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.
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We’ve created an edit of our favourite prosecco, port and wine advent calendars from M&S, John Lewis 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 2020
December has now kicked off and many of the 24-day wine advent calendars have sold out – but it's not too late to snap up a fabulous 12-day Christmas countdown!
We can't resist a good keepsake, and that's why we love this 12-day Wine 'O Clock countdown that isn't just for Christmas - it's a refillable working clock that you can use year-round to remind yourself when it's time to have a relaxing glass of red, white or rosé. The clock comes filled with a collection of mini-bottles of wine – merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, white zinfandel and more.
Refillable Wine O Clock Countdown Clock, £89.95, Not on the High Street
If you're in the US, you can enjoy this 12-day wine advent calendar from QVC that includes 12 375ml-bottles from Vintage Wine Estates. You'll get a taste of a host of vintages, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and also the festive Christmas-themed HO-HO-HO Merlot.
Vintage Wine Estates 12-day wine advent calendar, $98, QVC
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, 2 wine bottle wraps, a wine cooler and pourer.
12-day wine advent calendar, was £90.99 NOW £39.99, Discount Experts
Best DIY wine advent calendars of 2020
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.
Empty DIY Wine Advent Calendar, from £39.50, Etsy
Miniature wine splits, from £1.89 per 187ml bottle, Drink Supermarket
Mini Sparkling Wine/Prosecco Selection by Winedimensions, £36.95, Amazon
Best 24-day wine advent calendars of 2020
UPDATE: Unfortunately the 24-day calendars that topped our list have all sold out! Shop the 12-day or DIY wine advent calendars above, or be sure to take note (and even bookmark this page) for 2021, when we'll surely be toasting a fabulous year.
Laithwaite’s invites you to take a trip around the world with the 23 wines included in the company’s 2020 advent calendar, from Spanish Rioja to Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – plus a half-bottle of champagne for Christmas Eve. You can also check out the company's Christmas shop for even more fabulous tipple.
Laithwaite’s wine advent calendar, case of 24, £79.99, 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.
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
Virgin Wines unveiled the 2020 version of its sellout wine advent calendar and we have to say that we’ve been won over by the fact you can choose an advent calendar with a mixed selection, just reds or just white wines. The popular advent calendars include 24 quality mini bottles PLUS a full-sized bottle to open on Christmas day. P.S. If you can't get enough of Virgin Wines, you can also still get the 2019 wine advent calendar at Very.
Virgin Wine Advent Calendar – choice of mixed, all-red or all-white, £89.99, Virgin Wines
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
If you've ever wanted a comprehensive wine tasting, the John Lewis wine advent calendar is for you. The box in cheery Christmas red has a tipple for every taste, with 24 bottles of red, white and rosé in a hard-to-beat selection including 187ml tasters of merlot, pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, zinfandel and malbec. The advent calendar has sold out online so check in-store for stock or join the waitlist on the John Lewis site, and you can still buy the beer advent calendar and
John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar, £75, John Lewis
Still in stock at John Lewis is the retailer's Fizz Advent Calendar, with prosecco, sparkling rose and Spanish cava as well as two bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne to round off the Christmas countdown.
John Lewis Fizz Advent Calendar, £75, John Lewis
Marks & Spencer knows that there’s something we love just as much as wine during the Christmas season – and that’s chocolate! We’re sure that’s why they came up with this doubly festive advent calendar with a bottle of prosecco and 24 Marc de Champagne chocolates. It's currently sold out on line but you can check your local M&S for stock.
The Season to Sparkle Prosecco Advent Calendar, £10, Marks & Spencer
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