The Internet May Catch On

Laguiole Champagne SaberIt will come as a surprise to everyone except those that know me, that I still have not mastered every single talent that a modern gentleman must possess. Tie a bow tie? No problem. Properly clipping & lighting a cigar? Can do it in my sleep. Drive a golf ball 300 yards? I have witnesses. Open a bottle of champagne with a champagne saber? Utter failure.

We have been selling the Laguiole Champagne Saber for a couple of years now, and any gentleman would admit that it appears to be the coolest possible way to open a bottle of champagne. We published instructions from UrbanDaddy which take you step-by-step through the process. Those instructions in hand, I attempted with no less than half a dozen bottles and was unable to successfully open a single one. In my defense, the instructions clearly indicate that the bottle should be chilled, and mine were room temperature, and as a junk scientist, I will use that as my excuse.

With the holidays approaching, the Champagne Sabers are flying out of here at a pace not seen since the days of Napoleon. I thought it would help to again look for a resource to help people actually use the product. A search on “the Google” yielded some video results from YouTube, and to my surprise, there was a video of a true “modern gentleman”, Jason Tesauro, author of The Modern Gentleman, “beheading a bottle of champagne”. Cheers!

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Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.