In a few minutes, I will start the last punchdown of 08

It has been quite a year and, as always, I am both relieved and a bit sad. Relieved that I don’t have to think about punch down Sunday morning nor Sunday evening for another year. Sad that the harvest rituals are over.

Of course, the end of harvest means that ski season is here. Alta and Snowbird in Utah are both open – Alta only for the weekend. Our good friend, Greg Neville, skied Snowbird yesterday. It sounds like it was a great day and this season will be something else. I am already dreaming of spending the day skiing and then dinner at Greg’s restaurant in Salt Lake – Lugano’s. If you go, ask for our wine!