Asda forced to recall exploding Prosecco bottles

23 October, 2014

Asda has been forced to recall its own-label Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry after bottles started exploding in stores and in customers’ homes.

The retailer asked shoppers to bring back bottles for a full refund on the £5.48 fizz.

It received two separate complaints from customers and said corks flew off and glass shattered in six different incidents in-store.

An apologetic spokesman said Asda would investigate the explosions and added: “It’s a small percentage of bottles that are affected but at this stage we don’t know what has caused the problem.

“The product is still on sale but no other lot code is affected.

“As a precaution Asda is recalling one particular batch due to a small number of bottles shattering.”




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter