Another Sabering Attempt

This past week, I had the brilliant idea to try to saber a bottle of sparkling wine with something other than a saber. The video of the attempt is below. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the entire thing was that my wife, who filmed the “event” did not emit any discernible sounds during the process. Although just past halfway through I could hear her thinking “You’re an idiot.”

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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29 Responses to Another Sabering Attempt

  1. Hahaha! I think I started crying from laughing so much. I particularly like how your “one last attempt” was just like twenty really fast successive attempts.

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  2. Duff's Wines says:

    Very brave and inventive. If this goes viral, it could be like the ice bucket phenomenon. You’ll have people trying everything. A putter? A garden trowel?

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  3. missiksmith says:

    Awesome! I’m amazed at how quiet the camera woman remained. I would have had to laugh.

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  4. You crack me up, you have the patience of a saint and were mighty determined to make it work. Your wife/camerawoman was very quiet indeed.

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  5. Luv this. I think the cork decided to pop off because it was tired of getting rubbed. But hey, the new specs look good!

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  6. winegurl12 says:

    Question: Most of the sparklers I have around here have plastic stoppers. Think I could manage to saber one of those? There’s a machete in my living room who’s dying to have a go…

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    • If they have plastic stoppers, they were likely made by another method than the “Traditional Method” (i.e., the “Champagne Method”) and will likely not have enough pressure in the bottle to saber….

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  7. Bravo, and if you ever get tired of using a sabre, you have a great potential for writing captions. They are almost as good as Sebastian’s remarks.

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  8. Follow through, it’s all about the follow through. I can see the start of a new challenge: the “Monthly Goofy Sabering Video Challenge” #MGSV 1? It was just a saber, but my wife Julie popped a bottle of Marc Hebrart Blanc de Blanc last night for her birthday. First try!

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  9. I loved the subtitles – I was smiling throughout at your persistence! Well done for getting there in the end 🙂

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  10. chef mimi says:

    I can’t believe I watched the whole video…

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  11. cyardin says:

    was this retribution to the wheel for flats received in the past? Very funny!

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