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Just ask the St. Regis Sommelier Harry Constantinescu.  Every night at 6pm (just outside the Wine Room) he gathers a crowd together to enjoy a bottle of French Champagne—with a cutting edge twist (the puns are just killing me). Armed with his shiny big sword Harry sabers that cork right outta the bottle, deftly lifts it upward, containing the bubbles, and pours everyone a glass. Apparently all this knife wielding originated with Napoleon’s army—too busy handling their horses they elected to open their Champagne with a one-handed swipe of the sword.  Regardless, free champagne, a sideshow and you get to sit around end enjoy the St. Regis’ fine digs; this is how I like to enjoy happy hour.

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