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Best Thanksgiving Wine For Pouring, Pairing, & Fall Cocktail Mixing | Eight Reasons Rosé Shines In Autumn

October 9, 2023

Elevate your Thanksgiving dinner! Serving rosé wine at Thanksgiving is a delightful choice, even though  it might not be the most traditional option as it is often thought of as a summer beverage. But the truth is, rosé is an amazing pairing with the savory, comfort dishes we love in fall and winter – especially during the holidays!

Here are eight reasons why the best modern hostesses serve rosé wine at Thanksgiving dinner:

  • Versatility: Rosé wines are known for their versatility. They typically have a balanced acidity and a wide range of flavor profiles, making them suitable for pairing with various Thanksgiving dishes. Whether you’re enjoying turkey, ham, stuffing, or cranberry sauce, rosé can complement a variety of flavors.
  • Temperature: Thanksgiving often involves a mix of hot and cold dishes. Rosé wine is typically served chilled, which can be refreshing alongside warmer dishes. It can also be a good option if you’re dining in a warmer climate or in a heated room where red wines might feel too heavy.
  • Palate Cleanser: Rosé’s crisp and refreshing qualities can act as a palate cleanser between bites of rich and savory Thanksgiving foods. This can help refresh your taste buds and enhance the overall dining experience.
  • Personal Preference: Ultimately, wine choices often come down to personal preference. If you and your guests enjoy rosé wine, there’s no reason not to include it on your Thanksgiving table. We call it a perfect in-between wine as it often has a little more structure than white wines, and is lighter bodied than reds so it’s an ideal option for a crowd.
  • Refreshing and Crisp: Thanksgiving meals can be quite rich and heavy with dishes like roast turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. A chilled glass of rosé wine can provide a refreshing contrast, cleansing your palate between bites and helping to balance the flavors.
  • Pleasant Aromatics: Many rosé wines offer a bouquet of fruity and floral aromas, which can be appealing and inviting for your guests. These aromatics can add an extra layer of complexity to your Thanksgiving experience.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Rosé wine tends to be well-received by a wide range of wine drinkers, making it a safe choice if you’re unsure of your guests’ wine preferences. It’s often associated with celebration and relaxation, making it a good fit for a holiday gathering.
  • Seasonal Appeal: Depending on the style of rosé you choose, it can have hints of summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and grapefruit. This can evoke a sense of nostalgia for the warmer months, which can be a pleasant contrast to the cooler fall weather.
  • Visual Appeal: The beautiful pink color of rosé wine can add a visually appealing element to your Thanksgiving table, enhancing the overall dining experience.

While rosé might not seem the most traditional choice for Thanksgiving, where red and white wines are more commonly served, there’s no strict rule about what wine to pair with your meal. The most important thing is to choose wines that you and your guests will enjoy. If you want to experiment and add a modern twist to your Thanksgiving celebration, serving rosé can be a delightful and unexpected choice.

Both Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé & our French, Provence style Très Chic Rosé score over 90 points and a great value at under $25, making them a great choice for bringing to family Thanksgivings when seeking award winning and affordable wines!

Brut ​Rosé contains Chardonnay, Ugni Blanc & Gamay, which is ideal for Fall faire and Thansgiving

Très Chic Rosé offers grenache and consault which is lovely with the range of flavors.

Want to learn more? Here’s more on why rosé is perfect for fall and winter soirées.

We’re committed to serving up the best and easiest ways to cultivate JOY in the everyday moments, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Which is why we’ve put together several resources to make this holiday season a breeze, with more time around the table with friends and family.

Visit our Universal Sound Of Happy page to browse and download our curated seasonal guides!

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Taylor Swift Eras That Pair Well With French Wines | Throw A Taylor Swift Movie Premiere Party!

Champagne Problems & Champagne Dreams: The Albums We Love As A Woman Owned Women Managed Brand

Taylor Swift has cemented herself as an icon with the smashing success of her Eras World Tour. We know Taylor makes many champagne references through several albums with themes of high, lows, loves,  and a common thread of women empowerment.

