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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn how to saber a bottle of Champagne

Épernay, FrancePart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

Online experience hosted by Maëva

60 mins
Up to 8 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in French, English

What you'll do

Learn how to saber a bottle of Champagne from home!

Together, we will open a bottle of Champagne according to an old tradition! History says that this tradition dates back to the Napoleonic Wars. Besides, Napoleon Bonaparte himself would have said: “I cannot live without champagne, if I win, I deserve it; in case of defeat, I need it. "

I will teach you all the steps to successfully saber your bottle. Then we will see together the basics of tasting Champagne. I will also explain the key stages in the production of this sparkling wine and the history of the Champagne region in France.

For this course, you need a cool bottle, a saber (or knife) and a glass of Champagne or wine to taste it.

Thanks to this "Master Champagne class", you would become an expert in sabering and tasting Champagne!

This experience is great for private groups looking to gather virtually over the Holidays! Whether you're celebrating with family or friends, I look forward to hosting your holiday get-together.
Perfect also for team-building with colleagues!

Contact me for a new date.
Other things to note
This experience is organized online. You need a good internet connection. Also check that the audio and video on your computer, tablet or phone work well so that we can chat!
Learn how to saber a bottle of Champagne from home!

Together, we will open a bottle of Champagne according to an old tradition! History says that this tradition dates back to the Napoleonic Wars. Besides, Napoleon Bonaparte himself would have said: “I cannot live without champagne, if I win, I deserve it; in case of defeat, I need it. "

I will teach you all the steps to successfully saber your bottle. Then we will see togeth…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Maëva can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $67.

What to bring

  • Champagne bottle
  • Champagne bottle or sparkling wine
  • Glass for tasting
From $17
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, 21 May
$17 per person
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$17 per person
Thu, 27 May
$17 per person
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Join 4 other guests
$17 per person
Fri, 28 May
$17 per person
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Join 3 other guests
$17 per person

Meet your host, Maëva

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 135 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Originally from Champagne, I am passionate about my region, and this amazing product that makes it shine around the world: CHAMPAGNE!

I have been sharing my passions since 2018 for unusual tours in Champagne aboard collection vehicles that we have restored with the family. Being born in the capital of Champagne, Epernay, I know the secrets of Champagne, the Champagne region and I will be happy to make you discover this universe via my agency MY VINTAGE TOUR COMPANY.

I love to taste wines and share convivial moments by learning the origins and history of each bottle. Today I would like to share my love for Champagne with you during a unique online experience!

Learn more about our tours in Champagne, visit IG & Facebook: @myvintagetourco.
Originally from Champagne, I am passionate about my region, and this amazing product that makes it shine around the world: CHAMPAGNE!

I have been sharing my passions since 2018 for unusual tours in Champagne aboard collection vehicles that we have restored with the family. Being born in the capital of Champagne, Epernay, I know the secrets of Champagne, the Champagne region and I will be happy to make you discover this universe via my agency MY VINTAGE TOUR COMPANY.

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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 135 reviews.

Rebecca
April 2021
To put it simply, I can't believe that I was able to saber a bottle of champagne at the close of this experience. Amazing!!
Julia
April 2021
This was such an incredible experience! Maeva did an amazing job sharing the background on the Champagne region and the process of making sparkling wine. Learning to saber was the cherry on top! So excited to share this new trick with friends and family!
This was such an incredible experience! Maeva did an amazing job sharing the background on the Champagne region and the process of making sparkling wine. Learning to saber was the…
Chyrelle
March 2021
Such a fun informative hour on a Friday night during lockdown! I can’t wait to be using my new skills whenever I’m opening a bottle of fizz!
Claire
March 2021
So much fun! I bought this experience for my husband’s birthday. It was great to be transported to France for the evening whilst in lockdown and Maeva explained the champagne making process really well. My husband did the sabring with a kitchen knife and it worked really well (although an extra bit of bottle shot off so have people stand well back when you do it!). Unique experience and good value for money.
So much fun! I bought this experience for my husband’s birthday. It was great to be transported to France for the evening whilst in lockdown and Maeva explained the champagne makin…
Rachel
February 2021
We had a great time! After failing to saber a champagne bottle at a party a few years ago, I thought it was time we really learned how. We had a great time!
Amy
February 2021
8 couples met with Maeva last night to celebrate my 40th birthday. Maeva was so knowledgeable and answered all sorts of questions, we learnt so much and had loads of fun sabering our bottles with 100 percent success!

Choose from available dates

Book for a private group
4 available
  • Fri, 21 May
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $17 per person
  • Thu, 27 May
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 4 other guests
    $17 per person
  • Fri, 28 May
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 3 other guests
    $17 per person
  • Fri, 4 Jun
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $17 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.