This is the time of year when kids get to happily anticipate the holiday festivities, while the parents are left stressing to get all the details perfect. Tis the season! But why should kids be the only ones that get to relax and be gifted with treats? I say this year, you gift yourself with an advent calendar. But I’m not talking about the ones filled with chocolate or candies. I’m talking about the ones filled with WINE.
Yes, it’s a real thing. While the traditional advent calendar is filled with kid-friendly treats and serves as a countdown to the Christmas holiday, the wine industry (and many other beverage industries) have become very creative in developing the same fun countdown calendar that is now filled with the perfect treat after a day of holiday shopping. Wine advent calendars are particularly fun because they allow you to sample a variety of wines that you might not experience otherwise.
Take a look at my pick of the 9 best wine advent calendars for your holiday sipping this year.
The Costco Wine Advent-ure Calendar features twenty-four 375 ml bottles (about half the size of a regular bottle) from around the world including (but not limited to) France, Italy, Argentina, Bulgaria, and Greece.
To make the sipping a little more fun, join me here throughout the month of December as I share my thoughts and honest opinions on each wine in this advent calendar!
This Advent Wine Calendar offers a different variety than the others, which will make everyday an exciting wine tasting. This box includes: one sparkling shiraz, one prosecco, one french rosé, three whites (chardonnay, rizza, and sauvignon blanc), five reds (pinot, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz x2, and a Bordeaux blend), and one deliciously sweet wine. You’ll also receive a wine guide, and a complimentary tote bag (yes please)!
The Holiday Mini Cheers Box could make a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life! This box comes with a mix of reds, whites and Prosecco in twelve quarter-bottles of wine (187ml)—which makes for a generous glassful. All are crafted by winemakers in Italy, Spain, France and beyond!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, check out my Holiday Gift Guide here. From wine, to gadgets, to books, to apparel, there’s definitely something they’ll love in there!
The 12 Nights of Wine is one of my favorites! This box includes twelve glass tubes filled with world-class wine. The box holds four vibrant whites, two rosé’s, and six opulent reds. You may find your new favorite in this box!
If you’ve never tried canned wine, now’s the time to try it out! The 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar comes with twelve cans by different, award-winning, small producers. You’ll be getting a mix of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.
The Mixed Pack is unique, as all of the wines in here include no added sugar, and are all produced in California. The box can come with your choice of either twelve or twenty four bottles, and the variety of bottles will be split evenly between a red from Mendocino County, a brut from North Coast, and a rosé from Central Coast.
IN GOOD TASTE
This Advent Calendar is definitely a fan favorite by the oenophile’s of the world. So much so that it sells out very quickly, so be sure to get yours soon! This calendar includes twenty four (187ml) mini bottles of premium wine. In this box you have a vast variety of whites, reds, sparkling, riesling, and so much more! And with twenty four bottles, you could even share with a friend, or just keep it for yourself (no judgement, I would definitely keep it for myself)!
The Holiday Spirits Wine Calendar would make the perfect gift for someone who’s new to wine. This box comes with twelve different wines, varying from the basic whites and reds, and even includes some canned wine. It is also one of the better boxes price wise, and delivers rather quickly.
GIVE THEM BEER
Don’t let this name fool you! They actually offer an amazing Wine Advent Calendar. In this box you’ll receive twelve half bottles of highly rated wine, and in true advent calendar fashion, each bottle is hidden behind a secret door to ring in the holiday season. There’s a mix of reds and whites from well known vineyards around the world, but they don’t reveal what they are! The anticipation will be one of the best parts of this box.
These 9 wine advent calendars are bound to make your holiday season merry and bright. With something for everyone on this list, you’ll never have to worry about running out of options when it comes time to buy that last minute gift again. If you’re not up for committing to an entire advent calendar, and would rather casually buy a festive bottle of wine, check out my Holiday Wine Guide here.