Le Grand Courtâge Founder, CEO, and Proprietor American Tawnya Falkner took the leap, gave up her career as a designer/real estate developer in California and moved to Burgundy, France to follow her passion for wine.

When she set out on this journey, she saw a unique opportunity to create an affordable luxury that is timeless and elegant, yet contemporary and relatable. With her business and marketing background, she saw a gap in the sparkling wine category and an opportunity to create an affordable luxury to embody the French spirit of ‘Joie de Vivre’ and both elevate and celebrate life’s everyday moments.

Her vision to create an affordable everyday luxury resulted in Le Grand Courtâge and newly launched rosé,  Très Chic, all award-winning French wines with appealing, modern character and elegant packaging, each with their own essence and personality, not unlike Taylor’s “Eras”.

Le Grand Courtâge, intended to mean, “the great courtship” reflects the journey of life as we navigate and negotiate love and friendships, learning and evolving to new eras.

We drew some amazing parallels between our brand and Taylor’s album era, including the personalities of 1989, Lover, & Midnights,  respective to our three distinct woman-owned, award winning & affordable French wines.

Disclaimer: These were created by us solely for fun in entertaining at home, and this in no way implies endorsement of, nor connection to, Taylor Swift and her respective team.

Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut & Taylor Swift’s 1989 Album (Taylor’s Version)

1989: Classic, chic, fun, whimsical and dreamy, 1989’s vibe and style pair perfectly with our Blanc de Blancs Brut!

Wine Description:

  • Aromas: bright flavors of green apple, ripe melon, honeysuckle and toasted brioche.
  • Flavor Profile: delicate balance of dryness and acidity lingers with flavors of Meyer lemon, honeydew & soft floral notes. Crisp, light, refreshing with baby bubbles.

Taylor Swift Inspired Cocktail: Blank Space


  • 1 oz Vodka or Gin
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur or Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Raspberry & Sprig Of Thyme For Garnish

Preparation: Combine gin, elderflower, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe. Top with Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut & garnish. Serve & enjoy responsibly!

Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé & Taylor Swift’s Lover Album

Lover: Romantic, optimistic, and fun! Lover’s vibrant, feminine feel pairs perfectly with our Brut Rosé .

​​Wine Description:

  • Aromas: bright aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate combine with notes of lilac and violet.
  • Flavor Profile: deliciously seductive while smooth and versatile. A perfect balance of freshness, fruit, acidity, and sweetness.

Taylor Swift Inspired Cocktail: Cruel Summer


Preparation: Combine the vodka, grapefruit juice, Brut Rosé, and simple syrup and shake over ice until chilled, then strain and fill glasses. Top with flower petals for an elegant and chic finish

Très Chic Rosé & Taylor Swift’s Midnights

Midnights: Trendy, bold, and brave and definitely marches to the beat of her own drum, Midnights has a fashionable essence – the definition of  Très Chic Rosé!

​​Wine Description:

  • Aromas: this rose petal hued wine offers aromatics of red currant and thyme.
  • Flavor Profile: notes of red berries, grapefruit and tropical fruit this is a refreshing treat. Dry with a nice balance of fruit and acidity.

Taylor Swift Inspired Cocktail: The Anti-Hero


  • 6 oz. Très Chic Rosé wine
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 ½ oz. agave nectar
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Fresh grapefruit or lime wedge + kosher salt for rim, for garnish (optional)

Preparation: Dampen rim of cocktail glass and dip into kosher salt (optional); set aside. Combine rosé wine, tequila, agave, and lime juice in prepared cocktail glass, stir to combine. Garnish if desired. Serve and enjoy responsibly.

Which of our French wines match your personality or current era?

Throw A Taylor Swift Movie Premiere Party Or An Era’s Party: More Cocktails & Girl’s Night Ideas

First things first: support female founders! Taylor is a champion of women empowerment! We are all about elevating and celebrating every day & love supporting fellow female-founded businesses.

