Types of maker
On each bottle of champagne there is the makers identifing mark, consisting of two letters and a long number.
RM: Récoltant-Manipulant / Grower Maker. These are typically small artisan producers who grow the grapes and make the champagne at their 'Maison'. They account for a small
proportion (about 3%) of total production - All of our producers are RM's.
NM: Négociant-Manipulant / Wholesaler Maker. These are people who buy grapes and make the champagne on their premises, often in Rheims or Epernay. Most of the well known
champagnes are made like this and nearly all UK champagne is of this type.
CM: Co-operative Maker: These are people who grow large quantities of grapes in groups and create brand names to sell their champagne under, such as Nicolas Feuillatte.
RC: A co-op member selling co-op champagne but under their own label.
SR: An association of growers, but not a co-operative.
MA: A brand sold under a retailers own label and unrelated to the grower or maker.
ND: A wine merchant or wholesaler selling under it's own name.
A healthy choice
We always encourage responsible drinking and believe that champagne has a few extra benefits it's worth enjoying. Brut Zero is very low in calories compared with other alcoholic drinks, and the
way champagne is made removes a lot of impurities present in other drinks that are often the cause of hangovers.
Champagne also contains high levels of polyphenols which may provide heart health benefits, and according to Oxford university, champagne get's you drunk quicker, whilst scientists at Reading university believe drinking champagne could improve your memory.