Just in time for the upcoming festive season, or should that be ‘fizz-tive’ season, cut-price supermarket Aldi has announced that it will begin selling six litre bottles of Prosecco.
The official name for the celebratory fizz is Giotti Prosecco, and this type of bottle is known as a methuselah. With only six weeks until Christmas, it seems like the perfect time for the supermarket to launch the giant bottle of fizz, with everyone busy preparing for the upcoming party season.
Aldi is known for its bargains, but enjoying excess amounts of Prosecco comes at a price. The bottle will set you back £99, although when you consider that it contains the equivalent of eight (yes, eight) 75cl bottles, it works out as pretty good value. Once you crack open the bottle, you’ll find a Prosecco inside that’s light, fun and frothy. The fizz has notes of parma violets, ripe pear and papaya, as well as having a soft and well-balanced palate.
The six litre bottle of Prosecco is available now for delivery when ordered online, so all you have to do is visit Aldi’s online wine store to get your hands on one. We’d recommend acting fast though, as the methuselahs are wildly popular. This is the second year in a row that Aldi has sold the six litre bottles of Prosecco, and when they debuted in 2018, the fizz sold out in just one day.
If you do manage to get your hands on one, you’re next question might be how on earth do you open it without spilling a drop? Well, Aldi’s resident wine expert, Sam Caporn MW has shared her top tips on how to safely and effectively open the bottle.
Caporn recommends chilling the Methuselah in a large bucket filled with ice, or leaving it outside in the garden if it’s cold enough. Once you’re ready to enjoy the fizz, you’ll need to pop the cork, and Caporn reckons this is a two man job. First, you remove the muzzle while keeping hold of the cook, then one of you can hold the base of the bottle while the other looks after the neck – simply face away from the party people, twist the bottle (not the cork) and watch it pop!
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