Wine Advent Calendars 2022

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Wine Advent Calendars for 2022

Wine, Beer, and other Boozy Advent Calendars for December Fun

Last Update: November 21, 2022

Heads up! If you are ordering a true Advent Calendar, they start on December 1. You'll need to order from most places by November 21 to guarantee delivery in time for December 1.

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Beginning with ALDI and VineBox, wine advent calendars and Twelve Days of Christmas boxes really became a thing (in the US) a few years back. Like all trendy products, they’re multiplying like rabbits. Lucky us!

While kids of all ages look forward to a chocolate surprise each day in December leading up to Christmas, the adults get to look forward to Advent Calendars stocked with wine (and other booze) to help the holiday season go down a little more smoothly.

There are two kinds of boozy "advent calendars:"

You can treat the 12 Days of Christmas traditionally (starting on Christmas Day and enjoying through January 5), you can use it like a shorter Advent-style countdown which you’d start on December 12, or you can order two and start your fun on December 1.

Word to the wise: These super-fun adult beverage adventures sell out quickly — often within a few weeks of opening for pre-orders. If something on this page catches your fancy, don’t wait to order!

Can I get a Wine Advent Calendar delivered?

If you’ve never purchased booze online before, it may be news to you that not all states allow alcohol to be delivered to consumers at home. If you’re curious and want to learn more about how this works, you can check out my Wine Delivery Guide for more details.

If you live in a state where these advent calendars can’t be delivered, be sure to check out your local Total Wine, World Market, Costco, and ALDI for in-person shopping options.

To make shopping easier for you, each listing below includes the states the store can ship to. Also, someone 21+ years old will need to be present upon delivery to sign for the package.

Wine Delivery Tip from a Pro: My recommendation is to ship the package to your workplace if possible, or once you receive your shipping notice, redirect the shipment to a nearby FedEx or UPS pick-up location (they work with big chain stores like Walgreens, Duane Reade, and Michaels, not just FedEx Office stores and UPS Stores).

The Wine Advent Calendars

In Good Taste

Wine Advent Calendar by In Good Taste New Design for 2022
Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: Black Friday discounted to $124.99; 24 unique wines; Unusual grapes and styles; Only good for one person; Private label wines.

Price: $124.99, includes free shipping
On sale: Now
Ship date: Mid November

My personal favorite among the Wine Advent Calendars is the one produced by In Good Taste. I’ve tried their 187mL (one fourth of a bottle) mini wines in the past and some are better than others, but it’s all perfect for enjoying a nightly glass of wine during the holidays.

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I like that they also provide a list of the wines in the box, with the wine region and grape varieties called out. Some wines have tasting notes. As is appropriate to enjoy the surprise aspect of the advent calendar, they don’t tell you which wine you’ll open each day.

In 2022, they’ve added a few bells and whistles to their Advent Calendar experience. First, they’ve added an interactive component with a daily video and email to help you enjoy the wine even more. Second, they have a rewards program and are offering members 3x rewards points on purchases of Advent Calendars.

The portions are per person for this advent calendar, so I recommend you order two calendars if you plan to share the experience.

If you enjoy sampling single-serving pours instead of a whole bottle at a time, you can get started sooner or keep the fun going later by ordering their regular tasting collections.

In Good Taste cannot ship to: AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, RI, or UT. U.S. only.

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VineBox

VineBox Advent Calendar Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 100mL / 3.3oz (a small pour)

Good to know: Save 25% now for Black Friday; 12 unique wines; Unusual grapes and styles; Two designs to choose from; Only good for one person.

Price: $129, includes free shipping
On sale: In Stock
Ship date: Now

VineBox is the OG for holiday-themed wine tasting boxes in the US. Each “glass” is 3.3 oz (not quite a full glass of wine) and is designed to be a tour of special wineries they choose to work with.

Like last year, they have two themes so you can in the right mood. The themes are Holi-DAY and Twas the NIGHT collection. Both boxes are $129 and contain the same 12 distinct wines — four whites, two rosés, and six reds.

As the portions for this 12 Nights box are per person, I recommend ordering two boxes if you plan to share the experience. You can get two of each or get both for $199 for 24 nights (one for each of you or two for you for a whole month of fun).

I’ve tasted a lot of wines from VineBox over the years, and in general they’re very good. It’s definitely an eclectic selection and you probably won’t love every one of the wines included, but hopefully you’ll enjoy the experience of tasting something new each day.

