Planning for a big party can be stressful - the food, the music, who to invite? Thanks to one budget retailer, you won’t need to worry about drinks.
Bringing back their mammoth Methuselah bottle of Prosecco for a limited time, Aldi has your Christmas party sorted.
The Methuselah bottle?
The Methuselah bottle holds an incredible six litres of Prosecco - that’s the equivalent of eight regular sized bottles of Prosecco.
With Prosecco usually poured in 125ml measures, this means that you’ll be able to get a whopping 48 glasses of bubbly out of the giant bottle.
Aldi says that the fizz inside is “light, fun and frothy - with notes of parma violets, ripe pear and papaya”.
If a six-litre undertaking might be too much for your party, you can alternatively opt for the Jeroboam bottle from Aldi, which is half the size at three litres.
How much does it cost?
Bubbly lovers can buy the bottle from the supermarket’s online wine store from next Friday (1 November).
The bottle is priced at £99.99. When it when on sale last year, it was sold out within a day, so you’d better be quick.
The huge bottle is limited to one per customer.
How to pop the cork and chill the giant bottle
Most of us aren’t accustomed to wrangling a giant bottle of fizz, so Aldi has put together some tips and tricks to get the most out of the Methuselah bottle.
Chilling the six-litre bottle might prove tricky - unless it’s completely empty, the chances are it’s not fitting in a regular fridge.
Sam Caporn, Aldi’s wine expert, says: “I’d recommend chilling your Methuselah in a large bucket filled with ice, or leaving it outside if it’s nice and cold.”
Popping the cork on a regular bottle of Prosecco can go awry, so it’s important you know what you’re doing with the Methuselah bottle.
Capron says: “For this larger bottle, I’d say this is definitely a two-man job.”
She recommends following these steps:
Remove the muzzle, making sure you keep hold of the cork at all times to avoid any accidentsOne person should hold onto the base of the bottle while the other can focus on the neckPointing away from people, twist the bottle (not the cork) until the cork gently loosens
Pouring the Prosecco is also a two person job - similarly to popping the cork, one person will need to hold the base and the other will need to guide the neck to get a perfect pour.
Capron says: “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!”
This article originally appeared on our sister site Edinburgh Evening News