Aldi Will be Selling a Jeroboam of Prosecco this Christmas
So, just when we thought Aldi couldn’t surprise us anymore than they already have leading up to this Christmas. There’s news of a bottle of bubbles which is sure to add all the fizz to the festive season.is launching its first jeroboam of premium DOCG Prosecco later this autumn, following the success of its magnums of sparkling wine and Champagne.
The super-size version holds three litres of bubbly – that’s around 24 glasses and approximately four times the capacity of a standard wine bottle – and will cost £39.99. While there’s no doubt the gigantic bottle looks impressive, the fizz itself, from Italy’s Veneto region, is also said to be a crowd-pleaser. The 11% ABV wine has a light nose with ‘fresh citrus fruits and wisteria flower’ as well as a delicate palate.
The Prosecco Jeroboam DOCG, £39.99, will be available in Aldi stores from 14 November.
As the nation’s love for bubbly continues to grow, we thought it was about time we got our heads around what bottle sizes are available. According to wine.com, after the magnum, large bottles of wine, champagne and prosecco are named after Biblical figures.
A magnum is first up, this a 150cl offering and is the equivalent of two standard bottles, it contains approximately 12 servings.
Wine experts believe it is superior to a regular sized bottle when maturing wine, because the ratio of air to liquid is lower in larger formats, allowing the wine to age more slowly”.
Jeroboam was the first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel, he reigned for 22 years 931- 910 BC.
The 300cl size contains three litres of fizz, which is the equivalent of four standard bottles and totals approximately 24 servings.
A jeroboam bottle is popular at weddings.
Coming in at a gigantic six litres is Methuselah, which equals eight standard bottles. The 600cl size bottle is named after a biblical patriarch said to have lived to the age of 969.
Bottles of this size cost around £300.
At 900cl this size contains 72 servings and is the equivalent of 12 standard bottles. The nine litre bottle is named after one of the five Assyrian kings, the most famous being Salmanazar III (858-824 BC) who is remembered as a great builder.
Prices start at around £475 for bottles of this size.
A Balthazar size is 1200cl, it is approximately 96 servings and is the equivalent of 16 standard bottles.
The only reference to Balthazar in the bible is to Balthazar king of Babylon (539 BC).
According to The Champagne Company, bottles of this size retail for around £625 and upwards.
At 15 litres a Nebuchadnezzar is the biggest size bottle you can buy. It is the equivalent of 20 standard bottles and contains 120 servings.
Nebuchadnezzah makes reference to a king of Babylon, called Nebuchadnezzahr the Great. He was King of the Chaldeans from 605-562 BC. Under his rule, Babylon became the cultural centre of the western world.
The starting price of bottles of this size is around £945. A premium bottle of Armand De Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold Champagne Nebuchadnezzah is priced at £14, 400.