Wine

Arizona Stronghold wines reach Australia

Some of you Aussies ordered some of the Merkin Vineyards 2006 Chuapacabra earlier this year. Matt from the Wine Experience emailed me this evening to give me the exclusive on the next shipment of Maynard’s wines, due this weekend. He says: The Arizona Stronghold wines have arrived early and will be released this weekend online through Wine Experience. We could only get 20 cases (240 bottles) of Arizona Stronghold Nachise… Read More »Arizona Stronghold wines reach Australia

Caduceus to be featured on Hollywood and Vines TV show

I was doing my usual Tool news trawling this morning, and came across this article today, which hinted at Maynard being featured on a TV show called Hollywood and Vines.  After a bit of searching I discovered this was indeed the case and Maynard’s Caduceus Cellars should feature in the first episode of Season Three: Year Three starts with a big bang. Michael Buble headlines an intimate outdoor concert at… Read More »Caduceus to be featured on Hollywood and Vines TV show

Maynard talks about Arizona & Winemaking

I came across a new interview on Arizona Republic with Maynard today, where he talks about his experiences in Arizona and Winemaking. Nothing particularly new, but an interesting read none the less: Touring plans will have to be scheduled around his other big commitment, though: He can’t very well tour during harvest. “Pretty much from August to November,” Keenan says, “I’m in the winery.” In other Maynard news, check out… Read More »Maynard talks about Arizona & Winemaking

Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra 2006 gets Australian release

Matt Irwin & Trent Allen, a couple of entrepreneurial Aussies have managed to secure the right to distribute Maynard’s wines into Australia.  This makes us the first country outside of the USA to have official distribution for these products.  It’s not a release of the entire range however, the first shipment will be the Chupacabra 2006, and I’d expect if this sells well then future wines will also become available.… Read More »Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra 2006 gets Australian release

Maynard in Wine Week part 2

Part 2 of the Wine Week interview with Maynard is now available on Youtube: Maynard on Wine Week part 2 An interesting interview for wine fans, Maynard talks about obviously the wine, how it effects touring, and also that he has no plans to export the wine to Australia (or presumably elsewhere).

Maynard speaks winemaking with 1 Wine Dude

Maynard tweeted this afternoon an interview that he recorded with the 1 Wine Dude.  It’s reasonable long (over 40 minutes) but I’ve just listened to the whole thing, and it’s well worth checking out, as Maynard touches on a range of subjects, including how wine making works in with his various band commitments.

Caduceus Wins Awards

According to a couple of tweets on the caduceuscellars account, a few of their wines have picked up some awards: 2007 Primer Paso: Critics Choice & Consumers Choice Awards from Arizona Wine Growers Association 2007 Primer Paso: Peoples Choice Award (award by whom we don’t know!) Congratulations to Maynard, Eric and the whole Caduceus/Merkin team on their effort. Now how about getting some of that wine Down Under? Interested in… Read More »Caduceus Wins Awards

Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room now open

In a recent email from the Puscifer mailing list, Maynard announced that the Tasting Room at Caduceus is now open: “Another in an endless series of complex puzzle pieces has fallen into place.  We are many years away from our goal, but the opening of this tasting room is a very, very important step towards achieving those goals.  Thank you all for your steadfast support.” – Maynard James Keenan Caduceus… Read More »Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room now open