sabering your champagne

If there’s going to be a “proper” celebration, a champagne toast is an absolute requisite.

To make the occasion even more special, why not open your bubbly in a way that will make a splash?

I’m pretty sure this isn’t the way Betty Crocker would have suggested opening champagne.  Nor would this method likely get the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

But, I can easily imagine Martha Stewart having the panache to celebrate with champagne that’s been sabered.  What do you say, Snoop Dogg?

Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it. Napoléon Bonaparte

It’s said that sabering of champagne is an art that dates back to Napoléon’s calvary.  Thrown celebratory (or consoling) bottles of bubbly while still on horseback as they returned from battle, Bonaparte’s boys learned to uncork their prize with a quick swipe of something easily at hand, their sabers.

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