You’re going to need a bigger fridge.
Aldi’s supersized Methuselah of Prosecco (£99.99) is set to make a hotly anticipated comeback this Christmas – after selling out in just 24 hours last year.
The enormous six-litre bottle holds an equivalent of EIGHT 75cl bottles and contains a Prosecco that’s light, fun and frothy – with notes of parma violets, ripe pear and papaya, as well as having a soft and well-balanced palate. Those looking to get the party started will be able to get their hands on this mammoth bottle of vino on the supermarket’s online wine store from November 1.
But while the massive Methuselah definitely makes a statement, the fizz can be a little fickle to open! Which is why Aldi‘s Wine Expert, Mistress of Wine Sam Caporn, is here to help – with a helpful guide on how to safely pop open your Methuselah:
Step 1: Chilling your Methuselah
“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.”
Step 2: Popping the cork
“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 and follow the below:”
- 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
Step 3: Pouring the Prosecco
“Again this is a two man-job – so you’ll need a friend (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!”
Step 4: Enjoy
“This one is easy – you know what to do!”
Also published on Medium.