A wine and cheese advent calendar to soothe the soul this silly season

Behind every door is a new drop of red, white, bubbly or rose for you to enjoy. Pic: ALDICome December, the thrill of opening the tiny doors of an advent calendar to gorge on the chocolate prize inside is an unparalleled joy for youngsters.

Then we all grew up, responsibility crashed into our lives and the new joy in our lives became thefirst sip of a glass of wine after a long day of Christmas shopping, navigating family drama and averting cooking crises.

Now the brains at ALDI have graciously combined the two to help grown-ups survive the silly season this year.ALDIhas released a wine advent calendarfilled with single-serve bottles of red, white, bubbly and rose varieties straight from the ALDI shelves.

The variety of wine on ALDI’s shelves has included some notable dark horses over the years. The supermarket chain has at least eight wines that boast a gold medal from at least one Australian wine show, including the star wine: a $4.99 South Point Estate Rose that has won goldin Perth, Hobart and Sydney in the past few years.

Cheese and wine, truly a match made in heaven. The cheese advent calendar could be hitting Australian shelves soon. Pic: ALDI

Pair your wine advent calendar with the ultimate fromage accompaniment – ALDI has also released a cheese advent calendar. Behind each tiny door is one of 24 imported mini cheeses, with varieties including Edam, Cheddar and Gouda to enjoy each day.

The wine advent calendar will cost $70, while the cheese advent calendar will cost just $12.99. The calendars have been released in the United States and the United Kingdom and are expected to roll out through Australian stores too. An ALDI spokesperson encouraged Australian shoppers to stay tuned.

“ALDI have an array of exciting and unique Special Buys coming into stores in the lead up toChristmas this year that are perfect for gifting and celebrating. More information around theseproducts will be released as the festive season draws closer.”

Hopefully Australians have been well-behaved enough this year for Santa to deliver these goodies.