The Best Wine Advent Calendars 2023

Count down to the big day in the best way

Wine Calendars

by Hannah Mellin |
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Gone are the days of just chocolate or simple picture advent calendars - oh no, we've got so much more in our sights, from beauty to boozy, including the best wine advent calendars. Alcohol advent calendars are all the rage, perfect for those of us who prefer something different during our Christmas countdown. There are even whisky and gin advent calendars popping up in shops. There isn't long to go until the start of December, so why not count down in style?

Best Wine Advent Calendars At A Glance

Best for red wine lovers: Laithwaites Red Wine Advent Calendar - View Offer at Laithwaites
Best wine advent calendar: John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar - View Offer at John Lewis
Best for white wine lovers: Virgin Wines White Wine Advent Calendar - View Offer at Virgin Wines

Nothing screams Christmas markets more than a full-bodied red, and nothing says Christmas morning more than a glass of bubbles, so if pouring a glass of wine is your festive tipple of choice, you've come to the right place. The biggest and brightest wine brands and supermarkets are pulling out all the stops to bring you their most exciting release of the year, giving Santa himself a run for his money. Perfectly paired with a cheese advent calendar. Heaven.

Start the Christmas countdown with a bang with these wine calendars that will undoubtedly make you feel festive and jolly. From red to white wines and a few sparkling wines and rosés are thrown in for good measure, these alcohol advent calendars provide a medley of mini bottles and expertly picked wines to try in the December lead-up or to keep stocked for the big event. Drink up...

Wine Advent Calendars

Best for red wine lovers

Price: £89.99 (RRP £99.99)

For some people, nothing screams festive more than a bottle of red. Back by popular demand, this Laithwaites Red Wine Advent Calendar is a red wine lover's dream, complete with 24 bottles of customer favourites and new discoveries from around the world. Plus, there's a special secret on Christmas Eve. It's available to pre-order.


  • Try 24 new wines from around the world
  • Comes with a Christmas Eve surprise


  • No customer reviews

Best wine advent calendar

Wine Advent Calendar, 24x 18.7clJohn Lewis

If you're partial to a few glasses of wine a week, you probably couldn't think of a better way of counting down to the big day than with this 24-day John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar, showcasing fruity Merlots, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and an excellent Malbec. This festive box advent calendar contains 24 mini wine bottles sized 187ml.


  • Great variety of wines to try
  • Luxurious, reliable brand


  • No customer reviews

Best for white wine lovers

White Wine Advent Calendar 2023Virgin Wines

This Virgin Wines White Wine Advent Calendar is for white wine lovers, featuring 24 bottles of white from all around the world, plus a couple of rosés and a sparkling surprise too. It features 24 mini wine bottles including new grape varieties for 2022 and a full-size 25th bottle for Christmas Day. You can reserve it now. How exciting!


  • Features a full-sized bottle under door 25
  • It's a proper lineup of whites and sparkling


  • Does feature a few rosé wines

Luxury wine advent calendar

Wine & Fizz 24 Day Advent CalendarFreixenet
Price: £79.95 (was 94.95)

Wine and fizz? Yes, please. Enjoy a selection of Frexienet's delicious sparkling and still wines. The Freixenet 24-Day Wine and Fizz Advent Calendar lets you count down to the Big Day in style. This calendar includes 12 stand-out Still Wines (187ml) and 12 Sparkling Wines (200ml) from brands: Freixenet, I heart wines, Mionetto and Mouton Cadet.


  • A mix of sparkling and still wines
  • Delicious, luxury selection


  • No customer reviews

Best personalised wine advent calendar

Wine Advent CalendarGetting Personal

As well as being packed full of 24 different wines from around the world, this Getting Personal Wine Advent Calendar also lets you write a personalised gift card - perfect for adding a little surprise to the recipient alongside the 24 bottles (187ml) of red, rose and white wine inside. How exciting. It'll be like Christmas has come early. Well, it kind of has.


  • Includes a personalised gift card
  • Features 24 miniature wine bottles


  • No customer reviews

Best for lovers of fizz

John Lewis to the rescue! Celebrate the run-up to Christmas, this Fizz Advent Calendar contains twenty-four miniature glass bottles of fizz. From Prosecco to Champagne, it's packed full of scintillating bubbles to get you in the Christmas mood.


  • A great option for lovers of Prosecco
  • Features a few bottles of Champagne


  • No customer reviews yet

Best for eco-conscious wine drinkers

From Not On The High Street, we recommend the Brixton Wine Club Advent Calendar. The perfect countdown to Christmas for a wine lover, this advent calendar contains 24 different wine cans and wine cocktails. From reds and bubbles to delicate whites and some cocktail surprises, too, hidden behind the doors you’ll discover some favourites.


  • Aluminium and packaging are recyclable
  • A fabulous selection of reds and whites


  • Not all wines are vegan


Which wines do the team recommend?

National Drink Wine Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated annually on February 18th - and A Modern Kitchen celebrated it on Instagram. When asked what their favourite wine to drink is, what did our writers say?

Rosie recommended the Gallo Family Moscato, available at Tesco.

Piper recommended the Bowl Grabber Sparkling Rose, available on Amazon UK.

Ellen recommended the Porta 6 Lisboa Red, available at Tesco.

Hannah M recommended Kylie Minogue's Rose, available at Tesco.

Natalie K recommended the Freixenet Prosecco D.O.C., available at Slurp.

Hannah C recommended the SO Organic Pinot Grigio, available at Sainsbury's.

Natalie C recommended the Castellore Italian Primitivo, available at Aldi UK.

Hannah Mellin is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for Modern Gardens, A Modern Kitchen, Yours and Take A Break. She has been working in the Journalism industry for over a decade and has written for an array of brands including John Lewis, Daily Mirror and Grazia. When she's not writing, researching or testing products, she's renovating her Victorian terrace and chilling in the garden with her sausage dog Waffle.

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