Author Archives: The Walpole Barn

Need Candles?

Some of the candles that we sell in the Barn:  

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Scoops, Grubbers & Trowels

Thank goodness it’s that time of year again! The Barn will be opening up for the season in the few days and we are really looking forward to unpacking all those boxes of new product  that will be arriving over … Continue reading

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Warren’s Wine Notes – Port

Somebody in Motown had to be thinking of Port when they wrote the classic song: “ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby”… cause there’s only one place that real Port comes from….and that’s Oporto Portugal.  California, South Africa and Australia … Continue reading

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Warren’s Wine Notes – Gewürztraminer

Monday evenings at the 1812 Barn down the road in Bristol, King Eider’s Pub holds their weekly Trivia competition. Teams as large as 20 and as small as 2 (last weeks winners) graciously compete trying to answer 30 questions divided … Continue reading

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Warren’s Wine Notes – Rioja

My father-in-law religiously followed the maxim made famous by the food critic Waverly Root….“drink wine everyday at lunch and dinner, and the rest of life will take care of itself.” When I met Craven Walker for the first time in … Continue reading

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How to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Yes, it’s a well kept secret  – your electric drip coffee machine will never be able to provide you with a ‘really’ good cup of coffee.  The reason? The water is not hot enough and the coffee does not have time … Continue reading

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Warren’s Wine Notes

Years ago in a former incarnation I found myself in Dallas for a major showroom opening. The after dinner speaker that evening was Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus fame, the Mahatma Gandhi of high-end retail. Sometime after 9:00 pm he … Continue reading

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