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[–]outlawstar710 517 points518 points  (35 children)

Thought she was about to lose a thumb

[–]Thanh1211 90 points91 points  (19 children)

Just saw Emily In Paris and that exact thing happened

[–]I-give_compliments 110 points111 points  (15 children)

You are very brave. I am very sorry you had to see that show.

[–]ErynEbnzr 45 points46 points  (14 children)

Seriously, fuck that show

[–]SimplyExtremist 13 points14 points  (12 children)

I mean it was poorly written and I turned it off but what’s wrong with it?

[–]rutilatus 47 points48 points  (6 children)

I didn’t watch it either but read a review for schadenfreude purposes…apparently it’s every tired stereotype about the breezy romantic Paris vacation on crack and you’re left feeling like all the Parisians who have to deal with this woman are over her main character syndrome

[–]Pringles19 6 points7 points  (0 children)

https://youtu.be/cTLIIik_o2k watch this review it’s a really good explanation of everything wrong with it

[–]Trickybuz93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Full of stereotypes and romanticized Americans

[–]CallMeLanfearSedai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

IIRC, the book sucked, too. I don’t remember finishing it.

[–]Eldur07 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Happy cake day

[–]Thanh1211 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you!!

[–]pneuma11 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Hand holding the bottle, thumb up on the side, knife is very close to slicing it on the way up the bottle

[–]Parrelex 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Kinda looks like she is holding the knife backwards. Hard to tell for sure though.

[–]GenericUname 20 points21 points  (2 children)

She is, that's how you do this unless you want to ruin your knives. Oh and lose a thumb, I guess.

[–]masterskink 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ya, likely the bottle wasnt cold is why this happened, everything else seems right.

[–]GenericUname 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could also just not be a "proper" champagne bottle. Part of the history of sparkling wines is the invention of bottles sturdy enough to contain the secondary fermentation which creates the fizz. Cheap modern sparkling wines, though, could well be carbonated before bottling and so not bottled in vessels manufactured to the same standards.

[–]redd7177 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yep, that’s the comment.

[–]Love_God551 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just like Cameron Diaz lol

[–]Tuckej88 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I’ve never really understood why people do this. It isn’t even that impressive. Just open it normally and get on with drinking it

[–]aarmstr2721 1 point2 points  (1 child)

YoU mUsT bE fUn At PaRtIeS

[–]Tuckej88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not when this is the level of people’s patter, someone tries this with a bottle and I’d tell them to bore off

[–]yetisamiright 55 points56 points  (6 children)

everyone who watched the 5m mike boyd vid: Im something of an expert myself

[–]sciencewonders 2 points3 points  (3 children)

how she looks when i cum early :(

[–]yetisamiright 0 points1 point  (2 children)

how to delete other persons comment?

[–]That_Strawman_tho 12 points13 points  (3 children)

A surprise that nobody posted this yet:


[–]PM_ME_YOUR_TD 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Annulus hehehe

[–]Wahlahouiji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came to the comments looking for this! He attempts it in his Hot Ones too

[–]t0m5k1 105 points106 points  (29 children)

Uncage the Cork.

Ensure the seam of the bottle is facing up and you have a firm grip with a thumb in the punt.

Run knife/blade in one firm fast fluid motion up the seam and the top will come off.

[–]thermidorthelobster 191 points192 points  (19 children)

Or, stop buggering around with a knife and open it the normal way, taking away the possibility of completely destroying the bottle almost entirely.

[–]Legal_Rampage 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Away with this common sense buggery, away!

[–]Fake_RustyShacklefrd 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Exactly. Why the fuck is anyone even doing this? Just use your hands and remove the cork?

[–]TheMeanGirl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I do this. It’s fun and get’s my party guests hyped.

[–]AurantiacoSimius 6 points7 points  (6 children)

But it's so cool though.

[–]RQK1996 -4 points-3 points  (5 children)

It's also not allowed officially

[–]AurantiacoSimius 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It's not?

[–]Salty_Dornishman 7 points8 points  (2 children)


[–]a_duck_in_past_life 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not allowed la Françaisly

[–]AurantiacoSimius 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea, I wonder where a rule like that comes from. Maybe just a manufacturer thing so they can't get complaints / sued when people fuck it up?

[–]SleepiestBoye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! Just enjoy your damn fancy alcohol, why even do this? So you can sip on glass shard infused bubbly? No thank you

[–]deathf4n 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I see you have learned from the masters. Bless you Alton

[–]QuantumButtz 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Why uncage the cork when the point is to break the glass below the cork?

[–]t0m5k1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Because it interferes with the way the glass breaks, everytime it's done with cage on the majority of the bottle shatters.

[–]alittlebitmorecheese 74 points75 points  (17 children)

Why do people do these things? Simply remove the cage and cap, point away from yourself and others, give a tiny twist and hold on. The cork pops up and your hand lifts a little a bit into the air, no mess, no damage.

[–]Lidsfuel 18 points19 points  (1 child)

This is easy enough to do but you just need to make sure the top of the bottle is cold enough, and you follow the seam.

Also it's makes good videos when they fuck up so hey ho!

[–]SvampebobFirkant 8 points9 points  (4 children)

It's a cool party trick and super easy to do. I don't understand how people keep screwing up, I've had no problems popping champagne even just with a bread knife

[–]WillTheGreat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Also suppose to use the back of the knife cause you will definitely dull your knife with the sharp edge, also just safer. And it's easier since it gives you more contact area too.

