With all the holidays and parties this time of year, this is definitely Champagne season.

Close Up Flutes

In fact, of the nearly 18 million cases of bubbly consumed in the US last year, 40% were sold in the last quarter.

And while that may be impressive, there’s no more impressive way to open a champagne bottle than by sabering it.

When a bottle is sabered, it appears that the sword is slicing off the cork, when in reality, it’s cleaving the ring from the bottle neck.

Here’s how I do it.