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I don’t know about you, but I feel like half the fun of the holiday season is the anticipation (and planning) that comes with counting down to the big day. From quirky traditions only your family has, to the increased impulse to hang around the dinner table with friends or garden just one more sugar cookie, the holiday season is loved for the freedom it gives you to indulge in a little more fun than usual.
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One of my favorite ways to capture the delightful anticipation of the holiday season? An advent calendar. I made them all the time as a kid and have continued the tradition now that I have my own child. The only thing I forgot? To actually continue the tradition of Myself, also. Fortunately, Vinebox is here to save the day.
Honestly, I can’t think of anything more pleasant than a glass of wine by the fireplace with some Christmas music, and that’s why I was so thrilled to hear that Vinebox is releasing its wine advent calendar again this year – only it’s bigger and better than ever. If you’re not familiar with Vinebox, here’s the gist: The company offers modern wine tasting, selling curated boxes of individual wine “samples” (each enough for a 100ml pour), selected by master sommeliers around the world. Their most popular collections include wines themed to places (like Europe) or meals (like a steak dinner), though their epic Christmas advent calendar is really what gets our hearts racing.
Launched a few years back, Vinebox’s 12 Nights of Wine advent calendar continues to sell out faster than you can say “Naughty List” and this year is sure to be no different, even with their expanded offerings. For the first time ever, you can choose between not one but three various Vinebox advent calendars. The first two, the Holi-Day box and the ‘Twas the Night box, each include 12 servings of wine packaged in elegant glass bottles. While each box will keep you cozy for 12 nights, they vary slightly in their flavor profiles – the Holi-Day box has reds and whites that are a bit brighter and crisper, while the ‘Twas the Night box contains reds and whites that have a richer and bolder appeal.
For those looking to keep the party going all December, Vinebox has some great news: This year, you can indulge in a 24-night collection of reds and whites that will make for fun parties all season long. Featuring 24 different European wines (that’s right, no repeats here!), Vinebox’s 24 Nights of Wine comes in two boxes, each labeled with a countdown, so you can make a fun reveal each night before turning the top of your latest treat.
All three collections come with a virtual tasting experience for each wine, led by a certified sommelier, so you’ll learn all about the individual flavor notes of each blend, as well as receive pairing suggestions and more. Like what have you been sipping? Vinebox can help there too. They offer an online bottle shop where you can grab many of the exclusive blends you’ve been enjoying in your boxes at exclusive prices.
The holiday season may still be a few calendar flips away, but there’s no way this splashy advent calendar will last until December. In fact, the wine advent calendars are available for pre-sale now and will be sent out on October 3rd. Grab yours – and bring Christmas cheer – while you still can!
Buy: Vinebox Wine Advent Calendars, starting at $129 each