We've noted the current female affection for sabrage amongst the bartending world before. And we're quite fond of the micro trend. There's something about a woman wielding a long knife, sabre or sword to open a bottle of champagne that's rather cinematic, and a little mesmerizing. Witnesses tend to fall mute when it's happening, charmed by the sight.
Below, 3 videos that break down how and why this startling bottle opening technique works, and how to do it, and with verve. First up is definitely Sven Almenning from Eau de Vie, who, while cleary not female, does refer to the viewer as "kittens." Next are 2 videos of Lauren Kincheloe of Bar Marmont, and a frequent Embury collaborator. In the first clip she explains to a slightly dumbstruck young friend how the science works, and in the second she demonstrates. In a hot tub, in a bikini. Just in case you weren't paying attention already. [Second 2 videos seem to not be showing up on some browsers due to some glitch, try reloading a couple times but if that doesn't work check them out on YouTube. Kincheloe 1, Kincheloe 2.]