The best wine advent calendars of 2022, from fizz to fine Bordeaux

We've selected the best wine advent calendars to help you countdown to Christmas

A collage of three wine advent calendars by freixenet, canti and tipsy tree with stars in the background
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Wine advent calendars might be the best thing to happen to Christmas since Quality Street swapped that aggressively dry brazil nut in The Big Purple One for a creamy little hazelnut (if you know, you know) 

The best Christmas food gifts – and drink gifts – are the ones that are a little bit decadent. And what wine-lover wouldn't want to receive a dinky bottle of vino every day? Whether you actually partake in a nightly tipple all December long (not advisable) there is something magical about having a stacked wine rack and the chance to discover new grapes, regions, and flavors at your fingertips, whenever you fancy. 

If you're looking for a special treat for a bon vivant, we've got all the best wine advent calendars 2022 has to offer right here. Or, for an alternative 25-day tipple trail, take a look at our gin advent calendar and alcohol advent calendar guides for our top beer, spirit, and cocktail picks. 

The best wine advent calendars in 2022

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Explore the best wine advent calendars of 2022, featuring collections from Aldi, Freixenet, Virgin Wines, and more.

Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar


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1. Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar

The best wine advent calendar for mixed styles

Specifications

RRP: £89.99 (including £10 reservation fee)
Available : Now
Delivery: 3-5 day shipping

Reasons to buy

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Excellent variety of styles 
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Contains a full-size red
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Good value for what's included 

Reasons to avoid

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A little bulky 

Wine advent calendars don't come more crowd-pleasing than this offering from Virgin Wines. It's packed with 24 mini bottles of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine from a variety of global producers, including a crisp South African chenin blanc, juicy Portuguese red, and a gorgeous Australian sparkling blend that'll wash away any misguided Chardonnay stigma with every sip. 

Each wine comes in a 20cl bottle, apart from one full-size 75cl red for Christmas day – a rich and spicy Australian shiraz that'll pair perfectly with your post-lunch cheeseboard. One thing to note is that this calendar is on the bulky side, so if space is an issue this may not be for you. Otherwise, this is a brilliant pick and mix, offering  a better variety of brands than any others on this list. 

Freixenet 12-Day Sparkling Wine Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

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2. Freixenet 12-Day Sparkling Wine Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

The best sparkling wine advent calendar

Specifications

RRP: £74.95
Available: Now
Delivery: 7-10 working days

Reasons to buy

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Mix of sparkling wines
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Pretty keepsake packaging
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A party in a box! 

Reasons to avoid

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Only 12 bottles

Here's a good time in a box if ever we saw one! Prosecco is definitely the party fizz du jour but then again a good cava is often crisper and dryer with finer bubbles. Can't choose between the two? With this wine advent calendar, you don't have to. 

Spanish Cava behemoths Freixenet have included three 20cl bottles of Prosecco DOC and three sparkling Italian rosés along with three apiece of their classic Cordon Negro Cava, and Cordon Rosado Cava. All come housed in this cute keepsake calendar, which looks very pretty in its soft gold color scheme and has sturdy enough drawers to be re-filled and reused next year. It may only contain 12 days' worth of minis rather than 25, but moderation is never a bad thing when it comes to alcohol. 

Aldi wine advent calendar

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3. Aldi Wine advent calendar

The best budget wine advent calendar

Specifications

RRP: £59.99
Available: October 30
Delivery : Next day available

Reasons to buy

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Excellent value for money 
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Festive packaging 
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Good mixture of styles

Reasons to avoid

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Not a huge variety of producers

Aldi is famed for its excellent value house range and savvy selection of fine wines by under-the-radar producers (seriously, try the Alpha Greek Chardonnay) So it follows that this wine advent calendar offers a budget-conscious option, as well as some interesting drinks to sup. 

