Step 1: Take your sabre… You do have sabre lying around don’t you? Alton Brown shows you the way Napoleon’s cavalry officers would theatrically lop the top off champagne bottles using their swords according to the local Champagne Club. It’s a kick-ass move guaranteed to get you laid at any party.
As an other option, Remove the foil and untwist the tab with 6 rotations. Leave the cage and cork together. While holding the cage and cork firmly with one hand, rotate the base of the bottle. Apply resistance as the cage and cork push out so the wine opens with a slow “pffffft!” enjoy.
(via the DW)