The holidays are basically here (well, in our head and our inbox at least), which calls for giving (and receiving) gifts, dressing up and yes, occasionally imbibing. If you want to sip seasonally, look no further than Vinebox’s 12 Nights of Wine “Women in Wine” Advent calendar, back by popular demand and available for preorder starting today, October 5.
Each limited-edition set ($129) comes with 12 vials of wine—six reds, four whites and two rosés—from around the world, each specifically included because they’re ideal for the holiday season. In past years, the varietals have been curated by sommeliers and wine experts, but this year’s calendar was selected exclusively by women in the wine world. Plus, there are two designs to choose from this year: A winter wonderland-inspired box created by illustrator Alessia Margarita and a colorful, abstract box created by artist Benjamin Craven.
(A quick aside if you've never heard of Vinebox, it’s a service that's known for sourcing wines of the moment and hidden gems from all over the world.)
One thing to keep in mind: The calendar sold out quickly last year (and the year before that), so while it’s still in presale, this isn’t the time for indecision. Want to make sure you don't miss out on all this holly-jolly? Do your shopping early this year.
And if that wasn't enough holiday magic for you, there's also a Harry Potter advent calendar this season that we have our eyes on. Available at Williams Sonoma, it’s packed with 24 days of magic-inspired candy. If you're trying to decide between both calendars, to that we say: Why not both?