Champagne Region

In victory, you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it.    
~Napoleon
   

Chateau “Les Crayeres” ( Reims)

You will be received in an elegant turn-of-the 20th century residence set in a 7-hectare park in the heart of the town of Reims. Each room is lovingly furnished in a style of its own and the traditional cuisine is a devoted disciple of modernity in which the flavors combine to conjure up true harmony on the plate.

 

 

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History of Sabre

The Champagne, wine of the Kings under Ancien Régime, was democratized under the Revolution and the Empire.
The sabre and the sword, prerogative of noble and the officers, were the obliged accessories of the soldiers as well as many trade associations and imperial civils servant.
The sabre and the champagne will take part little by little in the festivals celebrating the many victories of the period triumphing over the Empire because the fashion is then to break the collar of the bottles, with foot or horse, of a reverse of sabre: from where the expression "to sabre champagne". The dragonne in passementerie , made it possible the riders to hold their sabre with the wrist. sabrer le champagne - phase1
 
At present, and in order to respect the French traditions of the gastronomy, it is unthinkable to separate without tasting a champagne bottle; also nowadays many occasions are pretexts to enjoy this wine so favorable with the exaltation of the feelings and the euphoria. Nevertheless, if you wish to bring a renewal of additional enthusiasm and good mood, sabre your champagne bottle or teach the technique with one of your close friends or relations

 
The cutting down: a technic
To cut down a bottle of champagne is a exercise without any risk.
It is enough for you to follow some elementary rules stated below :

1. Remove the muselet delicately stopper and strip the collar of the bottle          .sabrer le champagne - phase2 

2. Locate the neck length of the bottle (vertical mark obtained during the manufacture of the bottle during the assembly of the two parts) as well as the pad close to the flange: it is with the intersection that you will have to strike while following the stages hereafter.

sabrer le champagne - phase33. Well firmly hold the bottle, the stopper upwards .

sabrer le champagne - phase4  4. Flat pose the end of the sabre on

 the neck, the back of the blade towards the stopper.

 

sabrer le champagne - phase55. Make slip the sabre along the neck of a full movement. The pressure of the bottle being of 6 kilos, it is useless to force, it is simply enough to accompany the stopper and its flange in their take-off.

      sabrer le champagne - A votre santé !
                                                                           A Votre Sante!
 

 

                                                                       
 
Notes :
- In order to make a success of the sabrage perfectly, take a very fresh champagne bottle.
- If you are not accustomed to this exercise, it is advised to involve itself before with some bottles of cider or sparkling wine!
- you ensure that nobody is in the direction where will leave the collar.
- although the blade is not sharp, it is advisable not to leave with range children.
sabrer le champagne - phase6           Recover the piece!


 


 
                                           
 
 

Champagne Swords :

CHAMPAGNE CUTTING DOWN,
the best way to open a great bottle of champagne !

 

Champagne sword
 

 

 




 

 


 The One and Only Authentic Chateau Laguiole Saber - Sword


This piece of work is great for getting a clean slice on the necks of champagne bottles with one swing.

Chateau Laguiole Sabers are hand-crafted since 1850 in southern France. They are designed by Guy Vialis, a knife and corkscrew designer. Chateau Laguiole corkscrews are made from highest quality stainless steel, with handles crafted from a variety of  woods.

The beautifully carved bee on every Chateau Laguiole saber represents its authenticity. Made in France with a lifetime warranty.

 


 

 

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Chateau “Les Crayeres” ( Reims)

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You will be received in an elegant turn-of-the 20th century residence set in a 7-hectare park in the heart of the town of Reims. Each room is lovingly furnished in a style of its own and the traditional cuisine is a devoted disciple of modernity in which the flavors combine to conjure up true harmony on the plate.

*****Our Dream Inspector rated this number one chateau in France

 

 

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