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Popping Bottles of Champagne

22nd May 2013 Jo Bailey News

 

We were with Michel Reichenbach, the president of the Chateau d’Oex Balloon Fiesta which happens every January in the Swiss Alps. After a sunny day filled with amazing balloon flights floating amongst the snow-clad mountains, Michel said we would celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast. Michel decided to open the bottle using the Sabruer technique, which involves slicing the top of the Champagne bottle with a sword! But this time is doesn’t go quite according to plan…watch it on our YouTube Channel.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VjsRlYqWHA

 

We do know a man who does know how to do it very well, as he has had lots of practice!

 

We will try to get it on video!

 

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