12/30/2013 06:47 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2014

How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne

Today: Erik Lombardo, bar manager of Maialino and Spirit Guides columnist, shows Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52 how to saber champagne. 

We already know you like to throw awesome parties: that you're an unflappable host, that your food will be perfect. But the key to making your party even more fabulous, even more memorable? Sabering champagne. Watch columnist Erik Lombardo teach Amanda & Merrill the art of sabrage -- and start practicing.

Then invite us to your next party.  

More: Pick up a saber of your own on Provisions.

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