Last year, Aldi brought us the Methuselah of prosecco – six whole litres of fizz in one bottle.
It was so popular, it sold out in one day but good news – it’s back for 2019.
Get the festive party season off to a good start with the bottle that the equivalent of eight normal bottles.
Although it might not sound cheap at £99, you get a lot for your money
According to the budge supermarket, the prosecco is ‘light, fun and frothy – with notes of parma violets, ripe pear and papaya, as well as having a soft and well-balanced palate.’
It’s available to order from the online wine store from 1 November but it will be limited to one her customer.
It might take up your whole fridge, but who needs anything else when you have this much prosecco?
Aldi‘s wine expert Sam Caporn has offered some tips for those who manage to get their hands on one.
First, you need to chill the bottle. Sam says: ‘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, pop the cork to open the bottle.
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 pouring the bottle needs more than one pair of hands too.
He said: ‘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!’
And then all you need to do is sit back and enjoy.