Saber this! Sommelier attempts world sabering record in one minute

Who said wine isn’t a contact sport? In an attempt to break a world record, Harry Constantinescu, sommelier at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta, had a crack and a zing at sabering 22 bottles of Champagne in 60 seconds last Friday.

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11 Responses to “Saber this! Sommelier attempts world sabering record in one minute”

  1. Very impressive. I guess this is when we say “don’t try this at home”. I hope at least they did drink that champagne after all.

  2. Good attempt, but from what I understand all the foil has to be left on the bottle for the official record. Verve…..why not use Dom

  3. I love it. I’ve been doing this for a couple years at home and it is easy and dramatic. What was the old record?

  4. So glad to see he didn’t waste any good champagne.

  5. Tyler, in 3-5 years, will there be restaurant sommeliers? Yes, restaurant beverage consultants to design ( and update) restaurant wine lists, but sommeliers? And will culture (American vs International) dictate the choice of human or electronic device?

  6. I hereby formally challenge Harry to a Champagne saber-off!

  7. Seems awesome! do you know the name of the sommelier?

  8. Castello – I think the old record was 22 and he fell a few shy.

    Carole – Is this something that has been on your mind? I imagine that there will always be a need for a wine director at restaurants that seek a progressive wine program. Wine is very profitable for restaurants.

    Dale – funny, them’s fightin’ words!

    Mary – Harry Constantinescu

  9. Hope they drank the Champagne!


  10. As far as I know, I don’t think it is possible to saber a bottle of Champagne with the foil left on.

  11. […] it’s easy to do — as evident by the recent WORLD RECORD WINE SABERING attempt by Harry […]


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