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How to open a bottle of champagne with a sword and science

People don't keep a saber in the kitchen drawer, but opening a champagne bottle with a sword is so cool that it should be mandatory—at least—in every single restaurant. Here's food star Alton Brown showing you how you do it and why this method works so well.


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digitalhawkeye
digitalhawkeye

Personally, I just put a towel around the cork and twist/walk it out. Doesn't take long, no broken bottles, no special tools required.