I don’t know who thought to make Christmas Advent Calendars boozy, but they’re a legend! It’s not like we need another excuse to indulge further during the festive season, but hey, you’ve got to get into the Christmas spirit don’t ya ;)
This probably won’t surprise you, but if you’re one of my newer readers then you may not know that I actually created my very own wine advent calendar back in 2014. I counted down the days to Christmas with Swan Valley sparkling wine – it was a pretty awesome December (more details below)!
It seems like the idea of counting down the days to Christmas with wine has caught on and now a number of retailers in Australia are actually selling wine-filled Christmas countdowns. Hence why I thought it would be a good time to let you know who’s selling them alongside details on how you can put together a DIY Advent Calendar for wine-lovers.
So, grab a glass of vino and prepare to get jolly…
The Wine Gallery – 12 Wines of Christmas
As you may already know, I team up with The Wine Gallery for my monthly TC Wine Club. I love what these guys do in terms of their wine selection, customer service, their packaging and the little extras. For Christmas 2017 they have put together their 12 top-selling wines (red, whites, sparklings and rose) for you to unwrap on the lead up to Xmas. Like every delivery from The Wine Gallery, it’s not just bottles of wine you’ll get. With their Xmas adult-only advent calendar you’ll also get:
- Christmas recipes & pairings
- Tasting notes & tasting mats
- And some extra surprises that you’ll have to eagerly wait for
Cost = $285 including delivery in Australia
Find out more here.
Secret Bottle – 12 Wine Glasses of Christmas
If you haven’t already heard of the Secret Bottle wine club, then I suggest you have a read of my blog post all about these test tubes full of wine. If you don’t think your liver will appreciate a full bottle of wine a day in December, then Secret Bottle may be for you! The Secret Bottle advent calendar comprises of 12 test tubes of wine – each test tube is approximately a glass of wine. There are 3 options available:
- The 12 Reds of Christmas
- The 12 Whites of Christmas
- The 12 Mixed Wines of Christmas
The wines are chosen based on their highest rated wines and I don’t know about you, but I’d be tempted to get both a White and Red pack ;)
Cost = $79 + free shipping
Find out more here.
Taste your way through this festive season with the 12 wines of Christmas from Secret Bottle. Choose red, white or mixed wines and have twelve glasses of Australian boutique wine or grab both the 12 red wines and 12 white wines and make yourself a Wine Advent Calendar! Tag your friends who loves their wine and click the link in our BIO to taste your way through the holiday season! SHARE. SIP. SAVOUR with @secretbottlewine #SecretBottle
DIY Wine Advent Calendar
I can’t believe it was 3 years ago I set the task of tasting 25 different Swan Valley sparkling wines in the lead up to Christmas. It’s safe to say, myself and my friends involved had a very merry Christmas! You can read all about my DIY wine advent calendar here to help inspire you! I really loved putting all the blog posts together for my Christmas countdown and it was so interesting to try so many sparkling wines from the one region. By DIY-ing, it meant I could pick a ‘theme’ aka style of wine and really get to know it.
At the moment, it looks like these are the only wine advent calendar options available in Australia. In the coming years, I am sure we will see more of them. ALDI released their first advent calendar for winos in the UK this year, so there’s no doubt that they’ll bring that to Australia next year if it’s a success.
Cheers to a wine-filled Christmas everyone!