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The Joy and Allure of Wine Advent Calendars

It's almost the time of year... wine advent calendar time! With fall right around the corner, we're already thinking about our 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar. Learn what makes it such a great gift.

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By Maker Wine

October 17, 2023

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When the air turns crisp and the days grow shorter, there's a palpable excitement in the air, signaling the impending holiday season. It's a time of festive decorations, cozy gatherings, and the age-old tradition of advent calendars. 

These charming creations have their origins deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, dating back to the early 19th century. Fast forward to today, and advent calendars have transcended their religious origins to become a symbol of anticipation, excitement, and gifting during the holiday season. In recent years, a new twist on this classic concept has emerged: the wine advent calendar. 

Join us as we uncork the history, explore the trend, and introduce you to a truly remarkable embodiment of this trend – Maker Wine's 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar.

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Unwrapping tradition: The evolution of advent calendars

The concept of the advent calendar began in the early 19th century among German Lutherans. These calendars were used to count down the 24 days leading up to Christmas Eve, each day marked by a small religious image or verse. Over time, doors were added to conceal the images, creating a delightful element of surprise for children.

As the tradition spread across Europe, the imagery evolved to include festive scenes and, eventually, small treats and chocolates found their way behind those little doors. This transformation gave rise to the advent calendars we recognize today. These calendars not only capture the excitement of Christmas countdown but also serve as a nostalgic reminder of the joy of anticipation, shared among young and old alike.

Trendy gifting: The resurgence of advent calendars

In the modern world, the advent calendar has taken on a life of its own. No longer limited to just religious contexts, advent calendars have become a trend that spans various interests and themes. From beauty products and gourmet chocolates, to toys and even craft beers, these calendars offer a unique and exciting way to count down to the holiday season.

But what fuels the popularity of advent calendars? It's the thrill of the unknown, the anticipation that builds with each passing day. It's a mini celebration that can turn the entire month into a festive experience. The element of surprise and the joy of receiving a daily treat or trinket resonate deeply with people, making these calendars a perfect choice for gifting.

A sip of elegance: Introducing wine advent calendars

Enter the wine advent calendar – a sophisticated twist on this beloved tradition. Imagine the delight of unwrapping a different mini bottle – or can! – of wine each day, each carefully selected to tantalize your taste buds with diverse flavors and varietals. It's a journey through vineyards, terroirs, and winemaking expertise, all leading up to the grand finale on Christmas Eve if you time things right.

Maker's 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar is a prime example of this luxurious wine advent calendar trend. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this calendar brings together the best of both worlds: the timeless charm of advent calendars and the refined experience of savoring premium wines in single-serve cans. The calendar features an exquisite selection of canned wines, including some members-only wines, elegantly packaged to surprise and delight.

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Crafting joy: Maker’s wine advent calendar

Maker's 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar is more than just a calendar – it's a curated experience for wine enthusiasts and novices alike. This advent calendar is thoughtfully designed to guide you through a 12 day long journey of wine discovery. From crisp whites to robust reds, sparkling and skin-contact surprises, this calendar covers the entire spectrum of wine enjoyment. It's a unique opportunity to expand your palate and deepen your appreciation for the artistry behind winemaking.

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Why choose Maker’s wine advent calendar over others?

As the trend of wine advent calendars gains more and more momentum, you might come across various options, including those from retailers like major retailers Aldi and Costco. While these options have their merits, there are compelling reasons to choose Maker's calendar over others.

  1. Curated experience: Maker is renowned for its dedication to quality, premium wines. The wines in their advent calendar are carefully curated to provide a top-notch experience, making every day's reveal a genuine delight.

  2. Unique varietals: Unlike some mass-produced alternatives, Maker’s calendar showcases an array of distinctive varietals and blends. This diversity ensures that each day experience is a new tasting adventure.

  3. Sustainable packaging: Maker is committed to sustainability, using eco-friendly packaging for their canned wines and our packaging.

  4. Small-batch production: Maker’s attention to detail extends to their small-batch and limited production wines. This ensures that every can embodies the essence of their craftsmanship – plus, it gives diverse, indie winemakers a chance to get their wines out there.

  5. Memorable gifting: When you gift Maker wine advent calendar, you're not just offering a product – you're gifting an experience. It's a thoughtful gesture that speaks volumes to your appreciation for the recipient.

In a world filled with choices, Maker’s wine advent calendar offering shines brightly. With its carefully curated selection, commitment to quality, and dedication to sustainability, it embodies the essence of the holiday season – a time of joy, togetherness, and shared experiences (so make sure you get one for you and some friends). 

Why settle for ordinary when you can gift the extraordinary? Choose Maker’s 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar and take your holiday gifting to new heights, one sip at a time.

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