Celebrating The Art Of Champagne Sabering Fails

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You’ve seen the videos… wine professionals are shown gracefully sabering a bottle of Champagne in one fell swoop without ever so much as a flinch or break in composure. They make it look easy, right?

We admit that when done correctly, sabering Champagne is a great party trick that is sure to impress a few folks at your upcoming bash (especially if you use this chic WineCountry saber). However, mastering the art of sabrage isn’t quite as seamless as it seems and it may take a try or two, especially if you’re using a butter knife, iPhone, or a pot (yes, it’s been done before).

For a good laugh, we’ve compiled our favorite videos of Champagne sabering gone wrong:

Looks like the teacher needs a lesson in sabrage.


Hmm… maybe next time invest in a better knife.


This isn’t quite how they pictured it going.


Okay, so who’s the smart aleck who glued the cork on?


Note: don’t put your sparkling wine in the freezer. Hence, the explosion.


We’re thinking that tap shoes should just stay on the feet.


We don’t know about you, but after that we’re feeling pretty inspired to finally buy a proper saber! Next, we’ll teach you how to saber a bottle of Champagne so you can be the hero of your next party (and hopefully avoid being captured in slow motion ruining a perfectly good bottle of bubbly). For reference, here’s how it should look:


And a how-to video explaining it from an expert:


Stay tuned for more sabering tips from WineCountry.


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Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick, based in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California, specializes in West Coast wine, food and travel. Her work has appeared in publications including Santa Barbara Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and 7×7. She loves to travel, stay active, and share food and wine with friends. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine or visit her blog, wanderandwine.com.

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