Sunday June 10th
$20 per person
Sabrage is the art of slashing the cork off a bottle of champagne and still having something to drink.
It is not a ninja art or a samurai cook trick a la Benihana. It began, we are told, with Napoleon’s officers chopping the bottle tops while riding their horses. We do not know how many horses or limbs were lost in the learning; we only know it eventually worked, Napoleon won, and in secret circles, it is still done to this day.
And on Sunday, June 10, you will be admitted to that circle. Not only will you SEE champagne bottles opened thusly, but YOU TOO will be invited to DO it!
Wines that day will be bubblies of different ilks: champagnes, proseccos, cavas. Sabrage does not work with regular wines, contrary to beliefs still held by some members. Nor is it performed with a samurai sword. Or even a Marine Corps dress sword. Much of this meeting remains still cloaked in secrecy, as befits this shadowy practice. But trust me on this: it WILL happen on Sunday, and it will be AMAZING!
Fee for the event will be the usual $20 person. There will be an extra fee of $5 or so for people who want to open a bottle themselves. And hopes are for certificates to all who do so successfully.
Meantime, get your RSVeePs in now! This program has been in and out of the works for over 10 years. It may not happen again in our lifetimes.
In your RSVP, tell us if you are interested in doing a sabrage. We will need to buy extra bottles for the novitiates. Then mark your calendar and prepare for a swash-buckling, heart-stopping, life-changing even