it is important not to rush things up. Essentially the key to success of sabering depends on the pressure inside the bottle. The first thing that you should do first would be wiping the bottle with a guest towel in order to make sure that the bottle won’t slip when holding it 45 degrees.
Now that you wiped the bottle and you can hold it properly, it is time for you to remove the wire supporting the cork. When doing so, it is important to put your thumb over the cork just in case. Then remove the foil and look for the seam of the bottle. This is where you are going to slide the blade towards the lip. Keep in mind that you don’t have to slide the blade like there’s no tomorrow. When you slide the blade, it would be just an extra force of what is happening inside the bottle.
You don’t have to be anxious about shards may somehow be included when you drink such a good wine. Because of the pressure, the tiny shards will simply get rid of. To make sure about that, allow the bubbles to flow.
You’ve probably watched it on YouTube or probably noticed it in the Business Insider where a woman is using an iPhone as she uncorks the bottle of champagne using the art of sabrage. Perhaps you think that using your mobile phone is awesome and you are curious and give it a try.
It sound’s cool but not when you see your iPhone broken
At some point, you might be thinking about what kind of a stuff or an item you are going to give you to the person who you have the deepest regards. With so many items you can find online, what kind of item you can give to him that he will cherish the most? You might be thinking to give him a watch, perfume or maybe apparel. However, even though how much the price tag you are going to give him, nothing beats a gift with a personal touch by having an engraved text on it.
Last Christmas, a friend gifted me a champagne sabre, it is slick, awesome and I can say that this is the best gift I received during the holiday. Back then I was overwhelmed and see such a wonderful tool works. As soon as I go to the kitchen, I looked for a bottle of champagne quickly and let me see if I got the skill. But, my wife told me to be careful when executing sabrage and she suggested learning this trick and having a quick peek at the internet. So, I did and I realize how lucky I am that I listen to my wife otherwise I might spoil the occasion and ruin the good wine.
You’re probably sitting there, wondering: what is a champagne sabre? What is it for? Well, thousands of years ago, during the 19th Century, champagne sabres were used during ceremonial occasions. Also known as the champagne sword, these tools were used during sabrage which added sophistication and flair to various occasions. Sabering champagne, or the art of opening champagne bottles with a champagne sabre was an art in itself, and it’s something that people looked forward to. It’s part of tradition, and it made these occasions even more meaningful. It has so much history in it that people still opt to use it when celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries despite the various wine bottle openers that are available in the market these days.
The concept of champagne sabrage is classy and exciting. Yet at the same time, many people worry about not being able to do it right. They worry about how long it is going to take them to complete it with all eyes on them. One of the best tips is to practice sabering champagne on your own or with just one or two people around you. They should be supportive and encouraging and that is going to help you build your self-confidence.