As children, many of us remember the excitement of the Advent calendar. Each day during the 24 days leading up to Christmas, we would wait in anticipation for that small, heartwarming bit of chocolate. And even though we’re adults now, the Advent calendar makes many of us nostalgic. Fortunately, the German grocery chain Aldi is offering a different take on a familiar tradition: and Advent calendar with wine.
Aldi has gained notoriety for its award-winning $13 gin and $8 rosé, and their creativity seems unstoppable. The Advent calendar design is essentially the same as the ones you likely grew up with, but each day offers a 200-milliliter (just over a one-glass serving) red, white, rosé, or sparkling wine from France, Italy, or Spain, according to The Drinks Business. Not only is the calendar exciting and nostalgic, it’s an opportunity to taste a different wine every evening leading up to Christmas.
However, if you live in the U.S., don’t get your hopes up. The Aldi wine Advent calendar will only be available in the U.K. this Christmas. If you have a limey friend who can ship you a calendar, politely inform them they start selling on November 1st for $67. There is also a cheese Advent calendar that pairs spectacularly with the wine calendar, Refinery29 reports. American chains like Target, which offers $5 bottles of wine, might want to take note.