Wine Advent Calendars 2021

Wine Advent Calendars for 2021 for the US

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

Last Update: October 11, 2021

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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. This page contains a thorough selection of calendar boxes to make your holidays boozier and more fun.

There are two flavors of these new advent calendars: a true 24-day calendar which begins on December 1, and a 12 Days of Christmas option. You can treat the 12 Days of Christmas traditionally (starting on Christmas Day and enjoying through January 5) or you can use it like a shorter Advent-style countdown which you’d start on December 12.

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, you may not know that not all states freely 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 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. 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).

Wine Advent Calendars

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! They are so wildly popular that the 2021 pre-sales began in September and many of them will sell out within weeks. I’ll keep this page up to date as I find out about new boxes and updates to when you can order or pre-order existing boxes, and when they’re sold out.

In Good Taste

Wine Advent Calendar by In Good Taste

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $135, includes free shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: Orders begin shipping by November 1, 2021

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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.

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.

As the portions for this advent calendar are per person, I recommend ordering 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 Wine Advent Calendar

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $129
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: Early November

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VineBox was one of the original companies making a holiday-themed tasting box 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. 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.

This year they're offering two different packages. One is a holiday-themed box called Wonderland and the other not holiday-oriented and is called Abstract. Both boxes are $129 and contain 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.

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: 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.

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GiveThemBeer.com (Wine)

Still Wine Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com

Still Wine (Half Bottles)
Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $169 + $15 ground shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: November delivery

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

Sparkling Wine (Splits)
Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $119 + $15 ground shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: November delivery

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 bottles, perfect for sharing or keeping to yourself.

Sparkling Wine: $119 for 12 splits (187mL is one quarter of a bottle). The selection of sparkling wines is pictured and includes a variety of good-quality sparkling wines. Get to know popular sparkling wine styles like Prosecco and Cava, California sparkling from Chandon, Segura Viudas, Ruffino, Lunetta, and more.

Still Wine: $169 for 12 half-bottles (375mL). The selection of wines is pictured and includes a variety of good-quality wines generally available in half-bottles. Get to know popular wineries like Kim Crawford, Josh Cellars, J Lohr, Coppola, and Murphy Goode.

If you are very disciplined, you could turn these 12-bottle tasting boxes into your own Advent Calendar by drinking half of each bottle (one good-sized glass) every other day. Or… buy one of each to mix and match!

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

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Mano’s Wine

12 Nights of Wine Ornaments by Manos Wine

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Price: $49.95, shipping is extra
On sale: Available now
Ship date: Available now

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A fun twist on the 12 Nights of Christmas wine theme, Mano’s Wine’s offer is for 12 Christmas Tree wine ornaments. Hang ’em on the tree and open one each night. Once you pour the wine into your glass you can put the wine bottle back on the tree! Festively styled bottles contain California Cabernet Sauvignon described as: "Hints of Chocolate and berries, medium bodied, and smooth." Mano’s is an actual winery, so this is their wine they’re bottling for these holiday ornaments.

Mano’s Wine cannot ship to: AL, AK, AR, DE, KY, MS, SD, or UT. HI available but you have to order over the phone. U.S. only.

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QVC + Vintage Wine Estates

Wine Advent Calendar by QVC

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $107.69, shipping included
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: November Delivery

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QVC has assembled their own holiday tasting box of 12 half-bottles with the help of Vintage Wine Estates, a company which owns many well-known, premium wine brands. Gems like Girard Winery, B.R. Cohn, Laetitia Winery, and Qupe are included, and there is a variety of grapes and California wine regions in the box. This is an example of QVC being able to offer deals no one else can as the low price on this box is exceptional. Order extra to enjoy later!

QVC cannot ship alcohol to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, or UT. U.S. only.

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Total Wine (Wine)

Wine Advent Calendar at Total Wine

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $79.99
prices may vary by location
On sale: In stores now
Online ordering only for pickup or local delivery

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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.

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ALDI (Wine)

Wine Advent Calendar by QVC

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $59.99
prices may vary by location
On sale: In stores beginning November 3
No online ordering or delivery

ALDI almost single handedly created the market for wine advent calendars, starting in the UK for a few years before bringing the concept to this side of the pond. This is a very popular wine advent calendar, both because it’s a full 24 days and because they’re widely available. The wines included are mini-bottles (187mL splits) of wines ALDI normally sells.

Some additional fun: ALDI offers a Cheese Advent Calendar which you can buy to create a daily cheese and wine pairing. ALDI also offers other Advent Calendars which they’ll be announcing in October.

Costco (Wine)

Wine Advent Calendar by Costco

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $99.99
On sale: In warehouses now
No online ordering or delivery

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 (although you’ll ruin the surprise) you can do so at this excellent website created by Flying Blue Imports, the producer of this Costco-exclusive advent calendar.

