The Coolest (and Craziest) Way to Open a Champagne Bottle This New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015 | By | Comments (0)

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Opening a champagne bottle creates the most distinctive “pop!” Then, if you’re in good company, that’s followed by a round of applause and the clinking of flutes as everyone readies their vessels for a few glugs of the precious sparkling wine.

This New Year’s, you can open the bottle as you’ve always done, by untwisting the tie and pushing on the cork until it releases. Or you can take an entirely unique–possibly lunatic–approach. You can saber a bottle of champagne. We’ll let our experienced friends at Food & Wine show you how:


Click on over to Food & Wine‘s post on how to saber a champagne bottle, gather all their important tips, and then, if you dare, try it yourself tonight. You’ll either impress your crowd and receive back pats for the next 365. Or you won’t, and you’ll have a year to work off your embarrassing lack of sabering skills. Cheers!

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