Have you ever seen people open a champagne bottle with a sabre? It looks pretty impressive doesn’t it? Yet when it comes to doing it yourself, it’s something that most people are really apprehensive about
The thing about ‘Sabrage’ to use the French word, is that once you learn to do it you realise that it’s actually a lot easier to do than you had imagined.
The trick is to have good teacher and I had the good fortune recently to meet one of the best: M. Philippe Brugnon who has achieved a lofty position in the Ordre du Sabre d’Or – the international association for those who have mastered the art of sabrage.
Champagne Philippe Brugnon in tucked away in a quiet street in the village of Rilly-La-Montagne and you’d never find it unless you knew where to go. There’s no sign on the gate, or the door and everything is very low key. Inside however you are in for a treat.
Just take a look at these photos to see how much fun it can be to learn sabrage and there’s even a video below which the ‘star’ has graciously agreed I can use on my blog.