Laithwaite's Wine Advent Calendar
By Master of Wine, Christopher Burr
Laithwaites have a special and most interesting offer of several different Wine Advent Calendars, with 24 quarter bottles of some of their most popular wines.
This is a most interesting idea, but you need to log in and register interest before the end of October.
A quarter bottle is the perfect size for just over two good glasses, each day in the run up to Christmas, and wonderful variety each day.
The premium Fine Wine Calendar is the one I would choose. At £150 (£6.25 per bottle) which for wines like the famous Cloudy Bay New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc;
Whispering Angel Rose', Ivana Trump's favourite wine; a good Chablis and Barolo and Champagne for Christmas Eve,seems a very good deal.
But then there is a mixed wine Calendar, a red and a white with a range of Laithwaites own most popular wines, all at £69.99, whith just a £10 deposit (which is then taken off of the total balance when they are dispatched).
At just £2.91 per quarter bottle, this seems like a very good value proposition for supper wines in the run up to the festivities.
Laithwaites have also offered a beer Calendar and even a Gin one, but you will then have to buy your own tonic, or mix your own cocktails!
These Calendars look great fun, and also a great way to get to taste an interesting range and variety of good wines.