Arizona Strongholds’ Wine Signings

The Puscifer mailing list has advised us of a new set of wine signings, this time including dates in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

Arizona Strongholds’ Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski will be signing bottles of their various wines at Whole Foods Markets in Northern California next week:
Feb. 17  Fresno, CA  4:30 – 7:30 pm  @ 650 W. Shaw Ave.
Feb. 18  Petaluma, CA  4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 621 E. Washington St. (parking across the street)
Feb. 19  Sacramento, CA  4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 4315 Arden Way
Upcoming dates:
Feb. 26 & 27  Denver, CO 4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 7400 E. Hampden Ave.
Mar. 1  Albuquerque, NM  2:00 – 5:00 pm @ 2103 Carlisle Blvd. NE)
Mar. 23  Plano, TX 4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 2201 Preston Rd.
Mar. 24  Austin, TX 4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
Mar. 26  Sugar Land, TX 4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 15900 Southwest Freeway
Mar. 27  San Antonio, TX 4:30 – 7:30 pm @ 255 E. Basse Rd.


Maynard on

I’ve only watched the first few minutes of this video (and none of part 2) on Wine Library TV, but it would appear to have an extensive interview with Maynard and Eric in regards to their wine making exploits.  Thanks to Justin for the tip!

Can Maynard James Keenan Put Arizona Wine on the Map?

I found a somewhat interesting article/interview with Maynard and Eric Glomski about their wine making on the Phoenix New Times website.  A pretty interesting read if you like this side of Maynard’s work, though don’t be expecting anything Tool-related.

Puscifer Live Rumour

The Gauntlet has a (very brief) article on Maynard, the Wine Signings and the new Puscifer Store and I picked up this little tidbit:

Responding to rumors of a live incarnation of Puscifer and a possible Las Vegas outing this February, Keenan offered no confirmation but a knowing smile.

Not really much point reading the rest of the article unless you’re a die hard.

Tool Newsletter, Wine Signings

The Augustember edition of the Tool newsletter is now out on Toolband/Army, and as promised it largely talks about Danny & Blair’s recent trip to Maynard’s Vineyard. A somewhat interesting read but don’t expect much Tool insight.

There’s also some more information regarding Maynard’s upcoming Wine Signing Sessions at Whole Foods Markets about the place:

“Vineyard owners Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski kick off signings of 2007 Arizona Stronghold “Tazi,” “Mangus,” and “Nachise” beginning Sept. 16 in Pasadena.”

“Cornville, Ariz., Aug. 7 – Arizona Stronghold Vineyard vintners Maynard James Keenan (Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards owner and front man for Tool and Puscifer) and Eric Glomski (Page Springs Cellars) will host, in conjunction with Whole Foods Market, a series of bottle signings beginning Sept. 16 in Pasadena, Calif. The pair will be signing bottles of the debut 2007ASV releases as well as the 2006 Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra, and a handful of Keenan’s Caduceus wines.”

Dates and locations for the signings are:

September 17 4:30 – 7:30 pm Venice, CA (225 Lincoln Blvd at Rose)
October 21 2- 5 pm Tustin, CA
(Jamboree and Barranca Pkway at the Districtat Tustin Legacy)
22 9 am – 12 pm West Los Angeles, CA (11666 National Blvd. at Barrington)
November 4 4:30 – 7:30 pm Henderson/Las Vegas, NV (100 S. Green Valley Pkwy)
6 2 – 5 pm San Diego, CA (8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. at Nobel)
December 2 9 am – 12 pm Fairfax/Los Angeles, CA (6350 W. 3rd St. at Fairfax)
3 4:30 – 7:30 pm El Segundo, CA (760 S. Sepulveda Blvd. at Rosecrans)
9 4:30 – 7:30 pm Las Vegas, NV (6689 Las Vegas Blvd. S. at Sunset Rd.
in Town Square Las Vegas)
10 4:30 – 7:30 pm Chandler, AZ (2955 W. Ray Rd. at the 101)
11 4:30 – 7:30 pm Scottsdale, AZ 7111 E. Mayo Blvd. at Scottsdale Blvd.
15 4:30 – 7:30 pm Scottsdale, AZ (8688 E. Raintree Dr. at the 101)

About Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

“ASV lies at the eastern edge of Sulfur Springs Valley, in Cochise County (alongside the Wilcox Playa) in a small, unincorporated area known as the Kansas Settlement. The vineyard site is 80 acres with 66 acres currently under vine. Co-owned by Eric Glomski (Page Springs Cellars) and Maynard James Keenan (Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards), ASV’s mission is to present affordable top quality Arizona wine made by passionate Arizona based winemakers. Keenan says of the vineyard, “One of our many goals here in Arizona is to establish a cornerstone around which locally owned and operated, sustainable and organic industries can thrive.”

Maynard Wine Signings

Maynard and Eric Glomski from Page Spring Cellars will be attending a series of signing events in California, Nevada and Arizona later this year.  The pair will be signing bottles of the debut 2007ASV releases as well as the 2006 Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra, and a handful of Keenan’s Caduceus wines.

The will be held at Whole Foods Markets on the following dates:

September       16      4:30 - 7:30 pm  Pasadena, CA
                17      4:30 - 7:30 pm  Venice, CA
October         21      2- 5 pm         Tustin, CA
                22      9 am - 12 pm    West Los Angeles, CA
November        4       4:30 - 7:30 pm  Henderson, NV
                6       2 - 5 pm        San Diego, CA
December        2       9 am - 12 pm    Fairfax/Los Angeles, CA
                3       4:30 - 7:30 pm  El Segundo, CA
                9       4:30 - 7:30 pm  Las Vegas, NV
                10      4:30 - 7:30 pm  Chandler, AZ
                11      4:30 - 7:30 pm  Scottsdale, AZ
                15      4:30 - 7:30 pm  Scottsdale, AZ

I imagine it’s likely that Tool will be a taboo topic as with previous sessions.


Wings Anniversary & and message from Maynard

Posted recently on Toolband/Army and Maynard’s Myspace site:

“Today Marks the 5 year anniversary of Judith Marie’s surrender to a 29
year struggle against time and gravity. Take a moment to count your
blessings. Remind yourself that life is short. (In Judith’s case, long
and painful.) Take a deep breath and allow the petty stuff to
disintegrate into dust and blow away. It’s all gonna work out. Judith’s
last wishes were that her final resting place be near me. So I brought
her ashes to my home in Arizona and spread her across the South East
facing slope so every morning she could watch the sunrise with me. Like
the Phoenix rising from the ashes, her new wings are these estate
vines. And like her, these vines are tenacious, vigorous, stubborn, and
the fruit is sexy and complex. I’m going to name this wine “Nagual del
Judith, Judith’s Cabernet Sauvignon.” Now she gets finally to travel
around the world, meet new and interesting people, and be around lots
and lots of great food. Pure Heaven.” – MJK

Maynard talks about Wine

For those of you interested in Maynard‘s winemaking exploits, have an article about the recent signings that Maynard held in Arizona. The article talks with Maynard and partner Eric Glomski about the signings, and also about the wine.

Maynard “Big Brother” to Christopher Meloni

I came across an article on Wine Spectator who talk to Law & Order start Christopher Meloni. In the interview he mentions his relationship with Maynard:

WS: I understand that winemaker, rock singer and Wine Spectator blogger Maynard James Keenan is something of a wine mentor to you. Tell us about that.
CM: We get together in New York to drink wine, usually the day before he does a concert here. The first time we met, it was [actress] Janeane Garofalo who got us together. We went to Babbo and ordered a magnum of ’96 Sassicaia, and it’s blossomed from there. He’s kind of my big brother in wine. I’ve offered to have him put me to work in Arizona [where he co-owns vineyards]. My dream is to one day make my own wine. It used to be a dream of owning a vineyard in Italy and making my own, but now, after hearing about some of the challenges that Maynard’s endured, I’d be content to make my own wine and let someone else have the headache of ownership. [Laughing]

Other than that, it’s not a particularly interesting read…

Wine for Sale

A somewhat anonymous reader sent me a link to a Craigslist page which claims to be selling an bottle of Primer Paso Caduceus wine autographed by Maynard. According to the blurb:

I have a full bottle of Primer Paso Caduceus wine autographed red wine.
the bottle was purchased in chandler where maynard himself was signing
it. it is a $70 bottle of wine and will be accepting offers for it. i
can provide pictures of the bottle and you can look at it at the wines
web site. it is EXTEMELY RARE due to maynard only brought ten cases and
will not ever have any more in stock due to its a 2005 and autographed.
very cool bottle and hand painted. not a paper label like the others.
This is the more expensive bottle not the arizona stronghold. It Sold
out very quick. please email me if interested in purchasing the item
and with your offer. i will respond and ship immediatley if needed!
thanks and look forward in hearing from you. I wont even respond to
stupid offers so dont be dumb!

I’m usually pretty wary of Craigslist postings, so purchase at your own risk!

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