I know we are still in October but Christmas is a mere few weeks away and December is going roll around faster that you can say 'pass the wine'. I love Christmas but what I don't love is all the stress that comes along with it - empty bank accounts, crowded shopping centres and don't even get me started on the family feuds! But, all that aside, there are still things for us grown ups to get excited about when it comes to the festive season and topping that list are the Adult Advent Calendars. You know the ones I'm talking about - the ones that let you count down the days to Christmas with booze. Here are some of the best ones I've come across, do yourself a favour and treat yourself. You won't regret it - unless of course you drink them all on December 1st.
De Bortoli Wine Advent Calendar
I treated myself to one of these last year and was very happy with my purchase. 24 mini bottles of wine to count down the days until Xmas - what's not to love? The wines were fantastic and this particular advent calendar helped me discover my love of Prosecco. This year's calendar is available from the De Bortoli online store for $139. If you want one, you'd better be quick though. Last year's sold out in a flash and last I heard there were just 500 left! Go and snap one up.
The Wine Academy - 12 Days of Christmas
This advent calendar from The Wine Academy features 12 full-sized bottles of South Australian wine. Choose to have all reds, whites or a mixed dozen. Each bottle is individually wrapped and numbered so you can either treat yourself to a daily surprise or use them as Kris Kringle gifts. Click HERE to check them out!
Good Pair Days - 12 Wines of Christmas
Good Pair Days Wine Advent Calendars come packed with 12 full-sized bottles of wine. Choose from Reds, Chillable (a mix of White, Rose & Sparkling) or Mixed (Red, White, Rose & Sparkling). Each bottle is individually wrapped and you will also receive recipes, tasting notes, pairing suggestions and a few little surprises. Prices range from $189 - $465 to suit all budgets. Last year's 12 Wines of Christmas Calendars sold out in record time so don't delay, click HERE to order yours today.
Master of Malt
Not a wine related advent calendar, but still full boozy excitement for those who prefer a different alcoholic beverage. Master of Malt offer a range of advent calendars featuring Gin, Whisky, Bourbon, Vodka, Cognac, Tequila and Rum to name a few. Prices range from $75 all the way to OMFG! If you're after one of these, I'd hurry as some ranges are already sold out. Check out what Master of Malt has on offer by following the link below and typing 'Advent' into the search bar.
Copper and Oak 25 Wine Advent Calendar
This advent calendar from Copper and Oak counts you down all the way to Christmas and there's also one to enjoy when the big day arrives. Yes 25 mini bottles of wine are included, red, white and sparkling, and sizes range from 187 - 200ml. Each bottle is individually wrapped and numbered and for just $115, this is a great value treat. Pre order yours HERE.
Beer Cartel Beer Advent Calendar
Beer lovers rejoice, there's an advent calendar for you too from the Beer Cartel. The Beer Cartel's Beer Advent Calendar offers 25 new and limited release beers. There's $200 worth of beer included for just $149.99. There's limited stock available with over 40% sold out already. Time's running out, pre order yours HERE before they are all gone.
So tell me in the comments below, which one would you choose, either for yourself or as a gift?
Wining and whining my way through life.