Cava Sabrage Class
It’s Time to Sabre the Moment!
About our Wine Tasting Class
Learn the art of Sabrage in Barcelona
If you want an adrenaline-packed activity and a genuine bucket-list experience for yourself and your friends or colleagues, then this is most definitely it!
Book this experience and you’ll enjoy the most entertaining way to spend a few hours in Barcelona, with plenty of cava to drink as we work our way through it.
Some historical contexts
Seemingly the “godfather” of sabrage, if you will, Napoleon is quoted as saying about a bottle of bubbly:
“In victory you deserve it, in defeat you need it”.
This lends itself so well to our Cava Sabrage Class, as the task can be a double-edged sword (and any excuse for a pun). No, seriously, if my mate’s 77-year old mother can do it first time, then so can you.
It’s time to Sabre the moment in Barcelona!
Did you know that the sense of achievement creates a rush of dopamine to the brain? Couple that with the adrenaline (and nerves) building up to the swish of the sword and the pop of the cork as it flies off. You will have satisfaction!
Aside from an amazing experience and some mediocre puns along the way, I will also give you a bit of the historical background on this once-Napoleonic pastime and teach you the safety basics – what not to do and why not.
My previous students have gone on to…pop bottles at parties or in the privacy of their own homes – and I’m confident that you can too. So let’s Sabre The Moment in Barcelona!
Oh yeah, expect snacks too. And a certificate and a souvenir. Keep reading for more details.
From 90 minutes to 3 hours
Dinnertime 18:00 – 23:00, Lunchtime 11:00 – 16:00
€69 (4-10 people), €79 (2-3 people)
Completion certificate, Keyring souvenir, Snacks (manchego cheese, olives, crisps, bread and olive oil)
From 2 to 10 people, Option for larger group
What people are saying about our Cava Sabrage Class
Wow!Well who knew what fun could be had by chopping the top ...
Wow!Well who knew what fun could be had by chopping the top of a bottle of Cava with a blooming great sword....LOTS. Superb atmosphere, VERY patient host Zara, great company and a good time had by all. It was certainly worth waiting the 2 years from booking to event. Thank you Zara.
I'm bringing a sword to brunch from now onThis class was absolutely ...
I'm bringing a sword to brunch from now onThis class was absolutely amazing. When my friend asked me to plan some activities while we were in Barcelona, he probably expected me to get us tickets to La Sagrada Familia or maybe plan a day trip to Montserrat. Instead, I told him, we're going to learn how to open champagne bottles with swords. He was blown away. The class itself was so much fun with a great history lesson on the art of learning sabrage. We then got our turn to open bottles and I can safely say that I have a new skill I will consistently put to use. Zara was amazing and put out a nice spread of nibbles to go along with our Cava. If you're in Barcelona, don't miss out!
Amazing experience- bucket list – checkZara is amazing. You HAVE to do this. ...
Amazing experience- bucket list – checkZara is amazing. You HAVE to do this. Chopping the top of of a Cava bottle. This was awesome! And she has so many stories to share - over Cava. Very very cool. He did the hop on hop off bus and all that good stuff. Barcelona is an awesome city. So much to see and savor (Sabre?). But this is so cool. Something you’ll remember. Cheers.
Fantastic and unique experience!We thought that this looked a fun activity in ...
Fantastic and unique experience!We thought that this looked a fun activity in preparation for our Barcelona wedding. We didn't expect to have so much fun with Zara, who gave us the courage to sabre a bottle of cava with one swing for the sword. It is a highly recommended experience and we are looking forward to trying her other experiences the next time we are back in Barcelona.
Saber off the top of your cava bottle?!? Yes please!A wonderfully unique ...
Saber off the top of your cava bottle?!? Yes please!A wonderfully unique experience! I never thought I would chop off the top of a cava bottle with a saber!!! Zara was a great teacher, instilling confidence in us and encouraging the group! She set up a great social environment while we were able to chat and enjoy a little “pica pica” in a relaxed environment before making and devouring a delicious paella! I would highly recommend this activity and any other that Zara offers!
The Most Fun ClassAll-around fantastic and one-of-a-kind class! Successfully added sabering cava ...
The Most Fun ClassAll-around fantastic and one-of-a-kind class! Successfully added sabering cava to the list of party tricks (how many people get to say that?!) and learned how to make one of the most authentic dishes from Spain. Zara was the perfect teacher: experienced and fun!
DO THIS CLASSWhat a fun and unique experience!! I don’t write ...
DO THIS CLASSWhat a fun and unique experience!! I don’t write reviews often, but this class absolutely deserves an excellent review! My boyfriend and I were looking for something fun and unique to do on our rainy day in Barcelona and champagne sabering is something that I have always wanted to do. When we saw Zara’s class we immediately booked it. We were a little hesitant at first, because we didn’t really know what to expect, how difficult it would be or if it would be intimidating, but it was so fun, Zara made it really easy and totally safe! We have been talking about how much we want to show off at our next dinner party since right after we left her class. We had a fun group of people and sipped on Cava the entire time, and Zara provided some delicious snacks.
Sabre the Moment – Excellent!We booked this as I've tried and failed to ...
Sabre the Moment – Excellent!We booked this as I've tried and failed to execute this trick, and a group class sounded fun. Zara was an excellent host and made us feel welcome, almost as if we were just visiting a friend. She taught us the history, physics and techniques of bottle sabering. After a few practice runs everyone successfully sabred off the bottle top and shared the delicious Cava with the rest of the class. Zara also provided some delicious snacks to go with it. Highly recommended!
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