Arizona Stronghold Vineyards 2008 Tazi

Tonight’s quick sip hails from Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, located in Cornville, Arizona. Situated on the eastern edge of Sulfur Springs Valley in a small, unincorporated area known as the Kansas Settlement, the vineyard is a partnership between Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski (I highly recommend the documentary, Blood Into Wine, to learn more aboutRead more

Blood Into Wine

To say I’m excited about the upcoming documentary on Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and vineyard partner Eric Glomski in their mission to bring credibility to Arizona’s burgeoning wine industry is an understatement. Being a huge fan of local wine and Maynard, I can’t imagine a more perfect pairing (read my review of his 2006Read more

Not Quite Arizona

I normally stick with grapes grown exclusively in the state of the winery being reviewed, but decided to make an exception tonight. The 2006 Chupacabra from Merkin Vineyards (Page Springs, Arizona, southwest of Sedona) is the creation of Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Purchased from Whole Foods forRead more

Arizona in the News

A few recent articles of note highlighting the growing Arizona wine industry… Arizona Vineyards Destroyed By Fire One of Arizona’s oldest wineries has burned to the ground, sending ripples through the state’s wine industry that it helped developed. Arizona’s Wine Industry in Bloom Home to over 38 federally licensed wineries, the Arizona wine industry isRead more

Maynard James Keenan and Arizona Wines

Join Arizona Winemaker Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer and co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, as they sign bottles from their local wineries, Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards, and Arizona Stronghold. Details June 12, 4:30 – 7:30PM Whole Foods 8003 Turkey Lake Road Phillips Crossing Orlando, FLRead more

The Big 5

Although I still have a long path to travel to taste and experience the other 46 states, I often wonder what state will move into the highly sought after 5th spot behind the big 4? I continue to read more and more about the growing wine industries in Virginia, Arizona, and Ohio. Perhaps Michigan, Texas,Read more