Jean-Remi Barbier of legacy brand Champagne Pommery, an avid saberer, offers a few tips for the ultimate party trick: "First, remove the label from the head of your bottle and bury the neck of your bottle in ice for about 10 minutes. It's very important to have the neck extremely chilled. Then, hold the bottle by the bottom, placing your thumb in the hole...the key is to hit the right point by just sliding your saber delicately. It's not about forcing. Lastly, make sure to not hit anything or anyone, of course. If there is a risk but you want to make the show, attach the 'muselet' (wire cap) to the bottle with a string or a napkin." Barbier recounts his most creative sabering endeavors: "You can use lot of things to saber; the funniest I've used have been my iPhone and a ski!" Start small, though, if you're a beginner. A standard knife will do just fine.