VineBox 12 Nights Tasting Box from 2018A previous 12 Nights of Christmas I tried from VineBox VineBox 12 Nights Tasting Box from 2019A previous 12 Nights of Christmas I tried from VineBox VineBox Rosé Sampler Rosé sampler I tried from VineBox VineBox Variety of Wines A variety of VineBox wines I tried

If you enjoy sampling wines like this, you can get started sooner or keep the fun going later by ordering their other wine tasting boxes. Past examples include Rosé Collection of six glasses for $65, nine Fresh Reds for $95, nine Peaks & Valleys wines for $85, and a sommelier-selected assortment of nine single-varietal wines for $85.

VineBox cannot ship to: AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, KY, NH, MS, RI, SD, UT, or VT. U.S. only.

Buy this Advent Calendar

GiveThemBeer.com (Wine)

Mixed Wine Advent Calendar

Mixed Wine Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com A mix of red and white wine

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 375mL / 12.5oz (half bottle)

Good to know: 12 good quality wines; Great for sharing; Wine is marked up.

Price: $169, shipping is extra
On sale: On Sale
Ship date: Now

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Red Wine Advent Calendar

Red Wine Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Red wine only

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 375mL / 12.5oz (half bottle)

Good to know: 12 good quality red wines; Great for sharing; Wine is marked up.

Price: $169, shipping is extra
On sale: On Sale
Ship date: Now

Buy this Advent Calendar

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and other options are listed later in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the wine advent calendar bonanza and crafted a unique option for wine tasting your way to Christmas. They have curated two selections of twelve 375mL (half) bottles, perfect for sharing or keeping to yourself.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

GiveThemBeer.com

Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: 12 unique sparkling wines; Fun and festive; Only good for one person; Sparkling wine splits are prone to spoilage.

Price: $119, shipping is extra
On sale: On Sale
Ship date: Now

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and other options are listed later in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the wine advent calendar bonanza and crafted a unique option for wine tasting your way to Christmas. Enjoy 12 different sparkling wines from wineries like Chandon, Ruffino, Bellaire, Segura Viudas, Freixenet

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

BuyWinesOnline.com (Option 1)

Mixed Wine Advent Calendar by Sip & Savor Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: 2 each of 12 different wines; Deliver to a pickup location; Limit 1 per transaction; Very little info available about the wine; High shipping cost.

Price: $89.95, shipping is extra
On sale: On Sale
Ship date: Now

Sip & Savor wine advent calendars are available from many stores, but BuyWinesOnline.com makes it easy to choose between four different options. They offer two different packages for their 24-day advent calendar — the Snowman Sweater box is pictured, but there’s also a Jumping Reindeer package. There are two each of 12 different wines of these grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Rose, Red Blend, Moscato, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, Pinot Noir.

Buy Wines Online cannot ship to: AL, AK, MI, MS, or UT. U.S. only.

BuyWinesOnline.com (Option 2)

Mixed Wine Advent Calendar by Sip & Savor Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: 12 different wines; Deliver to a pickup location; Limit 1 per transaction; Very little info available about the wine; High shipping cost.

Price: $69.95, shipping is extra
On sale: On Sale
Ship date: Now

Sip & Savor wine advent calendars are available from many stores, but BuyWinesOnline.com makes it easy to choose between four different options. They offer two different packages for their 12 Days of Christmas calendar — the Holiday Christmas Bouquet option is pictured, but there’s also a Holiday Sweater package. There are 12 different wines of these grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Red Blend, Moscato, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, 2x Cabernet Blends

Buy Wines Online cannot ship to: AL, AK, MI, MS, or UT. U.S. only.

WSJwine

Wine Advent Calendar by WSJwine Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: 24 wines from around the world; Bonus sized Prosecco for Christmas Eve; Includes a $25 discount on a future purchase; WSJwine typically offers mediocre wine; More expensive than similar calendars.

Price: $149.99, includes free shipping
On sale: Now
Ship date: Now

A selection of popular (mostly) European wines typically offered in full-sized bottles. Includes French Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, white blends, red blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Provencal-style rosé; an aged Rioja from Spain; a Port from Portugal; Italian Pinot Grigio, red blends, a Nero d’Avola, and Corsiero Nero; and a couple of wines from South America. Wrap it all up with a bonus-sized Prosecco for Christmas Eve.

WSJwine cannot ship the Advent Calendar to: AL, AR, DE, MS, RI, or UT. U.S. only.

Total Wine

Wine Advent Calendar at Total Wine Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: 24 different and unique wines; All new for 2022; Good for sharing; Eclectic selection may not work for everyone.

Price: $79.99, includes free shipping
On sale: Now
Ship date: Pick up today, get it delivered soon

Total Wine has assembled a 24-day wine tasting extravaganza with their wine advent calendar. Each day contains a 187mL mini bottle (around 5 oz) to "try 24 different wines from different US wine regions! A surprise for each day, Can you say, ’White, Red and Rose - yes WAY!’." Perfect for those who tend to overindulge during the holidays, you can still treat yourself and be festive. I can’t seem to find any useful details about what’s inside.

