Strike of the Soldier
During the French Revolution, Napoleon celebrated his victories by sabering open bottles of champagne while riding his horse down the Champs Élyseés. By striking the weakest point with his saber, Napoleon would sever the glass top off the neck of the bottle in an explosive display of power and achievement. Napoleon’s soldiers quickly adopted sabering as a preferred method to open their finest collections of champagne.
"Champagne! In victory one deserves it. In defeat one needs it."Napoleon Bonaparte, French Revolutionary