There has been a video that people have viewed far too many times of me trying to saber a bottle of sparkling Clos Pepe wine shortly after the conclusion of the Wine Bloggers Conference in Buellton, California last month.
Despite my numerous successful attempts (including several at the WBC), it is likely that I will forever be remembered for this one failure (although I have not watched the video all the way through, it was apparently memorable).
Here was my first ever attempt using a wine glass:
Feeling a bit, well, um, inadequate when it came to sabering after the fail at Clos Pepe, I decided at the spur of the moment to saber the bottle of sparkling I had brought in to celebrate my last day at work. Deciding to saber at the spur of the moment is never a good idea and doing it at work is even sketchier, but hey, I was going for it.
I looked around my office for something to do the job. After considering a ruler (too light), a stapler (too easy), and a wireless keyboard (too expensive), I decided on this:
A 3 inch tall statuette of Ganesha, a Hindu deity, that was given to me by a good friend of ours after she had returned from a trip to India. It was a bit of a risk since it was rather small, but it has some good weight to it and after I read on Wikipedia that Ganesha is the god of beginnings and he is honored at the start of ceremonies and rituals, I figured he was the natural choice to help me get some of my sabering mojo back.
So without any further ado: