We've been doing it wrong for years, apparently. Food writer / chef Alton Brown shows you how to neatly slice off the cork of a champagne bottle with a French saber, or failing that, any kind of sword you might have lying around the house. As you do.
Obviously, this is totally dangerous as the thing actually breaks the top of the bottle and sends it flying up to twenty feet. So, y'know, maybe just enjoy the video and leave this alone. But if you ARE feeling brave and it goes well, send us the video. We'll totally take a look.