Make your next ladies’ night, girl’s night in, bachelorette party, or girl’s getaway all about a girl-power and showcase female empowerment by incorporating some of our favorite female and minority-owned businesses at the soirée. Find them here.

Our woman-owned, women managed wines are perfect Breakfast to Dessert, and are delicious on their own, as a food pairing, an aperitif &/or for cocktails.   For us it is about maintaining a ‘champagne state of mind’ &/or living through ‘rosé colored glasses’, much like Emily and all her friends.

While the wines are fabulous on their own, we also love a sparkling drink or ‘champagne’ cocktail to elevate any occasion. Read on for more Taylor Swift Inspired Cocktail Recipes:

Lavender Haze

  • 1 oz gin
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz lavender simple syrup
  • Lemon twist
  • Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut

Make simple syrup: In a small saucepan, heat water and lavender sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lavender extract. Pour into a glass jar and chill until ready to use. In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake to combine. Strain into a glass and top with brut. Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.

Love Story

  • Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé
  • 6 tbsp strawberry purée
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 oz vodka
  • Strawberry sorbet

In a glass, mix purée, simple syrup, vodka, and brut. Top with a scoop of sorbet. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.

All Too Well

  • 1 bottle Très Chic Rosé
  • 2 cups juiced pink grapefruit
  • 1 cup soda water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 leaves of basil

Combine the wine, pink grapefruit juice, honey, soda water, fresh basil and rosemary in punch bowl. Stir well until combined. Add 2-3 ice cubes in each glass and fill with punch. Garnish with some fresh rosemary and enjoy responsibly.


  • 1/2 cup Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Ice
  • 1 tbsp pear vodka
  • 4 ½ tsp Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Pear slices

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, syrup, and lemon juice. Shake, and then strain into a glass. Top off with brut. Garnish with lemon verbena or pear slices. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.

The New Romantics

  • 3 Strawberries, chopped
  • 1 Tsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp Honey
  • 1 oz Silver Tequila
  • 4 ½ tsp Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Très Chic Rosé
  • Strawberries & peach slices for garnish

In the bottom of a glass, muddle strawberries, lemon juice & honey. Add crushed ice and tequila.
Muddle again. Top with rosé, strawberries and peach slices.

Fearless (Low ABV Cocktail Recipe)

  • 1 ½ oz gin or alcohol free gin alternative
  • ¾ oz elderflower liqueur
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 3 oz Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Lemon twist, for garnish
  • Ice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and bitters. Shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. Pour into a champagne flute and top with brut. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve. Enjoy responsibly.

We Never Go Out Of Style (Party Punch)

  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur
  • 4 cups white cranberry juice cocktail
  • Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Fresh mint sprigs

Stir together lemonade concentrate and cranberry juice cocktail in a large pitcher. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Stir in brut and liqueur just before serving. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.

Feelin’ 22

  • Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 2 – 3 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Edible flowers, for garnish

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and mint to a boil. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely, discard mint sprigs. Divide simple syrup and grapefruit juice between 6 glasses and stir. Top with champagne and garnish with edible flowers. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.


  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp chopped mint leaves
  • Superfine sugar, as needed
  • 1 bottle Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé

Purée blueberries, pineapple juice and mint in a blender. Taste for tartness. If needed, blend in sugar to taste. Strain.Pour 2-3 tablespoons juice into flutes and slowly top with brut. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly.

Back To December (Mulled Wine Recipe)

  • 1 Bottle Très Chic Rosé
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4 Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Apple or Pear Slices
  • White raisins, cranberries,
  • or cloves for garnish

Heat the wine on low-medium heat. Do not boil it, just warm the liquid. Add the ingredients, and let the sugar melt. Warm for at least five minutes. Fifteen minutes will make the wine spicier. Add fruit slices and garnish with white raisins, cranberries, or a clove for a festive touch.

