Hangover-free Prosecco?! What?!

We’ve all been there – waking up after a drunken night out, and claiming ‘I will never drink again.’ But, of course, we do. What’s wrong with us?

Well, according to Lidl, our hungover days of regret and disgust could soon be over, thanks to hangover-free Prosecco. Yes, you read that right. Lidl is claiming to have developed a Prosecco that won’t give you that dreaded hangover.

Launching today, October 12, the new Organic Prosecco Spumante is priced at only £7.99 and is expected to sell out very quickly.

According to Richard Bampfield, the chain’s master of wine,

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

However, is it really possible to have a hangover-free alcoholic drink?

Telegraph wine expert Victoria Moore isn’t sure, claiming:

This story is absolute claptrap. Hangovers are caused by alcohol. There are more sulphites (measured in parts per million, ppm) in dried fruits, french fries, processed meats and frozen juices than in the average bottle of commercially produced wine. Anyone who has a hangover after eating a bag of dried apricots, please report to me.

Lidl’s claim is irresponsible to say the least. If anyone is stupid enough to think that they could drink a skinful of prosecco and avoid a hangover, just because the prosecco in question was lower in sulphites, then they deserve all the headache and nausea they get.

Though switching to organic wines may be a healthier option, because the grapes gather fewer artificial chemicals from pesticides as they’re growing, it seems that Lidl’s claim of a hangover-free Prosecco may not quite be true.

What do you think?