Ted Allen from The Food Network shows us the proper way chill a bottle of Champagne, uncork it, and serve the bubbly to your guests. He also demonstrates sabering, or slicing off the top with a sword. I wouldn't suggest the second method if you've already been imbibing throughout the evening, but it sure would be a fun way to start the New Year.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

How to open a Champagne bottle
Pop the cork or slice it off with a saber. You decide.