Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Around Town - Sabrage At Christofle

If you are in Beverly Hills
Thursday December 17th
the CEO of Christofle demonstrating the Art of Sabrage

Yeah...I bet you CEO can't do this!
History of Sabrage:
This technique became popular in France when the army of
Napoleon visited many of the aristocrat domains. It was just after the French revolution and the saber was the weapon of choice of Napoleon's fearsome cavalry (the Hussar). Napoleon's spectacular victories across all Europe gave them plenty of reason to celebrate. During these parties the cavalry would open the Champagne with their sabers. Napoleon probably encouraged this and is known to have said: "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it."
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8 comments:

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

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Couture Carrie said...

Sounds like a fabulous event, darling!

Love the history too!

xoxox,
CC

Jill said...

I have a friend that just did this! And it's on video. I'll see if she'll send it to me!

Jill said...

just posted it and linked back to you!

My husband loves PeeWee Herman. I'm going to check out his January schedule and see if we can come to LA!

Keith said...

That sounds great. I'd love to be there, but unfortunately I'm here in eastern NC.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow what an interesting event! I hope you have a great weekend :)

xo
Rachel

Miss Cavendish said...

When I worked at a bistro during university summers, I always dreaded opening wine bottles at the table. If only this technique had been possible!

Belle de Ville said...

I definitely wouldn't suggest trying this at home unless you know the exact pressure point of the bottle.
Jill, thanks for the link!

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