Mark Oldman: How to Saber a Bottle

Award-winning author and wine connoisseur Mark Oldman describes how to open a bottle dramatically by running a knife along its seam.

Award-winning author and wine connoisseur Mark Oldman describes how to open a bottle dramatically by running a knife along its seam.

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[MUSIC] Has anyone sabered a bottle open before? Works on any bottle. You find the seam in the bubbly. There's always a seam. You can see it. You make sure it's really, really cold. Traditionally, the French, Napoleon's cavalry men, where this [FOREIGN] developed, they would use a knife, a saber, and run it along that seam. And when it hits the lip on the bottle Magically, because of the pressure inside, the bottle breaks cleanly, not glass going anywhere. And it's festive, so try it. Don't say I told you to try it. [LAUGH] But it really works. [MUSIC]
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Mark Oldman: How to Saber a Bottle


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