Epidemic of Spontaneously Exploding Prosecco Bottles Hits Pennsylvania

Like this, but with more glass shrapnel.
Like this, but with more glass shrapnel. Photo: iStockphoto

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has issued an alert to anyone who may have purchased bottles of Indigenous Selections Prosecco Brut 2013, which was distributed to 180 stores throughout the state at the beginning of June. There have been “several reports of full wine bottles spontaneously exploding” in retail settings, and while the inventory has been removed, some of the bargain basement $12.99 bottles are still out there. Glass bottle defects, shoddy fermentation, and high sugar content of whatever weirdo grapes were used back at the winery can all lead to increased likelihood of exploding prosecco. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]