ALDI wine and beer advent calendar 2020
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If you were ever going to buy an alcohol advent calendar, 2020 is the time. These are the best options, from beer and wine advent calendars to whiskey and DIY options, from ALDI and Costco to online retailers.

For Everyone Else on Your ListThe Best Gourmet Food & Drink GiftsAdvent calendars likely evoke fond childhood memories when for each of the 24 days before Christmas, you would receive a burst of endorphins pulling back another perforated square revealing a sweet treat.

But just because you’re all grown up, it doesn’t mean you need to forego the tradition, especially if you’re upgrading from waxy, oddly-shaped chocolates to advent adult beverages.

Whether you’re a beer lover, a wine enthusiast, or a fan of spirits, here are our favorite ways to toast the lead up to the most celebrated birthday of the year.

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Wine Lovers Advent Calendar, $139.99 from Macy’s Wine Cellar

Wine Lovers Advent Calendar

Direct Wines Inc.

Your Christmas present haul may be outshined by this festive package loaded with quarter-sized single-serve splits of reds, whites, and sparklers from across the globe. No surprise, the calendar was a quick sell out last year, so order ASAP and especially before Nov. 17 to ensure it arrives by the first of the month.Buy Now

ALDI Merry & Bright Wine Advent Calendar, $69.99 from ALDI


Mark your regular calendar for Nov. 4 and head to ALDI for the release of its wildly popular wine advent calendar. The selection is diverse, with 24 elf-sized bottles guaranteed to bring holiday cheer. While you’re it, grab the Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar for a perfect pre-Christmas pairing.Buy Now

Vista Bay Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar, $34.99 from ALDI 


It’s no surprise the rising star on the swilling scene is worthy of its own advent calendar. Vista Bay’s hard seltzer package is bound to impress to impress fans of the bubbly sipper, with flavors such as coconut mango and ruby red grapefruit. (Beer fans, not to worry. ALDI will also be bringing back their sudsy sampler.)Buy Now

Brewer’s Advent Calendar, $59.99 from Costco

Keep Oktoberfest chugging through December with Costco’s Brewer’s Advent Calendar. The 24-pack (and we’re talking full-sized, 16.9-ounce cans!) is chock-full of traditional German ales and lagers that are equally well-regarded as they are unpronounceabletry saying Schlossbrauerei Herrngiersdorf Hallertauer Hopfen-Cuvee three times fast. Grab a stein and fill ‘er up.

DIY (or BYOB) Beer Advent Calendar, $29.99 from Etsy


If you’re a craft beer fan with very particular tastes, order this BYOB box featuring the indelible image of Santa enjoying a well-deserved cold one. Going DIY gives you free reign to select your favorite stouts, barleywines, and winter warmers.Buy Now

Flaviar Whiskies of the World Advent Calendar, $225 from Flaviar

Flaviar Whiskey Advent Calendar


Get that fire roaring before busting out Flavair’s assortment of fine whiskeys. Along with glassware and a coaster, the set also comes with a tasting notes booklet so you can educate yourself as you imbibe.Buy Now

Premium Gin Advent Calendar, $109.29 from The Spirit Co.

The Spirit Co.

With its signature note of juniper berry, gin is a suitable spirit to knock back in wintertime. Enjoy straight over ice or craft some cocktails like a classic martini and G & T or perhaps more unconventional sipperswe’re partial to the tea-infused Madame’s Choice and the pretty Pink Gin Fizz.Buy Now

Anthon Berg Dark Chocolate Liqueur Bottle Advent Calendar, $44.95 from The Vermont Country Store

Anthon Berg Dark Chocolate Liqueur Bottle Advent Calendar, $44.95 from The Vermont Country Store

The Vermont Country Store

Relive your childhood chocolate advent memories with an adult twist. This extra sweet assortment (also available via Amazon UK) features  24 “bottles” of cocoa covered syrups infused with  libations from across the spirits spectrum.Buy Now

Hyggehaus Wooden Advent Calendar, $56.34+ from Amazon


Mix and match an assortment of your favorite mini bottles of booze and store them in these handmade Danish cabinets. They’re available in natural wood (which you can paint and decorate to your own personal taste) or spend a little extra for a calendar already decked out for the holidays.Buy Now

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The Best Chocolate & Food Advent Calendars for 2020

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David is a food and culture writer based in Los Angeles by way of New York City. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, CBS Local, Mashable, and Gawker.
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