Find a Total Wine near you.

Costco

Wine Advent Calendar at Costco New for 2022

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 187mL / 5oz (large glass)

Good to know: 24 different wines; All new for 2022; Only good for one person.

Price: $99.99, shipping is extra
On sale: Now
Ship date: Pick up today, get it delivered soon

Costco’s wine advent calendar offers 24 half-bottles, perfect for sharing or enjoying by yourself. An eclectic assortment of wines is included from France, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal, and Hungary. If you’re a Costco member, this is an excellent and affordable way to try wines from around the world, especially those harder-to-find countries.

If you want to explore the wines before heading out to your local Costco, you can do so at this excellent website created by Flying Blue Imports, the producer of this Costco-exclusive advent calendar.

Available at most Costco warehouses.

Hot tip: Can’t decide? Buy two of 12 Nights of Christmas options and make your own advent calendar season!

Beer Advent Calendars

While the fervor for adult advent calendars began with wine, it is spreading rapidly to more forms of booze — especially beer. Beer, which often comes in cans, is super easy to curate and ship in conveniently-sized boxes. Here is a selection of companies offering Beer Advent Calendars in 2022.

GiveThemBeer.com (Beer)

Beer Advent Calendar

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas

Beer Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com All kinds of craft beer

Good to know: 12 different craft beers; Beer tasting at home; Variety of styles means you may not like them all.

Price: $79, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

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IPA Beer Advent Calendar

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas

IPA Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com IPA craft beer only

Good to know: Perfect for IPA lovers; Beer tasting at home; These are widely available IPAs.

Price: $79, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

Buy this Advent Calendar

GiveThemBeer.com is a great resource for beer gifts. Their beer Advent Calendars are 100% craft beer from popular producers like Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Rogue, and Oskar Blues. Choose from all kinds of styles or just IPAs — for those who love the bitter punch in the mouth that comes with this style of beer. Tip: Don’t buy this for an IPA snob, they won’t be impressed with the selection.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

Brewvana

Brewvana 12 Beers of Christmas

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 12oz aluminum cans

Good to know: 12 different craft beers; Live video tastings in December; Best for one person; Price went up $10 from last year.

Price: $95, shipping is extra
On sale: Now
Ship date: On or around November 24

Brewvana has decided to make their 12 Days of Christmas beer box adhere to the traditional meaning where the festivities begin on Christmas Day. They won’t deliver it in time to use it as a countdown to Christmas, but they make it worth your while to go old school. Each day you can discover one of Brewvana’s favorite beers from across the country, and then join them online for “interactive appraisal and discussion about that day’s brew with our panel of beer experts and special guests. We’ve also sprinkled brewery swag, stocking stuffers, and other fun gifts throughout the box!”

Brewvana cannot ship to: AL, AR, DE, IN, MD, MO, MS, NC, UT, or WV. U.S. only.

Costco

Beer Advent Calendar at Costco New for 2022

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 12oz aluminum cans

Good to know: 24 different beers; Live video tastings in December; Only good for one person; Price went up $10 from last year.

Price: $69.99, includes free shipping
On sale: Now
Ship date: Pick up today, get it delivered soon

The Brewer’s Advent Calendar is created by Original Kalea, a German company. The beer Advent Calendar box contains 24 cans of beer, all from independent craft brewers in Germany. “The styles of beer range from märzen (a lager that originated in Bavaria), to pilsner, IPA, doppelbock, hefeweizen and more.” The selection, which I saw at my local Costco warehouse, is very similar to last year’s selection, but this year they’ve added live tastings on the Kalea YouTube Channel on December 1, 8, 15, and 22 at these times: Pacific 12 PM – Mountain 1 PM – Central 2 PM – Eastern 3 PM.

Available at most Costco warehouses.

Other Advent Calendars

If you like other booze, too, you can try one of these other options which include Whisky, canned cocktails, and hard-seltzers. This year the selection has proliferated, so if you are into spirits, this should be fun for you!

Flaviar

Whiskey Advent Calendar by Flaviar Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 50mL

Good to know: 24 different whiskies to try; A mix of well-known and unknown; Extras include a special glass and coaster; Only good for one person.

Price: $260, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

Flaviar is a company which sells spirits online. With this unique offering, they ship 1.5oz tasting samples for each of their spirits so you can figure out which styles are for you and which aren’t without having to buy a whole bottle of anything. They got their start with Whisk(e)y but now offer Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, Brandy, Cognac, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye memberships.

Flaviar ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, RI, SC, TN, WA, WI & WY. U.S. only.

GiveThemBeer.com (Whiskey)

Whiskey Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: Advent Calendar
Bottle Size: 50mL

Good to know: 24 different whiskies to try; A mix of well-known and unknown; Only good for one person.

