Grande Cuvee Sabre du Sommelier
The tradition of opening a Champagne bottle with a saber was born in the Napoleonic era, begun by the general himself after winning a battle in 1812. This unique custom has survived to this day, and not only in France.
After the wire basket is removed from the cork, the blade is slid along the neck of the bottle, and onto the thicker part of the neck below the bottle head. When done in a strong, smooth motion (it takes a little practice), the cork leaps out with a bang and the Champagne flows out, and the glass fragments fly forward, propelled by the pressure, creating a veritable firework of bubbly. The severed bottle head with the cork is then customarily labeled with the date, to serve as a reminder of the celebration, or the trophy of a battle won.
Party like it's 1812 with you very own Grande Cuvee Sabre du Sommelier. Or present it to a friend.
Stainless Steel Blade
17.5"L x 3.875"W x 1.625"H
— Champagne Sabre + Rubber Wood Box Gift Box
Shipping Availability— USA
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ships In2-3 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return