Want to know how to turn whine into wine this Christmas? Get yourself a wine advent calendar!
Yes, the clever people at De Bortoli are helping parents get through the trauma of the Christmas season in the best way possible – with an advent calendar bursting with 24 teeny tiny wine bottles!
The 2018 De Bortoli 2018 Wine Advent calendar promises to deck our halls with a different piccolo of wine each day of December. Think a lip smacking bottle of Emeri sparkling to kick off the festivities followed closely by a cheeky Rosé Rosé piccolo, perfect for drowning your sorrows when you can’t find that must-have Christmas toy that tops your Santa-believing kiddo’s list.
While the wine makers are keeping some things a surprise (because what would Christmas be without a bit of wine based uncertainty?) word on the street is that the calendar will feature 24 mini bottles from across the De Bortoli range, including Emeri, Down The Lane, Windy Peak and the new Rosé Rosé range.
Too long have our children had the monopoly over advent calendar related fun. Who else recalls the physical pain that came in 2017 with trying to find an Ooshies calendar despite the fact that they were listed as ‘sold out’ at every retailer within a 15 kilometre radius. Know what we could have used after that debacle? A freaking bottle of wine.
The calendar that keeps on giving
Look, the calendar pretty much sells itself BUT, because we feel gifts should be complex and multi-layered (like a good wine), we’ve come up with a few GREAT uses for the piccolos (apart from, well, drinking them all ourselves)
- As the perfect mantle piece topper. Because nothing says ‘festive AF’ like a bunch of Christmas themed wine bottles, merrily hanging out just waiting to be scolled, ahem, sipped slowly and appreciated.
- As an incentive to push through the last few weeks of school term. Knowing there’s a surprise piccolo waiting at home will ease the pain of the end-of-year Christmas concert considerably.
- As the perfect gift for that relative who turns up announced on your doorstep for a Christmas tipple and expects a present for their trouble. It won’t be easy parting with a bottle of the good stuff, but it will save the last minute dash to the supermarket for a box of Celebrations.
The 2018 De Bortoli advent calendar is available now for pre-order. Run, don’t walk, to the De Bortoli website for a wine-derful Christmas.
More of a gin fan than wine quaffer? Check out this Australian Gin Advent Calendar for a novel take on your favourite tipple.