Monday, February 22, 2010
Here comes another one of those things where so many seemingly disparate interests come together in such a unique way- I feel as if this is targeted directly at people like me. Tool's Maynard James Keenan is featured in the new documentary Blood into Wine for his wine-making efforts at Caduceus Cellars in Northern Arizona.
Now, I'm not going to claim I'm OGT but I do consider myself a pretty big fan of Tool's music. Their Aenima album is probably one of my all-time favorites for its dynamics and flow as a cohesive piece of work in addition to offering great singles.
I grew up in Tempe, Arizona and got my bachelor's in Electrical Engineering at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. I'll always consider Arizona home, so it's been interesting watching the rise of winemaking in the state. It seems every few months we hear that a new state is poised to become the next big thing (after California, Washington, Oregon and New York). Good wines can seemingly be made all over the United States. I've never tried wine from Arizona, but if this movie has anywhere near the effect Sideways had on Pinot Noir it could be a very good thing for Arizona wineries.
Check out the trailer here:
Screenings are happening at select cities across the country, but for my friends in New England these dates are one's to mark down on your calendar:
MA - Boston - Feb. 26 - 28 - