You know prosecco, right? That sort-of-champagne without the actual-champagne price? Well, turns out, owning a bottle these days makes you quite a badass, as apparently that bottle on your shelf may be due to explode at any moment. Opa!
More than 15,000 bottles of Italian Prosecco Brut I Duencento have been recalled by the Wine Society after several reports of bottles “spontaneous[ly] shattering” in members’ wine racks. Though the incidence rate has been small and, thankfully, no one has been injured, the Wine Society has stated that their decision has been a necessary precaution and they have recalled all remaining bottles of this particular wine.
However, a recall of this size is doubly bad news for the sparkling wine world, as news of an upcoming prosecco shortage has been rumored, due to last year’s poor harvest. The shortage, combined with a massive increase in prosecco sales in the last few years, on top of this recall may mean a perfect storm of sorts for fans of the bubbly beverage. Best run out and grab a few bottles right now, friends. Just be sure to drink them before they have a chance to explode.
Lauren is a New York based actor/singer/writer. She is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University as well as the College of the Holy Cross. She’s a fan of beer, pasta, and academic establishments with unnecessarily long titles. Find her on stage, or online– she’s there often.