As Christmas nears (yes, it is getting close), anyone who’s hosting family and friends during the festive period will have to ensure that their home is sufficiently stocked with food and drink galore.
For those who enjoy an occasional tipple, running out of alcohol during Christmas is quite possibly a worst-case scenario.
However, Aldi has come up with a possible solution with the release of a gigantic prosecco bottle that’s capable of filling 64 glasses.
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The enormous methuselah bottle of Giotti Spumante Prosecco contains six litres of bubbly, which equates to eight regular-sized prosecco bottles.
According to Aldi, the prosecco will be particularly appetising to those who have a sweet tooth, combining an assortment of complementary flavours including lemon zest, tangerine and pear.
The methuselah bottle will have the same design as the supermarket’s jeroboam bottle, which contains four and a half litres of prosecco or six regular-sized bottles.
It’s due to be released at Aldi for the very first time on November 14, where it’ll be sold exclusively online for £79.99.
While many may feel excited over the prospect of buying a gargantuan bottle of prosecco that can serve the entire Christmas party, Aldi recently had to respond to a barrage of criticism concerning a different bottle of prosecco on sale at the supermarket.
Earlier this month, Aldi tweeted a promotion for a range of organic wines, including a bottle of organic prosecco, claiming that they were “hangover-proof”.
Alcohol Concern, a UK charity that aims to reduce harm caused by alcohol, responded to the claim, stating that it is unfounded.
“I don’t think it will come as too much of a surprise to hear that there’s no such thing as a hangover-free alcohol drink,” said Andrew Misell, director at Alcohol Concern/Alcohol Research UK, according to i News.
“If you want to relieve the effects of a hangover, the only reliable way is to reduce the amount of alcohol you’re consuming by drinking less or opting for products with a lower ABV (alcohol by volume) percentage.
“Alcohol is potentially harmful and irrespective of whether it’s organic or not, if we drink lots of it we tend to become unwell.”
Aldi has since deleted the tweeted, stating that it was posted in error.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the UK may have reached “peak prosecco” as sales of the sparkling wine are reportedly still increasing, but at a slower rate than in previous years.
Researchers from accountancy group UHY Hacker Young believe this may be due to overexposure of prosecco at supermarkets.