The best wine advent calendars for 2024

What’s the time? Oh yeah, it’s wine o’clock

Updated on 24 October 2023 • Written By Caroline Hendry

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The best wine advent calendars for 2024

In the last few years, creative takes on the traditional Christmas advent calendar have exploded - gone are the days of a standard chocolatey treat behind each door (although we’ll still take one of those if you are reading this Mum), instead having been replaced by all sorts of artisan food and drink options. So far in 2024, we have seen advent calendars launched that are filled with gourmet popcorn, flavoured marshmallows and even cheese.


It is not just foodies that have been able to step up their advent calendar game though. Those who appreciate a fine tipple can also enjoy something new this year, thanks to the abundance of alcohol advent calendars that have launched. Each of these calendars comes pre-filled with a selection of miniature or full-sized wine bottles to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas, or you could even save them up for the big day itself and share them between friends and family.

There is something deliciously grown-up and luxe feeling about having a wine advent calendar. In many ways, it is even better than having a traditional chocolate advent calendar, as rather than scoffing a chocolatey treat first thing, you can go about your day knowing that you have a glass of wine waiting for you when you get home.

You can tuck into a red wine advent calendar or a white wine advent calendar, and there's even options for those who prefer fizz - whatever you're after, we're here to help and have rounded up some of our favourites that you can purchase online this year. There really is something for every wine-lover here, and some of them are refillable too, so you can use them year after year.

Check out our pick of the best wine advent calendars for 2024 below, so that you can eat, drink and be merry this Christmas (please drink responsibly). Or, check out our round-up of all the best advent calendars for food and drink lovers.

Virgin Wines Advent Calendar

Virgin Wines Advent Calendar

What: Virgin was one of the very first brands to get in on the wine advent calendar action, first launching in 2016. This year, Virgin is stepping up its game by offering three different advent calendars: mixed, red and white. Each one features 24 miniature bottles of wine, as well as one regular-sized bottle to crack open on Christmas Day.
How much: £89.99
Buy it: Virgin Wines

Wine Down to Christmas Advent Calendar

Wine, box and baubles

What: Behind the doors of this wine advent calendar you will find a range of miniature wine bottles, with enough in them to fill a glass. Expect to find everything from classic red and white options, to more fun sips such as roses and Prosecco.
How much: £124.95
Buy it: Not on the Highsteet

Sunday Times Fine Wine Advent Calendar

What: This Advent calendar not only contains an excellent selection of fine red and white wines, but it is also presented beauitfully, in a box with a feel good Christmas illustration on the front. Along with miniature bottles for 23 days of December, you'll also get a full size bottle of prosecco to share on Christmas eve, and we think the wine buff in your life will love this.
How much: £150
Buy it: The Sunday Times Wine Club

John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar

Wine bottles and a glass

What: This one truly has it all; fruity merlots, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, malbec and more fill this intricately detailed advent calendar. It's hard to resist these 24 delicious wines, especially in their appealing miniature form - the ideal size to accompany a cosy, festive evening after work.
How much: £95
Buy it: John Lewis

Prosecco O’Clock Advent Calendar

fizz wheel

What: Tick, tock it’s Prosecco o’clock! If sparkling wine is your preferred tipple, check out this Prosecco advent calendar, which features 12 varieties of the fizzy stuff for you to enjoy. It is also refillable, so you can wheel it out every year for another round - cheers to that!
How much: £114.95
Buy it: Not on the Highstreet

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar

Reindeer box and wine bottles

What: Cut-price supermarket Aldi knows how to entice customers, so it’s no surprise that they are launching another wine advent calendar for 2024. This year’s advent calendar hasn’t been officially released yet so details are scarce, but if it’s anything like previous years, you can expect to enjoy 24 miniature bottles of wines from around the world.
How much: TBC
Buy it: Aldi (available in UK stores and online from 30 October)

Personalised Fizz Advent Calendar

What: This wine advent calendar features 24 miniature bottles of white, red and rose, with wines sourced from across the globe. There is also the option to add a personalised gift card, to make this an extra special present for a loved one.
How much: £81.99
Buy it: Getting Personal

Freixenet Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar 

Fizz, wine and box

What: What better than 12 Freixenet sparkling wines and 12 wines to count down the last days until Christmas? Inside the beautiful re-enforced cardboard box (that's also reusable or recyclable) is a tempting selection of wines to try: Prosecco, Cava, Italian Sparkling Rose, Cava Rosado and still wines. It's sure to be the perfect gift!
How much: £60
Buy it: Threshers

Wines aren’t the only alcoholic tipple to get the calendar treatment - check out our pick of the best gin advent calendars.

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