Aldi Has An Advent Calendar for Wine Lovers

The upcoming holiday season just got so much jollier.

By Ethan L. Johns
September 20, 2017

Image: Aldi

Representing the 24 days leading up to Christmas, the Advent calendar’s 24 boxes offer a whole world of potential to chocolate fiends (traditionally), to creative dreamers (the DIY set) and now, inevitably, to the boozehounds of the world. This holiday season, German supermarket chain Aldi is offering an advent calendar that hides glorious bottles of wine, nectar of the gods.

The Aldi Advent calendar is curated to hold a variety of quarter-bottle sized red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, according to UK news outlet the Sun, meaning that the calendar will add up to about 6 bottles of wine, making this the perfect gift for not-sharing. The wines will come from France, except for the sparkling wines which will be Italian and Spanish.

Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the product will only be available in the UK. If you’re a Brit, or if you’re simply visiting in the coming months, you’ll be able to pick up the 24-bottle box for £49.99 (about $68 at the time of publication), which works out to just over £2 per bottle.

If you’re not fortunate enough to live near a British Aldi, you can always get creative and craft your own calendar using strange things lying around the house. Or you can just skip the calendar altogether and celebrate the season by cracking open a bottle of your own selection each night.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns