Favorite Female -Founded Brands to include at your next ladies nightSeptember 26, 2022
Favorite Female-Founded Brands. 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.
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 Rosé, award-winning French wines with appealing, modern character and an elegant appearance.
Regardless of the time of year, the French have an expression that translates to “rosé all year” or “rosé tout l’année”. The reality is that rosé is a great in-between wine and goes great with a variety of flavors, as rosé has enough structure and body to stand up to heavier dishes without overwhelming more delicate ones.
Further, both bubbly (sparkling wine, champagne, etc) and rosé are extremely versatile wines from breakfast to dessert and offer a great min-range palate that is cuisine and cocktail friendly.
*Sparkling varieties available in 750ml & 187ml bottles
The Menu Planning & Food Pairing
Sparkling wines and rosé make for practically foolproof food pairings! So, bring out a few of your favorite things and create an engaging snack board with something for everyone. We love adding in Fusion Jerky & Dutch Gold Honey for some female-founded flare.
With wines complementary alongside your favorite charcuterie board must-haves – shop with intention and seek out some of our favorite women-owned cheese vendors! View our cheese pairing guide here for seamless, elevated entertaining.
- Vermont Creamery
- Cowgirl Creamery
- Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
- Capriole Goat Cheese
- Laura Chanel
Pairing options are truly endless so no matter your venue, style, or budget, the menu knows no bounds! Here are a few more favorites. The truth is anything rich, savory, or spicy pairs fabulously.
- Popcorn: EATABLE, a gourmet popcorn brand with Happy-Hour-inspired flavors
- Chocolate: JCOCO Chocolate
- Candy: Maggie Louise Confections
- Gluten-Free & Vegan Chips: Siete Foods
The Party Essentials
It’s all in the details, darling! Elevate the celebration with our favorite femmes of the party!
- Female-founded glassware by Juliska or minority-owned Estelle Colored Glasses is sure to elevate the vibe for an occasion.
- Gorgeous arrangements by Farmgirl Flowers are simply stunning in any setting
- Entertaining guru Katie Jacobs’ book So Much To Celebrate has so much elevated inspiration! Featured in Southern Living & Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, her ideas are sure to impress!
Sparkling Cocktail recipes that celebrate sisterhood! 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. 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:
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
Juice of half a lime
Directions: Add liqueur, pisco, and lime juice to a champagne glass and top it with 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.
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, and top with brut.
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