More Cocktail Recipe eBooks: Click Links for recipes LGC Cocktails by Spirit Type or LGC Healthy/Low & Lite Cocktails  or our  Spritz Alternatives and we have Frosé Cocktail Options. We also offer a lot of entertaining inspiration including food pairings, playlists, and more!

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How to Open & Serve Champagne or Sparkling Wine

September 12, 2023

It’s New Year’s Eve and your guests are about to arrive when you go to pull your bottle of bubbly from the fridge and think… “I have no idea how to serve this Sparkling Wine or Champagne” or even, “How the heck do I even open this thing”.  Worry not, we have all the tips and tricks for you to enjoy your favorite bubbly, because we all know hearing the pop of a champagne cork is the universal sound of happy!

We have compiled a list of common mistakes people make when serving sparkling wine, and then we have a few infographics from Glass of to give you real visuals to give you the best Sparkling wine experience.

Grab your own bottle of Brut Rosé or Blanc de Blanc and follow along for the perfect pour of bubble bliss. Use this code for “LGCPROMO” for 15% off your first purchase.

Watch our video below as we demonstrate how to properly and safely open a bottle of sparkling wine
How to Open & Serve Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Watch our video below as we demonstrate how to properly and safely open a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine.


Store the bottle in the fridge the night before, storing your wine in the fridge for too long can dry out the cork and alter the taste due to lack of humidity. Once out of the fridge let it sit out and warm up naturally to the ideal cellar temperature which is around 55 degrees. When wine gets to this temperature all the aromas come out and you can really pick apart the different flavors in the wine.


We know it looks really cool to pop the cork, but if you want to look like a true professional, take off the cage, put a cloth over the cork and your thumb on top, then gently twist the bottle until the cork is out (quietly) and without the load *pop*.  That said, we always say the pop of the cork is the universal sound of happy, and well, it’s hard to resist as it sets the scene and makes people smile.

How to Pour Champagne and Sparkling Wine
How to Pour Champagne and Sparkling Wine


The reason you pour at 45-degree angle is so that the bubbles will hit a larger surface area of the glass, and it will reduce overfill and the bubbly over effect.


Pro tip: if you only fill your glass halfway, you will always have cold bubbles and never have to worry about overfill. We are fans of super chilled bubbly so refill often vs topping it off.

Which Glass Should I Choose for Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Which Glass Should I Choose for Champagne and Sparkling Wine


While the typical champagne flute is the go-to for Sparkling wine in America, it actually represses the aroma of the wine by having such a narrow top, so if you want to enjoy your wine, opt for a wider top.

In Italy Sparkling Wine is served in a white wine glass. This is because just like still wine, the more sparkling wine breathes, the more expressive it becomes on your palette.

The coupe is always a classic and evokes a nostalgia of a bygone era.  Rumor has it by some that it was modeled after Marie Antoinette’s breast – she drank copious (our coup-ious pun intended) amounts of the bubbles and had a flair for the extravagant.

We find that the Tulip is a nice compromise or mid-point between the glass styles and offers a nice elegance and a wider mouth.


The bubbles are a naturally occurring feature in the bottle due to the secondary fermentation and the carbon dioxide which builds up and doesn’t escape since it is under pressure.  That said, the abundance of bubbles in a glass is enhanced by the nucleation points which occur from contact with the glass.  Thus, the greater the surface area of glass, the greater the impact on the bubbles.

The nucleation points are small defects in the glass that trap tiny vibrating pockets of carbon dioxide. Dissolved gas in the champagne or sparkling gradually collects in a vibrating bubble inside the defect, causing it to grow and soon expel gas from the defect, forming another bubble that sticks to the outside of the defect.

Additionally, micro-fibers from dish clothes used to buff the glasses and such also can form and create or entrap a tiny air pocket when Champagne is poured,” said physicist Gerard Liger-Belair. “Then, this tiny air pocket literally sucks the [dissolved] carbon dioxide.” The gas bubbles grow inside the fibers, detaching from them once they reach the tip of a fiber.

See other ways you can use your leftover Sparkling wine with our DIY Sparkling Wine Spa Treatments!

