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  • n. The opening of a bottle, normally of champagne, by slicing off the bottle's neck with a sabre sword.


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  • The art of sabrage — using a saber to open a Champagne bottle — is best attempted with caution.

    Wine 101: Sabering

  • The play climaxed in a trashing of the set, and featured a tricky enactment of the custom of sabrage, in which the neck of a champagne bottle is sliced off with a sabre.

    The Guardian World News

  • There is an extra charge for those who wish to sabrage (open with a sword) their own bottles.

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • The party was kicked off by Wales' only sabrage expert - that's the art of opening champagne with a long sword.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • An indescribable mix of fun and serious tasting, the sabrage being the centre of the happenings, with Achim or Takuan literally cracking bottle after bottle of Pierre Jourdan Cap classique bubbly with a French cavalry sabre continues till 13h30.



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  • JM wants to meet a sabrage expert (not for a drink though!).

    April 2, 2010