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Popping Bottles of Champagne

22/05/2013 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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