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Spring Holiday Entertaining & Cocktails for Easter & Passover !

January 15, 2023

Spring Holiday Entertaining

Gathering with family and friends in the springtime is something we will certainly never again take for granted – and even more of a reason to make time together elegant AND effortless, with more time around the table enjoying company and conversation. 

Hosting spring holiday events need not be stressful, which is why we’ve selected some of our favorite easy recipes, gifting, and entertaining ideas that simplify and elevate!

Easter + Passover Entertaining Ideas:

Tis the season for sunshine and sparkling wine! Keep it simple and stress-free:

Planning a brunch? We’ve created a guide for that! Click here for our Brunch Booklet.

Everyone loves the trendy charcuterie board, put out a selection of your favorite things and there is sure to be something for everyone! 

More spring & summer pairing ideas on the blog.

Perfect Pairings: 

Sparkling and rosé wines are so versatile and perfect for pairing alongside holiday meals. Beautiful pink bottles of wine on the table really incorporate the look and feel of spring, while also providing that perfect pairing from brunch through dessert. Full pairing guide here.

Party Food Recipes:

Easy crowd favorites that work as appetizers or sides for your Easter or Passover holiday meals!

Easy Deviled Eggs

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Radish Salad with Kale, Almonds, & Parmesan

Spring Cocktails:

Keep it seasonal! Refreshing spring flavors to play on repeat to wow guests and make the most of the season.

Blackberry French 75

Bunny Tail Cocktail

Sparkling Mint Julep

For more curated sparkling & rosé cocktail recipes, see our free downloadable cocktail booklets:

Le Grand Courtâge Signature Cocktails

Low & Light Cocktails

Summer Spritzer Cocktails

Frosé & Wine Slushies

Easter Basket Gifting Ideas: 

Gift-giving should be fun, easy, and thoughtful and you can not go wrong with gifting award-winning, elegant yet affordable French wines.  Each scoring 90+ points, our Blanc de Blancs brut, brut rosé, and Très Chic rosé make beautiful, elevated gifts that are always a guest favorite!

Our “mini” 187ml bottles of our brut & brut rosé make perfect place settings on an Easter or Passover tablescape, and wonderful, celebratory additions to an adult Easter basket!

Floral + Metallic  Neoprene Wine Sleeves make the perfect hostess gift – functional and stylish for beach and picnic season!

We’ve outlined a complete wine lover’s gift guide for simple, elegant gifting here on the blog

Spring Holiday Entertaining display

More resources

Curated guides for spring and summer cocktails, pairings, and entertaining are available here for free, instant download! 

For more inspiration on the French lifestyle of joie de vivre, follow us on Pinterest for curated ways to elevate every day with wine cocktails, foolproof food pairings, entertaining tips, curated gift guides, playlists, and more! 

Stay in touch! We serve up weekly inspiration on Instagram and our newsletter, Club Courtâge. You’re invited to embrace the #livejoyoulsy lifestyle with us!


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Best Juices for DIY mimosa

January 13, 2023

Elevate your brunching and consider some fun alternatives to add a few twists – and a lot of personality – to everyone’s favorite weekend tradition – mimosas

Best Juices For Mimosas

Our favorite juices to use for mimosas and other fruity sparkling wine cocktails: 

  1. Simply Juices: Simply has an amazing selection of orange and other fruit juices, and many “light’ options made with less sugar and fewer calories! Beautiful carafe style bottles and lovely branding look great on a make your own mimosa bar. Best for casual brunches.
  2. Santa Cruz Organics: We love the line of juices and all their unique offerings! Organic and packaged in gorgeous glass bottles, these juices are best for elegant, more upscale brunches.
  3. R.W. Knudsen: Also packaged in beautiful glass bottles, these natural, unsweetened, no sugar added juices are delicious and include rare finds like blueberry and black current flavors!

Better your Brunch

Use code (LGCPROMO) for 15% your first purchase of Sparkling Wine from us.

