Aldi is finally bringing its beer and wine advent calendars to Australia, and it just goes to show that when you wish hard enough, anything is possible.
Aldi's beer and wine advent calendars have been a highlight of the Christmas season overseas in previous years, and their value for money has made them crazy-popular among those who love a festive sip.
Finally, after a whole lot of campaigning, Aussies can join in the merrymaking.
Aldi will bestow on us not one, but two boozy advent calendars in 2018, and they will be available in stores as part of the Special Buys on Wednesday 14th November.
Aldi Wine Advent Calendar 2018
The 24 Days of Celebration Wine Advent Calendar 2018 ($79.99) contains 24 mini bottles of delicious wine (French wine, no less) from regions like the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Expect some rosé, whites and reds in this festive box of goodness, and plenty of variation throughout the countdown.
Some of the wines you can expect to see are Brut Dargent Sparkling Chardonnay, Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Touraine Sauvignon Blanc and Calvet Merlot.
Aldi Beer Advent Calendar 2018
The Hoppy Christmas Beer Advent Calendar 2018 ($59.99) is excellent value for the beer coineissuers among us. It contains 24 international beers, many of which are some of the most popular around. Each beer comes in a standard size.
Beers include Asahi, Heineken, Peroni, Carona, Krombacher and more. At just $59.99 for the calendar, you're getting each beer for just $2.50 each - and that's a bargain!
Boozy Gift Packs
Aldi is also releasing two Christmas Beer Gift Packs this year in Australia.
The Ackerland Bière de Noël Gift Pack ($14.99) includes four bottles of French traditional Christmas beer. With hints of citrus and spice, this golden beer is said to be the perfect accompaniment to festive fare.
There's also a Premium Imported Beer Gift Pack ($22.99), which contains ten internationally acclaimed beers, like Stella Artois, Budweiser and Peroni Red. Again, this is fab value, and well worth snapping up if you've got beer lovers in your life.
Prepare For Queues!
Wednesday 14th November, people. Mark it in your diaries, write it on 15 post-in notes, and save a reminder in your phone. These will sell FAST, and our advice is to be in the queue at your local Aldi at 8:30am when doors open, and make a beeline for the back of the back of the store where all of the goodies are usually stashed.
With 24 bottles in each calendar, these will be quite heavy, so be prepared and grab your trolley early - or take a mate so that you can lug one each!
More Advent Calendars
Check out our complete roundup of all the other alcohol advent calendarsavailable in Australia in 2018. Whisky, gin, wine, beer - there's something for all tastes.