Price: $139, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and wine were listed earlier in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the boozy advent calendar bonanza and crafted several unique options for tasting spirits all the way to Christmas. Several more are listed below, but this is the Whiskey selection.

Unlike some of their other calendars, this is a true 24-day advent calendar, so you get a good breadth of whiskey to try when you buy this. There isn’t a lot of information available about what’s inside, but from what I understand, whiskey drinkers who aren’t total connoisseurs (snobs) should enjoy this tasting box.

Last year they took us on a trip to outerspace with their Whiskies of the Galaxy-themed advent calendar. This year they’re taking us to the Depths of the Sea. "A carefully-curated chest of twenty-four precious finds from seven seas of Whiskey: Bourbon and Rye, Scotch and Irish, Japanese and Australian - and much more."

Depths of Whiskey features 24 1.7oz (50mL) samples packaged with bonus gifts: a Glencairn glass, a leather Flaviar coaster, and a tasting journal.

As the portions for this advent calendar are per person, I recommend ordering two calendars if you plan to share the experience. You can save $20 per calendar when you order more than one.

If you enjoy this style of tasting experience, you can get started sooner or keep the fun going later by joining the Flaviar Whiskey Club.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

Buy this Advent Calendar

GiveThemBeer.com (Liquor)

Liquor Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 50mL

Good to know: 12 different spirits; If you get bored easily, this is perfect; Only good for one person; All are well-known.

Price: $89, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and wine were listed earlier in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the boozy advent calendar bonanza and crafted several unique options for tasting spirits all the way to Christmas. Several more are listed below, but this is the general "spirits" selection which includes a variety of rum, tequila, whisk(e)y, and vodka.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

GiveThemBeer.com (Tequila)

Tequila Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 50mL

Good to know: 12 different tequilas; A mix of well-known and unknown; Only good for one person.

Price: $99, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and wine were listed earlier in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the boozy advent calendar bonanza and crafted several unique options for tasting spirits all the way to Christmas. Several more are listed below, but this is the Tequila selection which features favorite brands like Casamigos, Don Julio, Corazon, and Cuervo 1800.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

GiveThemBeer.com (Rum)

Rum Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 50mL

Good to know: 12 different rums; A mix of well-known and unknown; Only good for one person.

Price: $89, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and wine were listed earlier in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the boozy advent calendar bonanza and crafted several unique options for tasting spirits all the way to Christmas. Several more are listed in this section, but this is the Rum selection which features favorite brands like Bacardi, Kasama, and Zacapa.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

GiveThemBeer.com (Vodka)

Vodka Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Buy this Advent Calendar

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 50mL

Good to know: 12 different vodkas; A mix of well-known and unknown; Only good for one person.

Price: $89, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

While their website sells mostly beer gifts (beer and wine were listed earlier in this article), GiveThemBeer.com has cleverly joined the boozy advent calendar bonanza and crafted several unique options for tasting spirits all the way to Christmas. Several more are listed in this section, but this is the Vodka selection which features favorite brands like Ketel One, Frankly Organic, and Tito’s.

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

GiveThemBeer.com (Canned)

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Hard seltzers

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 12 oz cans

Good to know: 12 different hard seltzers; Great for sharing; Huge variety, you may not like them all.

Price: $59, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

Buy this Advent Calendar

Canned Cocktail Advent Calendar

Canned Cocktails Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com Canned cocktails (Ready-to-drink)

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Bottle Size: 12 oz cans

Good to know: 12 different canned cocktails; Great for sharing; Huge variety, you may not like them all.

Price: $79, shipping is extra
On sale: On sale
Ship date: Now

Buy this Advent Calendar

GiveThemBeer.com is clever and they have gone all-in on boozy advent calendars this year. In addition to the aforementioned Wine Advent Calendar and Beer Advent Calendar, they also offer a Canned Cocktail option ($79) and a Hard Seltzer option ($59). Discover a variety of canned cocktails like Cazadores Margarita, Ketel One Peach Vodka Spritz, Absolut Vodka Grapefruit & Rosemary, and Mamitas Pineapple + Tequila Soda. Taste your way through Hard Seltzers like Arizona Sunrise Cherry Punch, White Claw Watermelon, Funky Buddha Blood Orange, and TRULY Mango.

Can’t decide? Get them both and upgrade yourself from Twelve Days of Christmas to a mix-and-match Advent Calendar!

GiveThemBeer.com cannot ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, OK, or UT. U.S. only.

Jessyca Frederick

Guide by: Jessyca Frederick

Inspired by frequent questions from friends and family about different wines and wine practices, I write Useful Wine Guides so that people I don’t know might benefit from my knowledge and desire to share information, too.