Elevate the Traditional mimosa and move beyond classic Orange Juice and sparkling wine mimosa recipe… consider changing up the mimosa juices for your brunch sparkling cocktails seasonally, such as:

Fall & Winter Mimosas 

Apple Cider Mimosa

Pomegranate Mimosa

Cranberry Mimosa

Spring Mimosas 

Pink Grapefruit Mimosa

Blood Orange Mimosa

Strawberry Mimosa

Summer Mimosas 

Peach Mimosa

Watermelon Mimosa

Mango Mimosa

Pineapple Mimosa Recipe by Caroline’s Cooking


  • 2 oz pineapple juice 60ml
  • ½ oz triple sec 15ml (orange liqueur eg cointreau)
  • 3 oz champagne 90ml, approx, or other sparkling wine


Put the pineapple juice and triple sec in a champagne flute. Stir gently to combine. Top up the glass with sparkling wine and serve.

Build Your Own Mimosa Bar

Put your beautiful selection of fruit juices to good use! A fairly easy, but impactful way to impress your guests is to do a mimosa bar or a build-your-own concept. After all, variety is the spice of life! 

Give guests a flight of juices, a bottle of sparkling wine (classic brut or brut rosé) & fresh fruit for garnishes so they can craft the perfect mimosa according to their tastes! This makes a memorable, visual impression and is great for mingling and conversation.

Le Grand Courtâge rosé sparkling wine and white sparkling wine are also available in mini bottle sizes, 187ml perfect for favors and individual servings or even place settings and/or escort cards!

For even more elevated brunch entertaining and ideas, download our Brunch Ideas Booklet  for loads of inspiration and recipes.    

The beauty of brunch is that you get to incorporate sweet and savory dishes and be a little whimsical. And luckily, white and rosé sparkling wines are cuisine and cocktail friendly, and make for perfect pairing wines for practically everything from brunch to dessert. 

Read more on brunch pairings on our elevated brunch blog!

Play With Your Foods  (And  Drinks!)

Get creative! Add fun rims and garnishes for extra flavor and fun! A few favorite ways to play up your mimosas:

Mimosa FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the best champagne or sparkling wine for Mimosas?     

First, you might ask, what’s the difference between sparkling wine and champagne…  here’s a couple facts to provide some insights:

  1. Sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France which is located just outside of Paris. 
  2. Furthermore, Champagne can only be made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes.
  3. To clarify, all Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. We really should think of Champagne in terms of a geographical location as opposed to a winemaking style.

So what type of sparkling wine is best for your brunch mimosas? 

There are a few things to consider when choosing the best sparkling wine for mimosas and other sparkling wine and champagne cocktails. Read our thoughts, here!

For more champagne and sparkling cocktails, brunch inspiration, top food pairings, and elegant entertaining ideas, browse our curated blogs and follow along on Pinterest!

More Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipes To Try | Free Sparkling Cocktail Recipe Books:

You might be well-versed in thinking of topping off cocktails with Champagne and Prosecco, but it’s time to think pink and play with Pink “Champagne” or Sparkling Rosé as it adds a little more structure but is also vibrant, youthful fruit notes that pair well with spirits.

Sparkling wine is amazing in cocktails. Even a small splash of bubbles can brighten up a drink, enlivening or lifting its flavors and making it feel an awful lot more festive. Whether you are looking for cocktails for Brunch, a shower, a cocktail party, or an aperitif with friends, we have you covered with cocktails that go from brunch through to dessert.

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Strawberry Lemonade Peach Sparkling Frosé Wine Slushy Recipe

January 10, 2023

Ingredients Frosé / Wine Slushy!

2 cup Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé, chilled
1 cup of Natalie’s OJ Strawberry Lemonade, frozen into ice cubes
2 cups peaches, chopped and frozen


1. In a blender jar, combine chilled Sparkling Rose, frozen cubes of Strawberry Lemonade, and frozen peaches
2. Blend until smooth
3. Pour into champagne flutes

(Makes 4-6 drinks)

Grab one of our Iced Carafes, and keep your Frosès chilled by the pool.

