Aldi is bringing back their massive sell-out six-litre bottle of prosecco next week that originally sold out in one day last year.
It may have sold out within one day, but the Methuselah of prosecco is once again coming to an Aldi store near you.
It’ll be the party of the year when you start off with a bottle of prosecco that is the equivalent of eight normal sized bottles. Due to its ginormous size, you should be able to pour approximately 48 glasses of bubbly.
Aldi has described the alcoholic beverage, claiming that it has notes of parma violets, ripe pear, and papaya.
It may take a little bit out of your wallet at £99 a bottle though, but you will get a lot for this money.
Sam Caporn, Aldi’s wine expert, has a few tips for anyone fancying grabbing a bottle: “We all know that it’s vital to chill your bottle of bubbly before serving, but if you don‘t have the luxury of a completely empty fridge, getting your Methuselah cool can be a little trickier than your average bottle.
“I’d recommend chilling your Methuselah in a large bucket filled with ice, or leaving it outside if it’s nice and cold, to get that lovely cool fizz.”
Next, you need to pop the cork to open the bottle and get the party started.
Sam adds: “Whether it’s a normal size bottle or a Methuselah – it’s important that you open the bottle safely to avoid any flying corks.
“For this larger bottle, I’d say this is definitely a two-man job, so grab a pal.
“First remove the muzzle – but make sure you keep hold of the cork at all times (this is the key to avoiding any accidents).
“Now its time for a little help from your friends – one of you needs to hold the base of the bottle while the other looks after the neck.
“Pointing away from the party of people, twist the bottle (and not the cork) until the cork gently loosens.”
Sam says that you may need some help pouring with the bottle, as it is pretty heavy.
He advised: “You need one holding the base and one holding the neck.
“The main thing is to take it slow to avoid any spills and wastage. Some people like to pour their Methuselah into decanters – but personally I think that takes a bit of the fun (and froth) out of it!”
After all that effort, you kick back and enjoy a nice bubbly glass of prosecco.
Available to order exclusively online from November 1, the in-demand bottle is a part of the SpecialBuy range which means it is limited to one bottle per customer.
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