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Thousands of Bottles of Prosecco Recalled for Spontaneously Shattering

There's already a prosecco shortage happening, too.


Heads up, bubbly drinkers: Thousands of prosecco bottles are being recalled in the UK following reports of them "spontaneously shattering," reports The Independent.

The affected label is The Wine Society's I Duecento Prosecco Brut, which sells for around $12. The company says there have been multiple incidents of bottles "shattering in members’ wine racks," though no injuries have been reported. That's more than can be said for the Coravin wine extraction system, which was recalled last year after a person suffered chipped teeth and a laceration from a shattered bottle.

Prosecco producer Bisol recently warned of a global prosecco shortage following a bad harvest season in Italy. Those thirsty for a budget-friendlier alternative to Champagne may want to start developing a taste for Spanish cava.

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