As somebody who did not grow up in a household that observed Christmas, I admit that of all of the traditions that go along with the holiday -- the big tree, the entire leave-out-cookies-for-Santa-Claus thing, and all of the songs -- I was most intrigued with advent calendars as a kid.
Is that weird? When I was younger, the idea of opening up little boxes in a calendar every day of the month, only to be rewarded with a little surprise gift or treat was such a magical premise to me. However, so often our favorite childhood memories and traditions don't translate to adulthood.
Not so with this new advent calendar, however -- this wine advent calendar. Suddenly, I really wish I celebrated Christmas again.
VINEBOX has revealed what is probably the most amazing twist on a childhood classic we have seen in a long time -- a new wine-by-the-glass advent calendar, and it is exactly what it sounds like.
Basically, the idea is that if you order a holiday VINEBOX (or, as the company puts it, the "Twelve Nights of Wine limited-edition holiday special"), you receive a set of four boxes, each with three high-quality, hand-selected (by an expert sommelier, no less!) red or white wine selections.
Um, yes please.
Each box also comes with tasting notes that have pairing recommendations on them, wine wit, and a whole lot of happiness, if you ask me.
"The world's first wine-by-the-glass advent calendar. Gone are the letdowns of clawing through a tiny door for a small square of chocolate. With VINEBOX you can countdown to the holidays in style (and with 12 glasses of wine). Each box is hand numbered and curated by our expert sommeliers. No peeking! Each glass is worth the surprise," reads the product description on VINEBOX's website.
"Go ahead, pinch yourself. It's real. But it won't be here for long."
If you want to go ahead and grab yourself (or a very special loved one) a box, head over to the website here. The boxes go for $129 normally, but you can get 15 percent off for Cyber Monday.