Aldi and Lidl have seriously upped their game recently. It feels like prosecco is now something that can be afforded on ANY budget all thanks to the two cheap supermarket giants.

They seem to be back and forth more than I am on a diet. I love it.

One will bring out a one litre bottle of Prosecco, costing something ridiculous like £2, so the other will one-up them by bringing out a two litre bottle for £1.50. It'll basically go on like that until we just get absurd amounts of stuff for free.

Lidl may have just gained the upper hand though, as it's pushing 'hangover free Prosecco'.

This guy knows. Credit: PA

Now, being a pessimistic person, I assumed that this probably meant it was alcohol-free fake bubbles, but no. It's actually an organic version of the popular drink, which boasts the ability to leave you feeling fresh in the morning.

To give it its real name, the Organic Prosecco Spumante landed on Lidl shelves on Thursday for £7.99 and there's presumably already none left.

Richard Bampfield, who's the supermarket's 'master of wine' (what a title), according to the Mirror, says it doesn't taste 'rustic' but has 'bright aromas of pear and white peach'.

Credit: Lidl

"We've all had that shocking wine hangover. This is sometimes attributed to the sulphite preservatives used in wine to keep them fresher for longer," Bampfield said.

"Generally, organic wine producers use a lower level of sulphites in the production process, which means they are less likely to contribute to hangovers.

"So if you don't react well to sulphites you could be saying good riddance to hangovers with Lidl's Organic Prosecco Spumante."

Since we're approaching Christmas there's absolutely no reason why you'd be judge buying bulk. And if you are given that look by someone that says 'it's 11am what are you doing buying eight litres of Prosecco,' you can just use the 'it's Christmas soon' excuse, which no one can argue against.

Plus, we need a whole load of it for our countless games of prosecco pong over Christmas, surely?


Credit: Turning Tables

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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Lidl

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - mel.ramsay@pretty52.com

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