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Get Your Wine On With These Alcoholic Advent Calendars

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There was a time not too long ago where the most exciting thing you’d find inside an advent calendar was a picture of a nativity scene, and even then, the calendar countdown to Christmas felt so exciting. If I, as a 7-year-old child, could get that pumped over a picture of Jesus in a manger, then you definitely know someone (and maybe that person is yourself) who will be super excited about any of these wine advent calendars.

Whether you like to have a glass of vino while decorating the tree or wrapping gifts, or you plan to save all the wine to have a tasting party on Christmas Eve, these calendars will come in handy. Each calendar on the list has reds, whites, and rose options (some also have a prosecco) so you’ll get to try a bunch of varieties. Some of the calendars source from a particular place like California, and some include wines from around the world. Opt for a 12 day countdown, or go big with a classic advent calendar that has 24 wines nestled inside.

If you prefer to shake up your advent surprises, there are also wine and beer advent calendars (from Aldi), tons of adult advent calendars with everything from jam to beauty products, and even a Friends option.

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A Calendar Of Canned Wine

You’ll be walking in a vintner wonderland thanks to this advent calendar from Maker, a women-owned canned wine company that supports small, minority and women-led wine producers. The calendar is stocked with 12 canned wines (don’t knock a canned beverage ‘til you try it). Behind each door you’ll find a single-serving slim can of wine from different award-winning, small producers (each pour comes from a $20-$50 bottle of wine).

There’s the equivalent of four bottles inside, and you’ll find a mix of reds, whites, sparkling options, and roses. These are set to ship on Dec. 1 (you’ll get it in time to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas). This wine advent calendar is available for pre-order now at $110; once the pre-order window closes on Dec.1, the price will jump to $139.

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VineBox

Wine advent calendars don’t go any more chicher than VineBox. Inside you’ll find holds four whites, two rosés, and six rich reds, all handpicked by certified Sommeliers. Each pour comes in an elegant glass tubes, and you can pick from two types of packaging: abstract (which is shown here) and Wonderland, which has a more wintery feel. Each year this highly anticipated calendar sells out, so you may want to pre-order now while you can. The calendar is slated to ship in mid-November, right in time for advent season. VineBox makes it super easy at checkout to select gift, so you can send it to your lucky secret Santa.

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Wine Advent Calendar

Inside, you’ll get 24 187 ml mini bottles bottles of wine, which is about a quarter of a bottle. Inside there’s a cabernet sauvignon, a sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, zinfandel, pinot grigio, a blend of cabernet and merlot, rose, a red blend, moscato, merlot and more. I like that this wine advent calendar doesn’t feel super Christmassy, and you could even give it to someone who doesn’t celebrate. Whether you keep them for yourself (no judgment), give them to a friend, or host a wine tasting night, this set of 24 just may house your new favorite bottle of wine for the new year.

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Laithwaites Wine Advent Calendar

The first thing to love about the Laithwaites wine advent calendar is the pretty and playful festive packaging which is illustrated by Paris-based artist, Cassandre Montoriol. Inside the inviting calendar you’ll find 24 187ml mini bottles of wine, which makes for a generous pour and plenty of merriment whether you’re hosting a Christmas party or just wrapping presents after the kids go to sleep. Some sighlights include world-class French sauvignon blanc, a yummy prosecco, vintage Bordeaux, ruby port, and many more. This calendar ships for free and if you want to start popping bottles on Dec. 1, the beginning of advent season, you’ll need to order by Nov. 21.

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Vintage Wine Estates 12 Wines Advent Calendar

Six geese a-laying and seven swans a-swimming have nothing on 12 nights of wine courtesy of this advent calendar exclusive to QVC. All included wines are from Vintage Wine Estates which sources wine from California vineyards, and the calendar has several varieties including Fireside Pinot Noir, Laetitia Vineyards Moscato, BR Cohn Cabernet, Cosentino Pinot Grigio, and Qupe Merlot. Whether you give these away or keep them for yourself, it’s nice to have a new wine to sample in the days leading up to Christmas. Or keep them all stowed away for the new year or to liven up your New Year’s Eve party.

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Sip & Savor Wine Advent Calendar

An ugly sweater party gets way more fun when the prize for the most unsightly of the bunch is this wine advent calendar from Sip & Savor. For each of the 12 nights of Christmas, a wine awaits behind the door. Inside you’ll find cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, a cabernet syrah blend, a red blend, a cabernet merlot blend, pinot noir, pinot grigio, sweet riesling, sauvignon blanc, merlot, and rosé. You may want to move fast here because the 24 day wine advent calendar from the same brand already sold out, and this one will likely sell out quickly too.

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In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar

This wine advent calendar makes the perfect gift for the friend who loves luxe things (and already has anything). Wine snobs and those who dabble will all love this set of 24 wines that come in perfectly portioned glass sizes. The wines are sourced from all over (think: California, Washington, Europe, and more). Inside the calendar, you’ll find varieties like a chardonnay from the Central Coast of California, a French Bordeaux, a riesling from the Columbia Valley which spans from Washington to Oregon and so much more. The pretty glass bottles are the perfect size for reusing as bud vases or for other decor.

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Mini Wine Advent Calendar

The folks at Drinjk Eezy find rare yet affordable craft wines from small to medium-sized family-run wineries around the world. The advent calendar will introduce you to 12 different wines from seven different countries, and they each come packaged in pretty, narrow glass bottles (you may even want to repurpose them as vases). Without giving too much away, in this year’s calendar, there’s a sauvignon blanc from the USA, a pinot gris from Italy, and a tempranillo merlot blend from Spain. Each bottle is 6.3 ounces, which is enough to have a hearty glass or share with a friend.