Top seven Champagne fails

Popping the cork on a bottle of Champagne is an event, a moment to treasure, a spectacle even – but it doesn’t always go to plan.

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Betty Balfour in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1928 silent film Champagne

 

Whether it’s your big moment at a wedding reception, toasting the launch of a ship or your chance to demonstrate the art of sabrage a bottle of Champagne in the wrong hands is a recipe for disaster, as this collection of forehead-slapping moments prove.

Who would have thought that opening a bottle of fizz could result in such catastrophe…

Click through for our pick of the best.

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