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Can prosecco really be hangover proof?

Aldi says new organic sparkling wine won’t leave drinkers with headache - but not everyone is convinced

A leading supermarket chain claims to have found the answer to the prayers of drinkers who love prosecco but hate the morning-after pain. 

Aldi says its newly launched Organic Prosecco, sourced from the Corvezzo family’s estate near Venice, contains lower levels of sulphite preservatives, which are normally used to keep wine fresher for longer. These chemicals have been blamed for the dehydration and disorientation that accompanies a hangover, reports the Daily Mail.

The grapes used in the new fizz are also grown with “no pesticides or herbicides”, adds The Sun.

In a now-deleted tweet about its new organic range, Aldi said: “We’re raising a glass this Organic September to our range of delicious, organic wine. Apparently, they’re hangover-proof… better have a glass to find out.”

However, not everyone is convinced. Some scientists “claim that “the sulphites have nothing to do with hangovers” and that “it’s the alcohol that causes pain”, says the Mail.

Scientists also point out that many food products, including dried fruit, contain far higher levels of sulphites than wines do.

But customers are still snapping up Aldi’s Organic Prosecco, which costs £7.99 a bottle. It is one of four ‘hangover free’ wines launched as part of the supermarket’s Organic September event.

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