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How to open a champagne bottle…with a sword!

Tom Cutler, author of The Gentleman's Bedside Companion, demonstrates how to open a bottle of champagne using a kitchen knife (or a sword, if you have one). You'll thank him next time you're caught without a corkscrew—or just want to impress your party guests.

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