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Lidl launches 'hangover-free' prosecco...

Lidl's new "hangover-free" prosecco hits the shelves on Thursday October 12 - but is it too good to be true? The new Organic Prosecco Spumante is priced at a reasonable £7.99 and is expected to sell out ahead of the party season.

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

 

Organic Wine and prosecco (such as the new Lidl bottle) do contain smaller quantities of sulphites, which are used as a stabiliser and a preservative. Wine  "Wineries have been using sulphur in and around wine for a long time; in fact, as far back as ancient Rome. Back in Roman times, winemakers would burn candles made of sulphur in empty wine containers) to keep the wines from turning to vinegar,"

"Sulphur started to be used in winemaking (instead of just cleaning wine barrels) in the early 1900s to stop bacteria and other yeasts from growing. It also helps in the extraction of pigments in wine, making red wines 'redder'." But this could give you less of a hangover


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