World Market (Wine)

Wine Advent Calendar at World Market

Style: Twelve Nights of Wine
Price: $59.99
On sale: Not in store yet
Ship date: Online ordering and delivery are not available

World Market usually has a nice selection of Advent Calendars and 12 Nights of Christmas sets — some boozy, some for actual kids. They haven’t released this year’s line-up yet, but I did find this new one listed as "out of stock" on their website. It’s 12 187mL mini-bottles (splits) filled with California wine and includes: three white wines, one rosé, one Moscato, and the rest are red wines and red blends. I’m guessing they’ll launch it soon. When they do, I’ll update this listing.

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 2021.

GiveThemBeer.com (Beer)

Beer Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $84 + $15 ground shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: November Delivery

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GiveThemBeer.com is a great resource for beer gifts. Their Beer Advent Calendar is 100% craft beer from popular producers like Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Rogue, and Oskar Blues. It’s a mix of ales and IPAs, and a cool assortment of one each of a Belgian-style White, a Brown, a White Stout, and a Milk Stout. Substitutions might be made.

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

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Brewvana

Beer Advent Calendar by Brewvana

Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $95 + $19.95 ground shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: Delivery will begin on or around December 15

Buy this Advent Calendar

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.

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ALDI (Beer)

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $49.99, prices may vary by location
On sale: In stores beginning November 3
Ship date: Online ordering and delivery are not available

Not to leave their beer drinkers high and dry, ALDI also makes a Beer Advent Calendar. This year’s product launch has been hush-hush (no teasers like we get for their wine calendar) so I have no photos to show you or a description to provide.

In general, reviewers seemed to like the 2020 version the most so far, and their photos indicate it’s an International selection of styles. I’m not sure if this year they’ll offer cans or bottles.

Costco (Beer)

Beer Advent Calendar by Costco

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $59.99
On sale: In warehouses now
No online ordering or delivery

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.” See the beers

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. Here are the most compelling ones I’ve seen so far.

Flaviar

Whisky Advent Calendar by Flaviar

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $225: free shipping + bonus gifts
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: Between October and November 2021, in time for December 1 start

Buy this Advent Calendar

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.

Whiskies of the Galaxy, their Whisk(e)y advent calendar, features 24 of these 1.5oz samples packaged with bonus gifts: a Glencairn glass, a Flaviar coaster, a booklet of tasting notes, and special discounts for a full year (get the member prices on their spirits without purchasing a subscription).

As the portions for this advent calendar are per person (1.5 oz), I recommend ordering two calendars if you plan to share the experience.

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

Flaviar cannot ship to: AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, ID, IA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NC, MT, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, or WY. U.S. only.

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Total Wine (Irish Cream)

Irish Cream Advent Calendar at Total Wine

Style: 12 Days of Christmas
Price: $29.99
prices may vary by location
On sale: In stores now
Online ordering only for pickup or local delivery

Buy this Advent Calendar

Calling all you White Russian fans! Total Wine is promoting a Sheelin brand Irish Cream advent calendar just for you! "A flavor exploration sure to bring delight and merry. Includes 12 original flavors ranging from tropical tastes to warming notes. Examples include: Chocolate Cherry, Colada, Creme Brulee, Key Lime, Mango, Mocha and more!"

Find a Total Wine near you.

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GiveThemBeer.com (Hard Seltzer & Canned Cocktails)

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com

Hard Seltzer
Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $50 + $15 ground shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: November delivery

Buy this Advent Calendar Canned Cocktails Advent Calendar by GiveThemBeer.com

Canned Cocktails
Style: Twelve Days of Christmas
Price: $79 + $15 ground shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: November delivery

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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.

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Hard Seltzer Box Co.

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar by Hard Seltzer Box Co.

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $99.99 + $30 shipping
On sale: Pre-order available now
Ship date: Late November delviery

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Hard seltzer is a popular canned beverage these days. With so many companies making such mouthwateringly interesting varieties, a hard seltzer tasting box sounds awesome. Unfortunately, Hard Seltzer Box Co. doesn’t tell us anything about the seltzers in the box, so you’re really going on an adventure if you sign up for this one.

Hard Seltzer Company Box Co. has not made it easy to see where they can and cannot ship. You’ll need to visit their website and select your state to find out if you can get it delivered.

ALDI (Hard Seltzer)

Style: Advent Calendar
Price: $34.99, prices may vary by location
On sale: In stores beginning November 3
Ship date: Online ordering and delivery are not available

Not to leave their seltzer drinkers feeling left out, ALDI also makes a Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar. This year’s product launch has been hush-hush (no teasers like we get for their wine calendar) so I have no photos to show you or a description to provide.

Jessyca Frederick

Guide by: Jessyca Frederick

Inspired by frequent questions from friends and family about different wines and wine practices, Jessyca writes Useful Wine Guides so that people she doesn’t know might benefit from her knowledge and desire to share information, too.