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5 best wine advent calendars to toast Christmas this year

Whether red, white or rosé (or all three), a wine advent calendar is a great way to celebrate

Karen Silas

Boozy Christmas countdowns are one of the most popular gifts at this time of year, and we have to say that wine advent calendars are one of our favourites. Whether a Christmas-themed wine rack filled with mini bottles of wine, prosecco or champagne, or a festive box dedicated to just your fave (red, white or rosé all day, anyone?) these elegant wine advent calendars are a fabulous way to discover new wines or enjoy an array of your favourites. 

It's never too early to start thinking about securing a wine advent calendar - last year, the format proved so popular that several brands sold out completely! So get scrolling for our pick of all the best versions...

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Shop the best wine advent calendars of 2021

We’ve created an edit of our favourite prosecco, port and wine advent calendars from Laithwaite's and more – but they're selling out fast so act quick! In the meantime, here's to Christmas!

Best 12-day wine advent calendars of 2021

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If you are looking for a bargain, you really won't find a better wine advent calendar deal than this boozy Christmas countdown with a selection of six wines plus accessories: an opener, a bottle stopper, two wine bottle wraps, a wine cooler and pourer. 

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12-day wine advent calendar, was £90.99 NOW £39.99, Discount Experts


Best DIY wine advent calendars of 2021

Are you someone who loves DIY or wants to tailor-make a bespoke wine advent calendar with just your favourites? Your best bet might be to buy an empty advent calendar suitable for holding mini bottles of wine and fill it with just your preferred vintages.

diy empty wine advent calendar to fill yourself

Empty DIY Wine Advent Calendar, from £27.18, Etsy


Stock up on your own booze with an online delivery - and the best part is that you get to pick your favourites!

wine mini bottles for advent calendar

Miniature wine splits, from £1.89 per 187ml bottle, Drink Supermarket


Best 24-day wine advent calendars of 2021

Laithwaite's invites you to take a trip around the world with the 24 wines included in their 2021 advent calendar, from Spanish Rioja to Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – plus a half-bottle of champagne for Christmas Eve. Choose from a mixed calendar, red or white. Pre-order yours for £10 now, and £59.99 on despatch in late October.


Laithwaite’s wine advent calendar, case of 24, £69.99, Laithwaite's



Okay, so technically not an advent calendar but we couldn’t resist this sophisticated set of ports from Laithwaite’s, which could also be used to fill an empty DIY advent calendar of your choice. This box includes ten mini bottles from Barão de Vilar, established in 1715, that will carry you away to northern Portugal with samples of tawny port, rosé and white as well as the very special Colheita 2001 and Vintage 2016.

port advent calendar

The Complete Book of Port, £50, Laithwaite's



A free-standing mini-bottle wine rack shaped like a Christmas tree is just one major highlight of this wine advent calendar. For £84.99 it comes with two dozen 187ml bottles of wine, from mulled wine to a pinot grigio rosé. You can also get the Tipsy tree filled with mini-bottles of fizz or even bottle-free on its own for £24.99 if you’d like to stock it up with your own favourites instead.


Tipsy Tree Wine Advent Calendar, £84.99, Getting Personal



What better way to add some sparkle to your holidays than with an advent calendar full of bubbly! This Prosecco and Champagne Advent Calendar will help you toast the run-up to Christmas with 24 bottles, 20cl each, from Casa Bottega, Lanson, Fiorina, Freixenet and more. The collection of fizz comes with a personalised gift card, too.


Prosecco & Champagne Advent Calendar, £124.99, Getting Personal


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