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Every bottle of Champagne bears a set of initials that signify the type of producer who made the Champagne. Which of the following initials means that the Champagne was made by a Grower?

A. NM

B. CM

C. MA

D. RM

D.

RM stands for Récoltant Manipulant meaning a grower who makes Champagne from his own estate-grown grapes. NM (Négociant Manipulant) is used for a House that purchases grapes and/or wines to produce Champagne for its own brand. CM (Coopérative Manipulant) indicates the Champagne was made by a co-operative and MA (Marque d’Acheteur) refers to a private label Champagne that has been made for a supermarket, restaurant, or other entity. For more, watch this week’s Wine Clip.

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