It is often asked if it’s appropriate to add wine to sympathy flowers. The first part of the event bemoans the dear departed’s loss to our community. The second part of the funeral, however, turns into a social reception with good food and wine. This part renews social and family relationships while celebrating the life of that individual who passed, looking back fondly upon the life of the deceased in a happy manner. And yes, bringing along a good bottle of wine is very appropriate.