- 2021 Edition Costco Wine Advent Calendar ($99.99@Costco in California – Item #1357643)
I know, we have to get past Halloween – and Thanksgiving, for that matter – before we get to the year-end holidays. But we are on CST (Costco Standard Time) here at Vinopointer.com and they have their year-end holiday decorations co-mingled with their Halloween costumes and candy. And that includes their perennially popular Wine Advent Calendar. When I first saw it today at Costco, I thought it was even earlier than last year. But I checked our post from 2020 and it landed at exactly the same week.
That’s because it always sells out really, really fast. So if you are interested in this unique world wine tour of half bottles in a box and are thinking it might be a good purchase to revisit in November or December, think again. Or as Cher’s character in the film Starstruck famously exclaimed: “snap out of it!” (While she was slapping Nicholas Cage’s character in the face, I might add.)
Did I mention that it sells out fast?
Tasting notes? Nope.
Excuse us for not tasting through 24 different wines, but like I said, we wanted to get this to you before the bloody thing sells out again. Besides, other bloggers have sampled some of the bottles have had generally favorable reports.
What a fun product this is. You get 24 unique wines made all over the world, from familiar and less familiar wine producing countries. And from familiar and less familiar grapes for that matter.
The wines are from locations such as France, Italy, Argentina , and Portugal, even Bulgaria. Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more are included in the offering. The boxes state that wine drinkers will experience a “journey from coast to mountain and every corner in between.” It’s like a vinous scavenger hunt!
And if you want to know where this hunt will lead, you can scan the QR coes from the photo below:
The wine advent calendar includes 24 half bottles (375ml each) of wine. Those of you proficient in the metric system will know this is 9L total. So if you don’t like one, you’ll be almost done with it! Alas the converse is true, if you really like it, well, tough luck!
While the $99.99 price point may seem a little steep, it’s actually not. It is the equivalent of paying $100 for 12 full size bottles of wine. So it works out to just over $8 per standard size bottle. Or just over $4 for each one of these cute half-bottles.
The advent calendar counts down from Dec. 1 to Christmas Day, offering one wine for each day leading up to the holiday. But don’t wait until November to try to secure your wine advent calendar as past history suggests these will be under someone else’s holiday tree by then.
If you’re headed to Costco soon yourself, you can find our most recent reviews of Costco wines here in our Lucky 13 list.
And if your shopping finds you at Trader Joe’s, you can find our Lucky 13 list of TJ’s wine here.