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Best wine advent calendars for Christmas 2020 to wine down to the festive season

Abha Shah and Ellie Davis
·4-min read

It’s a time for goodwill to all men (and women) - and that includes the oenophiles amongst you. Wine lovers have more reason to celebrate this festive period, because we’ve run the numbers and there are more wine-filled advent calendars around this year than ever before.

While chocolate advent calendars have been a festive fixture since the early 90s, boozy ones are a relatively new innovation. Yet, they offer the same excitement and daily indulgence as its innocent predecessor.

You can get alcohol-spiked calendars for every taste, from gin to whisky. If you love nothing more than a chilled glass of wine at the day’s end though, what’s better than a wine advent calendar this December?

The aim isn’t to leave you more red-faced than Rudolf though; it’s about appreciating new wines from vineyards at home and abroad, and learning more about your favourite tipple.

Typically you’ll find a miniature bottle of wine hiding behind each of the 24 windows, and if you’re lucky, even a full sized bottle concealed behind window 25 to enjoy on Christmas Day. You can pick from all white, all red or mixed cases to widen your wine portfolio.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking to put the fizz into someone else’s Christmas, shop the best wine advent calendars below.

Shop more of the best advent calendars for Christmas 2020:

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar 2020

The retailer's renowned wine advent calendar is back for another year and lovers of the grape-based beverage have a lot to be excited for. Available from November 1, there will be a mini bottle of red, white, rose or fizz behind each of the windows from the best wine growing regions across the world. But it doesn't end there. The brand is taking it to the next level this year by also launching a designated Prosecco & Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar for £59.99. There are 200ml bottles of traditional prosecco, ranging from Italian Rose to Pinot Grigio varieties.

£49.99 | Aldi

Wine Advent Calendar 2020

Housed in this very festive box, you will find 23 mini bottles - 187ml each - of delicious red, white and fizz that will make this year's countdown to Christmas oh-so merry. This calendar will make the ultimate gift for the wine lover in your life or the perfect treat for yourself.

£69.99 | Laithwaites

Virgin Wines Advent Calendar

Bigger and better for 2020, Virgin Wines is back with its impressive selection of wine to help you toast down to Christmas day in the best way we know how. The bumper selection combines 24 carefully selected bottles from around the world housed in a festive box. The online wine retailer is offering an all-red, all-white or a mixed case to suit all tastes.

£89.99 | Virgin Wines

Wine Advent Calendar

With this wine-filled advent, you can discover some of the world’s best whites, reds, and roses that will make the perfect accompaniment to your festive feasts or the ideal treat at the end of a long, cold winter day. The calendar contains 24 mini 187ml bottles of the likes of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel and Shiraz.

£69.95 | The Bottle Club

Tipsy Tree Alcohol Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas in the best way with this refillable tree advent calendar. The free-standing wooden tree will fit seamlessly with your seasonal décor and can become the focal point for your presents if a real tree is not feasible or space-efficient. It comes alongside a box filled with mini 20cl bottles of fizz for you to pop in the numbered holes in the order of your choice. The selection includes the likes of Bottega, Accademia Moscato Spumante and Laurent Perrier Brut for the big day. Re-use the tree for next year.

£140 | First4Hampers

Wine Advent Calendar Clock

It's officially wine o'clock and let the celebrating begin with a mini bottle of the delicious beverage every day for 12 in the lead up to Christmas. The satisfying selection includes a bottle of Merlot, Shiraz, Sauignon, Zinfandel. The clock can be refilled the following year.

£89.95 | Not on the High Street

Wine and Sparkling Advent Calendar

This mixed wine advent has a festive red Christmas design that will fit seamlessly under your tree. Collating the finest wines from around the world, the advent promises to step your seasonal celebrations up a few notches with a bottle behind every door. The selection includes offerings from JP. Chenet, Brut Dargent and Calvet.

£64.05 | Amazon