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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