Fact: There is nothing more festive than Champagne, and at VinePair we’re big fans of turning an average week into something to celebrate. Some may call us extra, but pulling the cork off a bottle of bubbly is so passé — sabering is obviously the way to go. If using a gorgeous saber (or an iPad) to pop open an amazing bottle of Champagne is wrong, then we don’t want to be right.

Here’s how to saber your own bottle of Champagne like a pro and impress all of your friends this holiday season.