The Best Wine Advent Calendars You Can Get in the U.S.
Wine advent calendars are here to make the season even brighter! Now you’ll have as much fun counting down the days until Christmas as the little ones.
Adults-only Advent calendars have been on the rise the past few years. In 2018, some were so popular that they sold out in just minutes. To help you get the jump on other Advent calendar fans, we rounded up all of the wine Advent calendars we could find for sale in the U.S. so you can mark your regular calendar with their release date. While our focus here is on wine, there are plenty of other calendars that will help you count down to Christmas—including cheese Advent calendars, children’s books, and even dog treat and cat treat calendars. But if wine is your forte, plan to pour a glass from these Advent calendars this year.
Cost Plus World Market Italian Wine Advent Calendar
If Italian wine has your heart, head to Cost Plus World Market to pick up their 12 Days of Italian wine calendar. Each calendar has 12 mini bottles with six different wines to try, all from regions in Italy. We love the box design of this wine Advent calendar because it sticks to tradition—each day, you can open a tiny cardboard window and pull out your treat for the day. There’s no word yet on when it’ll be available again in stores this year, so keep your eyes peeled.
What’s Inside: 12 mini bottles featuring six different wines from Italy.
Available: In select stores now.
Aldi's Ultra-Popular 24-Day Wine Calendar
Yes, one of the most popular wine Advent calendars on the market is coming back for 2019. Last year was the first time this famous Advent calendar was available in the U.S., and Aldi fans’ excitement was clear—it completely sold out within minutes of hitting shelves. If you’re prepared to camp outside your local Aldi to snag this year, head to stores for their release on November 6. Cross your fingers, and you might be able to grab one of their boxes filled with 24 mini bottles of red, white, bubbly, and rosé.
What’s inside: Twenty-four mini bottles of red, white, rosé, and sparkling options from a variety of regions.
Available: In stores November 6 for a limited time.
Vinebox's Naughty or Nice Wine Calendars
Vinebox has a few countdown calendar options for wine-lovers this year. Back in 2017, their 12-wine calendar sold out in four weeks, so it’s a good thing they’re providing a few choices this year. You can order their 12 Nights of Wine calendar in either naughty or nice edition (or add both to your cart). Their naughty version tastes like holiday indulgence and is filled with “blood reds and sultry whites,” while the nice edition features “harmonious whites and silky soft reds.”
What’s Inside: 12 wines—the naughty version has wines from popular areas like Barolo, Burgundy, and Rioja, while the nice box features classic wines from Italy, France, and Spain.
Price: $129 for one, $220 for the set
Available: Shipping started November 15.
Give Them Beer Shareable Advent Calendar
Don’t let the company name fool you, there’s no beer here. (Though that option does exist if it’s more your speed.) And no itty-bitty bottles, either. Each bottle in this box is 375 ml—the size of a split of sparkling wine! Back for 2019, the wine Advent calendar from Give Them Beer is one of our favorites each year because it’s got bottles large enough for sharing. In 2017 their beer Advent calendar sold out in less than four weeks, so don’t expect this one to be around forever either—and once it’s sold out, that’s it for the year.
What’s Inside: Twelve 375 ml bottles of reds, whites, and splits of sparkling wines from well-known wineries around the world, such as Ruffino, The Pinot Project, and Stemarri.
Available: Mid-November shipping.
Aldi's New Year Countdown Calendar
In 2019, the wine countdown calendar fun doesn’t stop when Christmas arrives. In addition to their ever-popular 24-day wine Advent calendar, Aldi is also releasing a New Year countdown calendar for the first time this year that’s filled with sparkling wines. Toast to 2020 in the seven days leading up to January 1 with seven different mini bottles of sparkling wine, including bubbly Prosecco, Moscato, rosé, and more.
What’s Inside: Seven 187-milliliter bottles of Moscato, Prosecco, sparkling rosé, sparkling pinot noir, sparkling chardonnay, and cava from assorted regions.
Available: In stores December 4.
Bonus! Usual Wines Holiday Pack
While there isn't a specific advent countdown here, this pack is a great one to consider. So no matter how you celebrate the holidays this season, consider bringing this pack of 12 or 24 to a gathering (or using it as a countdown calendar for yourself). The wine is made in small batches without any artificial preservatives or added sugar, which helps keep your sips flavorful—and keep the possible wine-induced headache away.
What's Inside: Your choice of 12 or 24 pack of 187-milliliter bottles (which amounts to one large glass) with a variety of brut, red, and rosé.
Price: $96 for 12, $192 for 24
Available: Order now for shipment on November 20.
With so many wines to choose from, celebrating the countdown to Christmas and the New Year should be easier (and tastier) than ever. Of course, if you enjoy a classic chocolate Advent calendar, feel free to pick up one of those, too. Chocolate and wine make for a true celebration!