Sabrage a bottle of champagne
Opening a champagne bottle by sabre is a spectacular event. Sabring means cutting the top off the bottle with a sabre, a heavy one-edged sword, a tradition which started in the time of Napoleon.
Napoleon (1769-1821) was a small man, but a huge champagne lover. Before entering the battlefield with his army, he first acquired large quantities of champagne in the Champagne region. In 1812, Napoleon and a Grand Armée of 650,000 left for Russia. In Smolensk, a huge fight erupted between the French army and the Russian Cossacks. According to legend, it was here that the first bottle of champagne was opened by sabre!
Curious to sabre, or would you like to give this unique experience as a gift? You’ll receive expert advice about how you sabre the bottle safely. Then the process is explained in steps. After performing the ‘sabrage’, the ‘sabreur’ receives a certificate and is able to enjoy the delicious champagne!
Impression of Sabrage
Off with its head!
Drink the champagne
Want to taste more?
Sabrage & tasting with 2 champagnes
€65 p.p. for the sabrage
€25 p.p. for 1 additional champagne