Cactus Flower Florists toasts 45th anniversary with new wine, beer store
Cactus Flower Florists is celebrating 45 years in the Valley by opening a boutique wine and craft beer store called Vines, Hops & Blooms inside its Scottsdale retail shop located at 10822 N. Scottsdale Road. As the first and only flower shop in the Greater Phoenix area to sell alcohol and offer same day delivery, Cactus Flower is placing an emphasis on family owned and operated Arizona wineries and breweries in addition to offering award-winning labels from around the world.
“My mom’s passion and love for flowers inspired her to open Cactus Flower Florists 45 years ago to celebrate life’s moments with a beautiful bouquet created especially for that person or occasion,” said Eric Luoma, president and owner of Cactus Flower Florists. “We handpicked these wines and beers with the same care that we use when choosing the farms that supply our flowers to create that perfect arrangement. Today, we carry on Sharron Luoma’s legacy by celebrating the craft of wine making and Arizona breweries so perfectly paired with floral design.”
The launch of Vines, Hops & Blooms currently features the following wines and beers but the collection will continue to expand: Huss Brewing Co. in Tempe (Scottsdale Blonde, Magic in the Ivy, and Koffee Kolsch), Papago Brewing Co. in Scottsdale (Orange Blossom Ale), Javelina Leap in Sedona (Prospectors Blend, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Legacy Zinfandel and Syrah), Dos Cabezas in Sonoita (Rose Blend), Caduceus in Jerome (Nagual del Marzo), Sand Reckoner in Willcox (Malvasia), and J.P. Chenet in Alsace, France (Brut and Rose’ sparkling).
By adding wine and craft beer to its retail offerings, Cactus Flower is truly the one-stop-shop for all party, event, and gift needs including flowers, event décor, party rentals, gift baskets, and thoughtful gifts. Wine ($12.99 to $64.99 per bottle) and beer ($10.99 for a six pack) may be purchased online at www.CactusFlower.com, by calling 480-368-5594 or visiting the Cactus Flower retail store at 10822 N. Scottsdale Road (at Shea Boulevard). Same day delivery is available (a fee applies for all flower and alcohol deliveries starting at $13.99 per delivery).
Cactus Flower’s Fresh Flower Happy Hour is an “intoxicating” happy hour of a different kind with 50 percent off loose flowers from noon to close every Friday at all five retail locations. Cactus Flower also is debuting a new line of gifts and accessories including canvas wine totes and bags; glasses for wine, champagne and whiskey; wine charms; whiskey stones; Bottleabras (wine bottle candle holders), and more.