Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore. Boozy versions featuring miniature spirits bottles or carefully curated wine selections are all the rage — and it’s easy to see why.
Spirited advent calendars provide a fun way to adultify during the holidays, and make a great gift for just about everyone on your list. From your eternally stressed boss to your overbearing mother-in-law, they are perfect for anyone who could use a little something to take the edge off as we head into holiday madness.
But before you go down the internet shopping rabbit hole littered with one-size-fits-all options, remember that not all calendars are created equal, especially if the person you’re buying for is a wine enthusiast. To protect yourself from office-wide embarrassment or an awkward family dinner, your best bet is to let the pros at VINEBOX, a San Francisco-based wine subscription service and creator of the world’s first wine advent calendar, do the work.
Called Twelve Nights of Wine, VINEBOX’s advent calendar features hand-picked, world-class wines from renowned regions in Italy, France, and Spain. Think bold reds and rich whites that are hard to find anywhere else, and are sure to impress. VINEBOX’s patented 10 cl glass bottles are the perfect format to taste wines without opening a bottle (and make your wine advent calendar dreams come true). The beautiful box looks just like a gift itself and is specially designed to reveal just one wine per night.
And this year, VINEBOX also added a twist. Ten lucky winners will receive a “Golden Bottle” in their shipment and win a VINEBOX membership for a full year. Literally, it’s the gift that keeps giving.
VINEBOX combines access to some of the world’s best wines with patented technology that guarantees less oxygenation and more flavor and mouthfeel in your bottles, all delivered right to your home. In building its list, a team of tasters at VINEBOX tries 11,358 wines. Only 1 percent make the cut.
“We source wines that you won’t find at the corner store (not even your fancy wine shop), whether that be a true-to-form classic Bordeaux from the banks of the Gironde River or a funky, fresh, and fun ramato style Pinot Gris from Slovenia,” Tyler Kennedy, VINEBOX wine director, says.
The wine is delivered in cool glass tubes that are protected under a patented bottling technology and ensure preservation of both taste and quality — exactly as if the wine were from the bottle. Each glass also maintains the vineyard’s original design so your Secret Santa gets the full, table-side sommelier experience right at home.
With Twelve Nights of Wine, VINEBOX has already done the work during the holidays. It’s the perfect gift for your family, friends, and frenemies. Lucky recipients will get to discover 12 new wines ranging from new regions, styles, and producers — all while having you to thank.
The wines are exclusive, the drinking is downright fun, and VINEBOX’s easy online ordering saves you from another year agonizing over holiday gift giving. Pro tip: Make sure to get your order in while you still can. Twelve Nights of Wine — back by popular demand — has sold out for the past two years, well before Mariah Carey’s Christmas music starts playing in your local grocery store. It’s the ultimate gift for the holiday season.
This article is sponsored by VINEBOX.