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.

pixel

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! http://drinksareonme.net/post/1159071911/harry-constantinescu-is-a-slow-ass-punk


  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!

    Regards
    Jen@cybercellar


  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 [...]


winepoliticsamz

Wine Maps


Classes

My next NYU wine classes: NYU

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

See my op-eds in the NYT
"Drink Outside the Box"
"Red, White, and Green"

Highlights

Monthly Archives

Categories


Blog posts via email


@drvino








Wine industry jobs

quotes

One of the “fresh voices taking wine journalism in new and important directions.” -World of Fine Wine

“His reporting over the past six months has had seismic consequences, which is a hell of an accomplishment for a blog.” -Forbes.com

"News of such activities, reported last month on a wine blog called Dr. Vino, have captivated wine enthusiasts and triggered a fierce online debate…" The Wall Street Journal

"...well-written, well-researched, calm and, dare we use the word, sober." -Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher, WSJ

jbf07James Beard Foundation awards

Saveur, best drinks blog, finalist 2012.

Winner, Best Wine Blog

One of the "seven best wine blogs." Food & Wine,

One of the three best wine blogs, Fast Company

See more media...

ayow150buy

Wine books on Amazon: