It’s possible that Champagne is actually more fun to open than it is to drink. The world consumes about 360 million glasses of Champagne every holiday season. Popping a bottle can be a simple twist of the wrist if you know what you’re doing — or a dangerous disaster if you don’t.
But bubbly drinkers worldwide have found more creative ways to pop a bottle, using everything from household items to actual weapons. We won’t say you shouldn’t try these at home, but please do so safely.
This is an all-in-one-package deal: Use the glass you’re going to drink from to pop the top off the Champers. It’s a cool party trick you can pull off just by rubbing the bottle the right way.
Should you find yourself the victor in a swashbuckling duel this New Year and looking to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly, you can turn your sword into a party tool. Just make sure to sheath your weapon before you down too much of the booze.
If you don’t have a sword handy, rummage through your silverware drawer for a spoon.
Here’s one for you, lumbersexuals: Stop chopping all that wood for your raging New Year’s bonfire and pop a bottle with an ax. You don’t just chop it like a thirsty Paul Bunyan, though — the act takes finesse and a gentle touch.
A .50-caliber gun
If you’ve got a .50-caliber machine gun . . . we probably will pass on your New Year’s Eve party. But you could certainly open a bottle of Champagne in a really dramatic way. As always with Champagne, be sure to point this away from your face and those of any onlookers.
By NY Post