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When you are celebrating the Celtic holiday of Samhain, or modern-day Halloween, consider the wine cellars at Viña Concha y Toro in Chile, which are known locally as the “Devil’s Cellar.” Their winemaker, Enrique Tirado, explained that winery founder Don Melchor created the story as a way of stopping his best wines from being stolen. Marketed under the Casillero del Diablo label, the 2013 …

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Chardonnay Lynn Colonese

Canaan, N.H. — Chardonnay Lynn Colonese, 18, died suddenly on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at home. Chardonnay is survived by her mother, Charlotte (Stokes) Benjamin, her husband Cyle Benjamin of Lebanon, N.H., and her father, Jerel Lipscomb and his partner, Christina Lorrey of Canaan.

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Nick's Wine Pick – A Venerable California Merlot

California produces an awful lot of Merlot, and a lot of it is pretty awful. It’s boringly inoffensive, designed for the “I’ll have a glass of Merlot” crowd, each indistinguishable from the next.

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