Man finds huge poisonous spider floating in a bottle of white wine

A businessman was horrified when he found a huge venomous spider in a bottle of Tesco finest white wine.

Peter Berry, 66, said the two-inch long arachnid was spotted floating in the wine as a guest picked up the bottle from an ice bucket during a party.

He bought the £7.99 bottle of Vin de Pays d’Oc Grenache Marsanne for his mother and mother-in-law’s joint 90th birthday celebrations.

Mr Berry, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, said: ‘It’s disgusting. You’d expect to find a spider in your bathroom, not in a bottle of wine.

‘We were having a great time at the party until my niece found it. Like most people, she’s scared of spiders and it made her feel quite freaked out.

‘We’re just thankful she noticed it before someone poured the contents into a glass and swallowed it without realising.’