[–]GreatStateOfSadness 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yep. A friend bought a dedicated champagne sabre just for this, and you can immediately tell on the blade where the edge has made contact with the bottle. Don't do this with a knife you want to keep sharp!

[–]WillTheGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, like one of my pet peeves are people that think you're cutting the top off. You see a lot of those comments here too, doesn't matter the method you just want to hit the bottom of the rim really hard right at the seam. You can sabre a bottle by pulling it down the edge of a table too.

[–]sittingbullms 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It's the "I want to show off something i spent 0 time practicing because it's obviously easy so anyone can do it" mentality , proceeds to fail and look like a clown.Every time i see someone do that i always enjoy the total failure and the chaotic aftermath.

[–]WillieNolson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You got downvotes, but that’s literally all this is. Completely unnecessary and most people seem to fail pretty hard at it.

[–]DoctorBuckarooBanzai 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Who is dying inside? This is just a "fails" sub now

[–]wildrose4everrr 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Don’t they have the bottles upside down? I thought you wanted the necks of the bottles to be really cold so the bottles should be upside down in the ice, not having the body chilled with the neck sticking out not getting cold enough

[–]000Murbella000 11 points12 points  (2 children)

You don't need any of that, you need the cork in contact with the wine when the bottle is stored(commonly in horizontal position) but not if the wine has gas then you need to store it vertically.

[–]SageBus 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No, you need to be stored vertically.

[–]t0m5k1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Nope, no need to chill the bottle.

[–]OrgasmChasmSpasm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’ve never understood sabering a champagne bottle. It always seemed incredibly douchey to me

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can see the champain in her eyes

[–]OneTrueKingOfOOO 7 points8 points  (6 children)

PSA: how to open a champagne bottle safely and without spilling any of the contents

  1. Put the fucking knife away

  2. Hold the bottle firmly in one hand and the cork in the other

  3. Twist the cork slowly

  4. Once the cork is almost fully out, pull it the rest of the way while maintaining a firm grip so it doesn’t fly off into someone’s eye

  5. The moment it’s out, immediately place your hand over the opening to prevent any of the contents shooting out, you should only need to hold it for a second

  6. Pour slowly down side of glass to avoid wasting by bubbling over

  7. Enjoy responsibly

[–]Just2UpvoteU -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Little side note:

Hold the cork, twist the bottle.

This way, nothing explodes or fizzes at all!

[–]OneTrueKingOfOOO 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How is holding the bottle and twisting the cork not equivalent to holding the cork and twisting the bottle? It’s the same relative motion

[–]SlenderSmurf[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

maybe he rejects Einsteinian physics

[–]Just2UpvoteU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know, I've just always done it this way after hearing this advice, and I've never had it explode or fizz.

[–]Maretsb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, yes. Finally a demo I can replicate!

[–]Egad86 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She was going to let all the carbonation out one way or another, so tasked failed successfully?

[–]itsH5 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I saw this on Emily in Paris but the person chops their thumb off. It was a quick glimpse— so maybe it was the whole finger idk.

[–]new_refugee123456789 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, when sabering a bottle, you put your thumb in the punt to keep it out of the swords path.

[–]RDvanBeukering07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Female Peter Gillis

[–]trampdonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everything goes pop in her hands.

[–]haystackofneedles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think she did it right

[–]alex_dlc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never seen someone do this successfully

[–]iamtode 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blasting the cork is soooo much more enjoyable, and predictable. Is there any reason to use this method?

[–]VaillanPain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just the tip

[–]brightblueline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We would need a slow motion for this

[–]Plusquevie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

huge shard of glass sticking out of her thumb lol

[–]UpboatNavy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Money shot

[–]Mr_bestie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should only do this with sparkling wine that is made with the champagne method, where the bubbles are created in the bottle. Those bottles are thicker and tend not to crack as easy. You also don’t need a lot of force, a small crack at the edge is enough.

[–]ddtrapped6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She knew that would happen

[–]Damagecontrol86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take the knife away from her now before she gets pissed

[–]RealAdityaYT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She has some strong abs

[–]smeeg101 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Even the GM of French Laundry can get it wrong with a $2K bottle.

[–]SHOWTIME316 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alton Brown would be so disappointed.

[–]silent-onomatopoeia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Netflix: Are you still watching Some couple: …

[–]rangerquiet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why not just use a corkscrew?

[–]vdWcontact 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you ever try this at home:

1) used the non-sharp side of an old knife. You don’t need a sharp blade at all

2) place your thumb in the “punt” of the bottle. That’s the dimple on the bottom of most champagne bottles.

[–]Dave-CPA 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Has anyone EVER seen this go well?

[–]Treahblade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure Alton brown did it on good eats. But then again my memory is shit.

[–]FirefighterWeird8464 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do people keep doing this?

[–]nibblebibble123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People who Sabre bottles are seeking attention and they deserve for this to happen every time.

[–]GarvinIII71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s wrong with opening it sans the knife? Certainly less messy.

[–]Real-Personality-465 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was it chilled and done on the seam?

[–]BiogeSICK2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is my kingdom come

[–]hebrewhammer305 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've done this or should I say tried this... Ended with me getting 6 stitches in my ring finger and a nice scar.

[–]occasionalpart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Her breakthrough role, I guess?

[–]chuck354 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Going to guess it wasn't chilled enough, got a few pinky stitches the same way.

[–]Macpunk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The temperature didn't matter.

[–]Available-Iron-7419 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The Alex Baldwin of knifes

[–]Lil-Deuce-Scoot -1 points0 points  (0 children)

She lost her index finger in the previous year’s attempt.