Christmas is a time of goodwill for all men (and women) – and that includes the wine lovers among you.
Wine lovers have more reasons than ever to get in the holiday spirit with the new wave of advent calendars filled with alcohol and brimming with select fermented grapes.
Wine advent calendars are the adult alternative to traditional chocolate, offering the same excitement and everyday indulgence as its innocent predecessor.
These days, alcohol fortified calendars are available for all types of drinkers, with designs of gin, rum and whiskey ready to open their windows on December 1.
For those who love nothing more than a chilled glass of wine to end the day, what could be better than a wine advent calendar?
The idea isn’t to leave you redder than Rudolf though; it’s about enjoying new grapes from domestic and foreign vineyards, while learning more about your favorite wine.
Expect to find a mini bottle of wine behind each window (12 or 24 is typical). If you’re lucky, there might even be a full-size bottle hidden behind Window 25 to enjoy with your friends and family over Christmas lunch. Choose from all-white, all-red or mixed cases to broaden your wine-growing horizons.
Whether you’re feasting or looking to put a little sparkle in someone else’s Christmas, we’ve rounded up the best wine advent calendars of 2021 below.
The Wine Boutique Freixenet Sparkling 12 Day Advent Calendar
It’s glass-raising season, and surely the best way to toast to Christmas is with Freixenet’s 12-day advent calendar. The shimmering metallic packaging houses 12 of the brand’s different sparkling wines, from Prosecco to Cava, Italian Sparkling Rose and Cava Rosado. Mini bottles offer a wonderfully sparkling way to count down to Christmas this year.
For real pleasure, opt for chocolate and sparkling wine.
Brixton Wine Club Advent Calendar
Make wine a daily event – at least in December – with Brixton Wine Club. He just launched an advent calendar filled with wine boxes: a selection of 24 reds, whites, bubbles – cocktails too! Pre-order now for delivery mid-November. If you’re looking for a way to support local businesses with your choice of Advent calendar this year, it’s time to stop the search.
John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar
The lovely winter woodland scene that covers the front of this big box is fascinating enough to distract you from the content – but not quite. Behind the festive facade are hidden 24 bottles of red and white wine of 187 ml, ready to be tasted at your leisure every evening until Christmas Day. Think of it as a personal Christmas wine cellar.
Virgin Wines Advent Calendars
It’s that time of year again: it’s time to cash in your piggy bank savings in exchange for one of Virgin Wine’s amazing wine calendars. Available to book for just Â£ 10 a drink, choose from a calendar of mixed wines, all red and all white. Each contains 25 bottles and is packed with delicious grapes from around the world as well as limited edition bottles.
Advent calendar of wine until Christmas
You’ll need to clear some space for this Advent calendar, but if you’re serious about wine, that won’t be a problem. Behind each of the 24 windows is a 187ml to 200ml bottle of world-class red, white or rosÃ© wine, enough for a glass to end the day with. Pre-order is now open for delivery from November 1st.
67 Pall Mall 2021 Sommelier Advent Calendar
Experts in all things grapes, 67 Pall Mall have used their in-depth knowledge to come up with a trio of well-watered advent calendars this year. From the incredibly detailed packaging, which represents the facade of the brand’s famous building, to the interior chambers that hold 24 75ml wine bottles chosen by the 67PM sommelier, it’s a celebration of elegance and style. To better understand what you are drinking, each wine is accompanied by a QR which, once scanned on your smartphone, turns into a tasting video. An education.
There are also Burgundy and Bordeaux calendars, each offering 24 mini bottles from famous wine regions.
Laithwaites Wine Advent Calendars
True oenophiles have patiently waited all year for Laithwaite’s wine-filled advent calendars, and this year’s selection does not disappoint. Beverage experts have assembled a holy trinity of options, all red, all white, and a case of mixed wine that includes half a bottle of champers. Each option is elegantly designed with a building exterior shown.