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Did you know that flowers and their colors carry certain meanings? For instance, red is for love, and a Tulip means perfect love. OK most people do, except me! Now I know why have no girlfriend. It may be to late for me but a great twist for your relationship will be to pair wine with those flowers you are giving.
The Red Rose of course symbolizes love (I knew this one) and Champagne would be the perfect wine. Any Veuve Clicquot (‘Verve Klee-co’) is perfect. Happy and rich in color and taste.
A Black Rose (dark red) symbolizes a new beginning, so I am thinking the Beaujolais Nouveau from France , not the U.S. You are usually safe with Antonin Rodet or Paul Durdilly.
Tulips are presented for perfect love so Pinot Noir “The Finicky Wine” is great, smooth and balanced. When it is good it is great and when it’s great you stay married forever. Davis Bynum 2004 is outstanding.
The Gerber Daisy from South Africa is for cheer so Fairview’s “Goats do Roam” is youthful and fun.
Iris (Fleur-de-lis) is for faith and promise so a fine French Red or White Burgandy works. There are so many good ones you may have to research these.
Lily of the Valley is for sweetness so an Olorosos Sherry or a Paolo Sarracco Moscati d’ Asti.
Lilac is for new found love. Red Zinfandels because they can be light and cheerful or rich and powerful, you never know what you will find until you get to know them. Try the Brazin or 2010 Seghesio.
Hydrangea can stand for heartlessness. Saki fits the bill. (Technically a beer.)
Sunflowers are forloyalty or best wishes, perfect for a New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, always loyal to your taste buds with gooseberry and grapefruit. Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc or Brancott.
These are just a few flowers I was thinking about to match with wine. I am pretty sure everyone has their own choice. Hey, maybe I can get a girlfriend now with spring just around the corner.