Can we talk about Kylie McCollough’s failed sabering of a Clicquot bottle at Newport Polo?

So this video proves you can’t have it all. Family, fame, brains and beauty, but my dear friend Kylie McCollough seems to have it all but apparently she has a slight problem with sharp objects.

Ms. McCollough, of Bravo TV’s Real Estate Wars fame, brought a beautiful bottle of Veuve Clicquot to our tailgate party this afternoon (shoutout Newport Craft for the beer, gin and especially the moonshine!). A party that was so graciously organized by our Kindred Spirits ghost hunting friend, Amy Bruni.

Kylie decided that it would be a great idea to saber the bottle and despite all the coaching from Barry Hinckley (not famous) this was the result.


Little did we know that Kylie would murder that poor bottle.

I don’t think in the history of history there has been a worse sabering. Like in the history of mankind! Now I don’t know about you but I think that this performance should relegate Kylie to cans of Busch Light for eternity. I mean, who kills a bootle of Veuve like that? It’s outright blasphemy!

But here at Buzz we’re all about 2nd chances. So through our benevolence (read: there were more bottles of champagne), Kylie got a second chance…

And coached by Ms. Bruni, who threw out all of the Hinckley coaching, a 2nd chance was had.


It’s hard for a picture to capture a perfect sabering. But maybe a video can tell us something about its meaning. It was June 2018. Veuve Clicquot had just been ruined and the tailgate was uneasy. And some were afraid. She knew.

There was a polo match, the first of the summer. And it was held in Portsmouth. Portsmouth was trying to kick off the summer. And she knew.

And suddenly, Newport Buzz was calling the mayor’s office, which was calling Glenn Farm. It was the first day of the big series in Portsmouth. And look who arrived at Polo Stadium. I walked up to her and said, “Hey Kylie, how you gonna pull this one off?” And she laughed. Kyle said, “I hadn’t thought about it. I guess I’ll just do it.” And I said, “this is Newport Polo, at Newport Polo you saber from the back row (so you don’t hit any cars) and Kylie laughed. She was wearing a beautiful pink floral dress and she could hardly spill anything else on herself. But she knew. So Kylie McCollough took that champagne…

What she did that day, that woman in the arena, she helped us kick off. That’s the story of this lady. With the heart of a woman, she showed us, you keep sabering. No matter what, you keep sabering. No matter what, you go to the match. You go to the grounds. You find the champagne, and you saber, and you become who you are.





And if you’d like to buy a house from our champion, get in touch because she’s pretty bad ass. Did you remember she’s on a TV show about real estate? Get in touch with Kylie HERE!

Kylie McCollough Amy Bruni
Bad ass chicks!

PS – in no way was this blog written so I could get invited to the next party. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

– Christian Winthrop