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  Lot # 407
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Champagne tasting and education session at Sails Restaurant in Naples, FL for up to eight (8) guests, featuring best-in-show and hard to find sparkling wine and Champagne from around the world

Opportunity to saber a bottle of Champagne for up to eight (8) guests


Sabrage is a dramatic technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a saber, used for ceremonial occasions. The technique became popular in France during the era of Napoléon, when the saber was the weapon of choice for the Emperor’s light cavalry. The wielder slides the saber along the body seam of the bottle to the lip to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle, and the cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck. Upon opening each bottle, the sommelier will briefly educate guests on the wine they are about to enjoy.


A sommelier will guide the winning bidder’s party of eight through the correct technique for sabering a bottle of Champagne—safely, and for maximum enjoyment. The technique is both thrilling to watch and exhilarating to perform, particularly when paired with a range of rare and exotic Champagne and sparkling wine from around the globe.


Bring your friends and indulge in a bubbles party to remember!


INSIDER’S INFO: Party is only available on Saturday or Sunday, with the following black-out dates: February 13, April 10, April 17, May 8, and June 19. Valid at Sails Restaurant in Naples, Florida. Expires on February 1, 2023.  


DONOR: Sails Restaurant