Signs of Summer

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A whiff of Jasmine from Marinella’s yard is a welcome greeting this morning.  My basil also is rebounding nicely.  After a May that was unseasonably rainy and cold, it now is beginning to feel like summer.  For those of us born in the warmer months, long winters are particularly torturous!  The upside of all the rain is that Tuscany has never looked more beautiful and the scent of the ginestra in bloom follows you everywhere.  I can now walk barefoot on the tiles of my apartment and I actually kicked off the duvet last night… although that may have been because there was heat radiating off of my back from a slight sunburn.  My friend Terry invited me to her pool yesterday afternoon and despite sunblock, I still managed to get a little pink.  To me it’s a slight improvement over the ghostly white of winter!

I am enjoying a full weekend off, a treat that happens sporadically during the summer — the days are long now that the tourists are streaming in.  We had a German client celebrate 20 years with us this week and we had a little celebration for him.  I also have met some wonderful people who have been such supporters of my book.  Thank you so much to Liz and Krista who not only came in having read my book on Kindle, but also bought hard copies from me at the winery.  Also hugs to Jackie and her daughter Katie who provided one of my more delightful encounters this week!

So swimming yesterday, and dinner with friends last night.  Today I am hoping to find a spot outside and read.  LUXURY!!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and a special Father’s day HUG for my dad whom I spoke to yesterday.  I sometimes can smell his barbecue ribs from Italy!  Love you, Dad!!!

Poked my head into the bottling area just to take a peak at my Vino Nobile!

Poked my head into the bottling area just to take a peek at my Vino Nobile!

FANS!!!  Thank you krista and Liz for the support and for the terrific reviews on Amazon!!! xoxox

FANS!!! Thank you Krista and Liz for the support and for the terrific reviews on Amazon!!! xoxox

Our 2nd Annual "Poliziano Experience" ... a thank you dinner for 200 private clients

Our 2nd Annual “Poliziano Experience” … a thank you dinner for 200 private clients

Our German client who has been a loyal Poliziano client for 20 years gets choked up when we present him with a bottle from 1993, the year he discovered us!

Our German client, who has been a loyal Poliziano client for 20 years, gets choked up when we present him with a bottle from 1993, the year he discovered us!

After a dinner of pizza and beer, Francy tops it off with a cake covered in Grappa!  (note the huge size of the bottle)  Tasty!

After a dinner of pizza and beer, Francy tops it off with a cake covered in Grappa! (note the huge size of the bottle) Tasty!

I. LOVE. SUMMER. PS  Zoom in at your own risk... there is a lot of white flesh there! :)

I. LOVE. SUMMER.
PS Zoom in at your own risk… there is a lot of white flesh there! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Signs of Summer

  1. Hi Jennifer! Would love to have wine from the town we visited and the winery we almost-visited. Wish we’d had the time to go with you that day. Can we find Poliziano wine here in the U.S?

  2. Hi Maria!

    You can find some of the Poliziano wines in the states. In Texas the Rosso for sure and probably the Vino Nobile. The reserve Vino Nobile and our Super Tuscans, Le Stanze and Mandrone are harder to find. If you can’t locate them send me an email at work accoglienza@carlettipoliziano.com and I will send you info on shipping them home! We make it painless. 🙂 xoxo

  3. Hey Jen,
    Our book club in Naples Italy is reading your book for our July discussion! Would love to have you come:) many of us met you at the winery last fall.

  4. That’s awesome!!! Thank you so much! I am working a lot now that the season is ongoing, so I am guessing I won’t be able to come in person but maybe we could do a little skype conversation?? Send me an email at accoglienza@carlettipoliziano.com and let me know the details when you are doing it etc!! Jen

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