See what other recipes we have in our free downloadable booklet here.

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Sparkling Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe


3-4 Mint Leaves (twist them as you add to release their
flavor and aroma)
3 oz Bourbon
2 tbsp Simple Syrup
1/2 cup Blackberries
1 oz Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
Ice cubes

Fill a julep or small rocks glass overflowing with ice cubes. In a shaker, muddle the blackberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup. Add 1 cup of ice cubes and bourbon to the shaker and shake well. Strain the drink into the glass filling it 3/4 full. Top with Le Grand Courtâge, gently stir to combine. Garnish with blackberries and mint.

See what other recipes we have in our free downloadable booklet here.

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Le Grand Courtâge Paloma Frosé Recipe

January 9, 2023

Paloma Frosé recipe

Paloma Frosé


  • 1 – 12 oz can grapefruit sparkling water
  • 4 oz tequila
  • ½ Grapefruit, juiced
  • 1 Large Lime, juiced
  • 3-4 Tbsp Agave nectar
  • 1 Bottle Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé


Pour the rosé wine and the grapefruit sparkling water into a large baking dish such as Pyrex. Place in the freezer for 24 hours or until the rosé is frozen solid but will not freeze completely since it’s alcohol.

Add the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice & agave to a high-speed blender. Transfer the frozen rosé + sparkling water into the blender. Cover and blend until combined.

Serve immediately, garnished with grapefruit zest or wedges as desired.

See what other recipes we have in our free downloadable booklet here.

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Female Founded Wine and Spirt cocktail recipes

January 4, 2023

Women’s Cocktail Collective & Female Founded Wine & Spirits Brands. As a founding member of the Women’s Cocktail Collective, we are aligned with the mission of diversifying the back bar with female-owned wine and spirits brands. Le Grand Courtâge CEO/Proprietor Tawnya Falkner grew up in a 3-street town, and that upbringing awoke a desire to see the world. The more she traveled, the more she realized that food and wine are about human connection and bringing people together to share life’s simple pleasures. Fueled by a passion and a belief, Tawnya gave up her career, took the leap, and moved to France. Her vision to create an affordable everyday luxury resulted in Le Grand Courtâge and Très Chic, award-winning French wines with appealing, modern character and an elegant appearance.

Want to join us in our mission? Request a female-founded cocktail at your local bar or mix one up at home!

Recipes for 100% women Founded Wine & Spirits Brands are below:


1 oz Pür•Spirits Aperitivo Zamaro

1 oz Square One Bergamot Vodka

Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rose

Juice of half a lemon

Directions: Add pür•spirits aperitivo zamaro, the bergamot vodka, and lemon juice to a champagne glass and top with Le Grand Courtage.


1 oz Macchu Pisco

1 oz Pür•Likör Blood Orange Liqueur

Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé

Juice of half a lime

Directions: Add liqueur, pisco, and lime juice to a champagne glass and top with the sparkling wine.


2 oz Pomp & Whimsy

2 oz Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut, chilled

Directions: Pour P&W over ice in a cocktail shaker and swirl until well chilled.  Strain into a coupe and top with brut.  Garnish with a fanciful twist of citrus.


Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé

1 oz Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


Lychee cordial⠀

Directions: Combine gin, juice of lemon, and lychee cordial over ice. Top with brut rosé.


1 oz Square One Organic Vodka

Mango Papaya Shrub (for garnish)

Juice of 1 Lemon

½ oz Simple Syrup

Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut

Directions: Combine all ingredients, top with brut.

Women’s Cocktail Collective & Female Founded Wine & Spirits Brands

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Cucumber-Jalapeño Sparkling Mojito Recipe

January 2, 2023


1 oz Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs
1-½ oz Vodka
1 oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
3 Cucumber Slices
3 Jalapeño Slices
3 Mint Leaves


Add all ingredients except for bubbles. Muddle, shake, and strain into a glass then add the bubbles. Top with ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel and mint sprig.

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