Thousands of bottles of prosecco are being recalled after reports emerged of them spontaneously shattering.
Customers affected by The Wine Society’s Prosecco Brut I Duecento have received either a letter or email asking them not to drink it.
The letter issued by The Society says: “Following the recall of The Society’s Prosecco, we have received similar reports of a small number of bottles of Prosecco Brut I Duecento shattering in members’ wine racks.
“Whilst the incidence of shattering bottles is limited, as a precaution we have also taken the decision to recall all remaining bottles of this wine.”
Sales of fizzy wine have rocketed since the recession as cash-strapped drinkers turned from champagne to prosecco.
The Society says the bottles of wine should be wrapped in a cloth, placed in a plastic bag and then into a carton. And that all bottles should be left in a cool place ready for collection.
The news comes after a leading prosecco manufacturer last month warned that Britain was in for a dry summer as a direct result of a bad harvest which looked likely to result in a shortage of the popular fizz.
The shattered bottles have not caused any injuries.
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