I am indebted to David Anderson for this one.
Never let it be said that eccentricity is limited to the English, although they have at times made it an art form. What would you think of an international association whose members specialise in removing the top of full champagne or prosseco bottles with swords?
If I have caught your curiosity, you can find out more from David's post on his view Italy blog. I think its worth a read!