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Place the dull end of your chefs knife along the seam at the bottle's middle section, and in one swift motion, aim for the neck ring. It's more of a forceful push than an actual chopping.

How to saber a champagne bottle

From our December 2013 issue
updated 11.26.13

  • Thoroughly chill the bottle in the refrigerator for at least three hours—anything warmer than 48 degrees and you\
    Thoroughly chill the bottle in the refri…
  • Bury the bottle, neck first, into a bucket of ice and chill it for another twenty minutes.
    Bury the bottle, neck first, into a buck…
  • Remove the foil and unravel the wire cage. Unless everyone is wearing goggles, hold down the cork with your thumb until you\
    Remove the foil and unravel the wire cag…
  • Look for the seams in the glass that stretch up both sides of the bottle. Choose one, and then hold your knife in one hand and the bottle in the other at a 45-degree angle.
    Look for the seams in the glass that str…
  • Place the dull end of your chefs knife along the seam at the bottle\
    Place the dull end of your chefs knife a…