Alcohol free? Does such a miracle elixir exist? Have Aldi just answered our middle class prayers?
Well, yes, to a certain extent. The supermarket is now selling organic prosecco that claims to have less sulphite preservatives in it. Apparently it’s those nasty little sulphite preservatives that can help cause headaches the morning after.
The ‘hangover free’ bubbly costs £7.99, which is a bit of a bargain. Maybe those sulphite preservatives were the cause of prosecco’s previously high prices?
Aldi describe the new prosecco as:
Eco-friendly fizz sourced from the Corvezzo family’s 150-hectare estate, 30km north-east of Venice. Grown with no pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyard, the grapes are predominately hand picked and gently pressed to ensure only the highest quality of juice is used. The winery is also committed to using renewable energy wherever possible.
Sounds alright to me. The lack of herbicides and pesticides is also contributing to the ‘hangover free’ claim, as those things are believed to exacerbate that groggy, morning after feeling.
The prosecco is part of Aldi’s new organic wine range.
Sam Caporn, Aldi’s wine expert, said:
This is absolutely delicious! Classic notes of ripe Conference pear and apricot bounce out of the glass with violets and honeysuckle underneath.
It seems customers agree, too, as so far the new organic prosecco has 153 five star ratings out of 175 reviews in all.
Don’t live near an Aldi but still craving that sweet prosecco in your belly? Fear not, the supermarket have got that covered too.
Aldi have only gone and launched a spirits home delivery service, meaning you can now have your favourite tipple brought to your doorstep at the click of a button.
Previously, home delivery options online were only available for the budget supermarket’s wine and Specialbuy lines.
With this latest news, it now means you can fully stock your fridge while allowing yourself to get a little bit experimental in the kitchen – the Aldi website even gives you cocktail recipes!
The supermarket’s new delivery service will now allow shoppers to choose from more than 20 spirits to order on the site, for the first time.
Prices start from as little as £3.75 for a bottle of their ‘smooth and mellow’ Irish Country Cream, but if you fancy splashing the cash, then for £24.99 you can get their most expensive gin, Fifty Eight.
In case you hadn’t heard, Aldi have been making a splash in the spirit-filled supermarket pool of late. One of their whiskeys, priced at £18, was voted as one of the best in the world.
They also have a £10 bottle of gin, which again, was voted one of the best – even beating some high-end brands.
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said:
We launched our online wine store two years ago to ensure that our great quality and incredible value products were accessible to all of our customers, even if they don’t currently live near an Aldi store.
We are delighted to now be doing the same for spirits, opening up our award-winning range to thousands more customers across the country.
Now if only spirits were hangover free too…
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.