Hostess Gift Guide: 5 Pretty Ways to Pair Wine and Flowers

Want to take your hostess gift to the next level? Becky De Oliveira, owner of Toronto flower studio Blush and Bloom reveals five foolproof ways to pair wine and flowers this spring.

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Ruffino Prosecco paired with a flower arrangement
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1. Match flowers to the wine label

Keep your colour palette in mind by matching a spring flower arrangement to the label on the bottle. Taking a cue from the peach-coloured label on Ruffino Prosecco, these tulips and roses bring a perfectly coordinated burst of colour to the tabletop.

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Jackson Triggs wine pairing with flower arrangement
Brett Walther

2. Chill the flowers with the wine

Tulips and hyacinths make a beautiful centrepiece—and a long-lasting one too, provided you keep the arrangement cool. To preserve the blossoms, chill tulips in the fridge alongside your favourite white wine, and keep hyacinths out of direct sunlight.

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Meiomi pinot noir paired with flower arrangement
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3. Match the wine

Why not match your flowers to the colour of the wine itself? Pair a white wine with creamy yellow blossoms, and pair a red like Meiomi Pinot Noir with burgundy charm peonies.

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Inniskillin pinot grigio paired with flower arrangement
Brett Walther

4. Go fragrance-free on the dining table

Pinot Grigio is a popular pairing for halibut and shrimp, or cheeses like chevre and burrata. At a food-focused gathering, it’s best to choose scentless flowers like seasonal ranunculus and anemones to keep guests focused on the flavours of meal itself.

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Robert Mondavi Chardonnay paired with flower arrangement
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5. A foolproof spring wine and flower pairing

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular wine varietals, making it a great go-to as a hostess gift. Pair the wine with a sweet and simple bouquet of creamy neutral spring florals like quicksand roses, mottled hellebores and cream lisianthus.

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