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The Champagne of Cannabis

Add some ‘sparkle’ to your table this holiday season with LaGrandeur

(Photo credit: Eric Louis Haines)

The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun. In addition to finding the perfect turkey, finding the perfect beverage to match your menu can be a challenging task. Wine and Champagne are obvious choices when it comes to festive drinks, but are there any good alternatives?

This holiday season, pop open a bottle of LaGrandeur Sparkling Cranberry carefully infused with 5 milligrams of THC. With only 60 calories per bottle, this brand new liquid edible is the perfect match for your Thanksgiving dinner or to enjoy as a refreshing aperitif during upcoming holiday parties.

We had the chance to sit down with Ruby LaGrandeur, founder of LaGrandeur, at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Ruby is the real deal - she is stylish, loves the gourmet world, she’s incredibly knowledgeable about cannabis, and she is a dedicated business-minded mother who followed her passion to launch her signature infused beverage in September of this year.

“LaGrandeur is a reflection of my love for health and wellness,” Ruby explains. “Two years ago, I left corporate America to start a new chapter. Luckily, a good friend of mine worked in the cannabis industry and introduced me to the medicinal side of the plant. After seeing how beneficial cannabis can be for your health, I fell in love. I decided to study the industry and became obsessed with the edibles category. At that time, there wasn’t a lot of high-end products out there, so my goal was to create an elegant edible specifically designed for women.”

(Photo credit: Eric Louis Haines)

An elegant edible indeed. LaGrandeur Sparkling Cranberry is not only delicious, but the packaging is beautiful and eye-catching. The label is also educational and provides a full list of the ingredients primarily sourced from organic products including organic cranberry juice, lime juice, and raw honey. It is the Champagne of cannabis.

LaGrandeur contains 5 milligrams of pure THC, which is the perfect amount to relax and unwind to. Ruby’s vision was to create a positive cannabis experience for adults. Strictly a low-dose product, LaGrandeur is aimed at keeping social activities alive while medicating and is meant to be shared with friends. A perfect product to enjoy during the season of love, comfort, and cheer!

So how does one consume an infused cannabis beverage?

"Just open, sip, and enjoy,” says Ruby. “LaGrandeur provides an accurate dose, so there is no need to measure anything out. Be sure to serve it chilled and drink it in one sitting to best enjoy this bubbly.”

Looking for some holiday pairing ideas? Below is a list of foods that will pair well with LaGrandeur Sparkling Cranberry.


Holiday Pairing Ideas

  • Cheeses: Soft cheeses such as Goat Cheese, Brie or Chevre

  • Side Dishes: Cranberry Stuffing, Sausage Gravy, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Crostini topped with Goat Cheese, Cranberry Couscous

  • Meats: Seasoned Roasted Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Pulled Pork or Truffled Goose

  • Desserts: Cranberry-Ginger Pear Pie, Orange-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake, Angel Food Cake

With the holidays just around the corner, treat yourself and your friends to a bottle of LaGrandeur now available in the Bay Area through designated delivery partners Ona.Life and Sava (SRP $14).

To learn more about LaGrandeur Sparkling Cranberry or Founder Ruby LaGrandeur, please visit or follow on Instagram @vivalagrandeur.

Happy Holidays!

The Herb Somm



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