It contains 24 mini bottles including red, white and rosés from household name JP Chanet, plus the Calvert Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon (a classic Bordeaux) and Brut d’Argent Chardonnay for bubbles. We would have loved to have seen Aldi dig into its impressively varied range a little more in terms of producers (the selection is dominated by three big-name brands) But, that lack of variety will appeal to wine drinkers who prefer consistency to experimentation. It's available online only from 30th October and, at this price, we predict a sell-out. 

Tipsy Tree Advent Calendar With Wine, one of w&h's alcohol advent calendars picks

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4. Tipsy Tree Advent Calendar With Wine

The best re-usable wine advent calendar

Specifications

RRP: £84.99
Available: Now
Delivery: 1-2 day shipping

Reasons to buy

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Festive decoration and calendar in one 
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Re-usable year after year
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A unique gift

Reasons to avoid

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Takes up a lot of room 

Here's something a bit different. This clever Christmas tree-shaped calendar is crafted from wood with 24 cubby holes filled with mini wine bottles. This means you won't just have a wine advent calendar for 2022, it'll be for life! 

One thing we love about the Tipsy Tree is that it offers options for customization - it can come filled with wine, sparkling wine, spirits, or you can buy an empty tree and fill it yourself with a mixture. The 24 white and red wines included in this version are mostly crowd-pleasing classics including plenty of pinot grigio and merlot plus a silky Chilean malbec and spicy Aussie Shiraz. We love that this freestanding tree also makes one of the best Christmas decorations that you can keep re-using for years to come. 

Thornton & France Wine Advent Calendar

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5. Thornton & France Wine Advent Calendar

The best wine advent calendar for new world wines

Specifications

RRP: £79.99
Available : Now
Delivery: One-day delivery available

Reasons to buy

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Modern wine selection
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Great mix of styles 
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Attractive looking, sturdy design

Reasons to avoid

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If you're into European classics

This would be an ideal wine advent calendar for fans of those fruit-forward, easy-drinking new-world wines that make some of the best Christmas drinks for festive parties. While this calendar doesn't specifically market itself as new-world specific, every one of the 24-strong selections hails from sunny, non-European wine-producing climes including Chile, Australia, and South Africa. Expect plummy merlots, gooseberry sharp sauvignon, and everyone's favorite meat-friendly red, Argentinian malbec. 

Drinking aside, we like the look of this particular calendar. It's festive without being garish and won't jar with your seasonal decor. Like most alcohol advent calendars, it's a fairly sizeable box (all the better to pack in 24 187ml bottles) but it's also pretty robust-looking and will sit nicely beside the tree without falling over or getting in the way. 

Canti Prosecco Advent Calendar

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6. Canti Prosecco Advent Calendar

The best wine and chocolate calendar

Specifications

RRP: £14.99
Available: Now
Delivery : From next day

Reasons to buy

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The best of both worlds
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Very affordable 
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Slimline and easy to store

Reasons to avoid

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Only one bottle of prosecco 

If you like the idea of wine advent calendars in theory, but know deep-down that some part of you would miss the daily sweet treat only a chocolate calendar can provide, step this way! Canti's prosecco advent calendar contains 24 mini chocolate slabs to be nibbled daily as you countdown to the big bubbly payoff: A 20cl bottle of Prosecco DOC.  

Not only is this calendar offering the best of both worlds, it's also by far the most budget-friendly on our list and slimline enough to sit on any mantelpiece or shelf. This affordability and crowd-pleasing nature would make this a perfect early Christmas present for friends, or a little gift to you, from you. Self care is important at this time of year. 

Fiona McKim
Beauty Editor, womanandhome.com

 As woman&home's Beauty Channel Editor, Fiona Mckim has tried more products than she’s had hot dinners and nothing makes her happier than raving about brilliant finds on womanandhome.com or her instagram grid (@fionamckim if you like hair experiments and cute shih-tzus). Fiona joined woman&home as Assistant Beauty Editor in 2013 under industry legend Jo GB, who taught her everything she needed to know (learn about ingredients and employ extreme cynicism). She has since covered every corner of the industry, from interviewing dermatologists and celebrities to reporting backstage at Fashion Week and judging the w&h Beauty Awards.