A few weeks ago, I was vacationing in Sonoma with friends. What an utterly fun and relaxing time! Each morning, we went for extended walks in the neighborhood. During the day, we shopped and explored different wineries. In the evenings, we shared delicious meals while talking into the wee hours of the night. One afternoon, we went to a Champagne Bar called Sigh. If you order a bottle of champagne, they will open your bottle using a saber. This ceremonial technique for opening a bottle of champagne is called sabrage. We were fortunate enough to be at Sigh when another table ordered a bottle. The owner took the bottle outside into the courtyard to open the bottle for them. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck. In one fluid motion, the bottle was opened and ready to pour. I had never seen a bottle opened like that before!
To commemorate our weekend together, I wanted to make something to send to the girls that would remind them of the fabulous time we spent together in Sonoma. I borrowed the motto from Sigh's website which read: "The sound of the cork escaping from a bottle of Champagne should mimic the *sigh* of a contented woman" to create these fun little refrigerator magnets to send to the girls!