Ten Essential Items For The Bubbly Booze Enthusiast.

Earlier today I posted, and in doing so learned, all about the rise in popularity and sales of Champagnes, Sparkling Wines and Sparkling Cocktails. This led me to realize that a penchant for good bubbly, like any other hedonistic passion, must be accompanied by the proper paraphernalia.

That said, I bring to you ten of the must-have items for any true Bubbly booze enthusiast. From the proper tools with which to open, chill and serve to the best reference material and even, socks.

Essential Items for Champagne Drinkers

1. Champagne Saber
Sabrage or Sabering is a French technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber, traditionally used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the saber along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour:

The California Champagne Saber Company’s Sabrage Sword Sonoma (Rosewood) Edition is a beautiful tool with which to saber.

The hand forged blade by skilled artisans is cut from a single piece of steel before it’s hand polished and imprinted with their logo and the Édition. Each handle color representing a different city of the Northern California wine country. The Rosewood Saber is named after Sonoma and bears the laser engraved “Édition Sonoma” along the blade. The company’s champagne saber blades are designed in California to reflect the aesthetic beauty of the Californian landscape.

For the handle, each wood piece is cut from a single wood slab before its smoothed, polished, stained, and sealed with a protective wood varnish. The handle is then hand-attached to the blade via polished screws.

All their wood-handled Champagne Sabers come packaged in an elegant Oak Wood Crate made from sustainable Oak and subtly laser engraved with their logo reading “California Sabre a Champagne” paying homage to California’s roots in the French Champagne industry.

Guaranteed. All their sabers are backed by a lifetime guarantee and they stand by their product as the most aesthetic and utilitarian Champagne Saber on the market and are willing to prove it. Sabers are backed by a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Message them through Amazon with any questions you may have and we promise to always answer within 24 hours.
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2. Champagne Opener.
If you’re not one for slinging a saber to open your sparkling wine, consider the smart, small and dependable Champagne Opener in Black Nickel by Le Crueset

Everyone fears poking their eye out when opening a bottle of bubbly. This is a small price to pay to alleviate that anxiety. Buy it here.

3. Champagne [Boxed Book & Map Set]: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region

From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource ChampagneGuide.net, comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne–a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the region’s terroirs. With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagne’s history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before.
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4. But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine
Slightly more manageable is author David White’s But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine in which he details Champagne’s history along with that of its wines, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers.

“This book is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, foodies, sommeliers, and drinks professionals. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the region, its history, and its leading producers, But First, Champagne will demystify Champagne for all.”
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5. Champagne Flutes
Nambe Dazzle Toasting Flutes are made of silver plate and glass and were designed by Scott and Torrie Morrison.

Measure 11″ H x 2″ W
Hand wash; Dry Immediately
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6. Champagne Bucket
There are fewer more romantic ways to keep your bubbly cold on the table than to place it in Michael Aram’s White Orchid Champagne Bucket

Handcrafted in his inimitable style.
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7. Champagne Portable Chiller
When you forgot to drag the Michael Aram bucket with you to the picnic or tailgaiter, the Vacu Vin Rapid Ice Champagne cooler may look like an old-fashioned ladies hairdryer, but it does the trick.

• Chills champagne within 5 minutes and keeps it cold for hours! No need for an ice bucket!
• Just place the Rapid Ice Cooler in the freezer for 6 hours to activite the cooling gel. When frozen, slide the cooler onto the bottle for perfectly chilled champagne in 5 minutes!
• Designed to fit any standard-size champagne bottle
• The lightweight fold flat design allows for easy storage and allows you take it to parties, picnics, barbeques and so much more!
• Developed and made in the Netherlands
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8. Champagne Keeper/ Sealer
Should you not finish the entire bottle (whaaaaaa?) This 18/10 Stainless Steel Champagne Sealer is 100% leakproof and creates an airtight seal even with the bottle lying down allowing for horizontal storage of champagne bottles in the fridge.

To operate, you just pull down over the bottle opening to seal; to release, push the button and lift off. The inner diameter of 1.38″ fits most bottles. And yeah, it’s dishwasher safe. Buy it here

9. Champagne Candle
For the proper ambience when not actually imbibing, Jonathan Adler’s Pop Candle in Champagne will do nicely.

Pop the cork and celebrate with the sweet scent of our Champagne Pop Candle. A fizzy mix of pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne, raspberry, French cassis, violet leaves, rose petals, crushed sage, crisp mint and grape leaf. The perfect mod pop for any tabletop in their signature hand-blown vessel.
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10. Champagne Socks
“If you can read this, please bring me Champagne” by Chatterbox Socks. Need we say more?

Nice comfy non skid socks fit US sizes 6 – 12. Made of premium brushed cotton and designed for the Champagne lover. Just launder as usual. Worried you might not like them? They will fully refund them if that’s the case.
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