Sabering a bottle of champagne is a party trick that would be impressive to pull off, but is probably one I won’t be attempting any time soon. I’d likely do serious damage to myself or someone standing nearby instead of cutting off the top of the bottle in dramatic fashion!
Dave Arnold explains how to saber a bottle of champagne or any type of sparkling wine in the French Culinary Institute‘s Tech ‘N Stuff blog, Cooking Issues. His video below shows the process in slo-mo (very cool!), and tips on sabering successfully are included in his blog post.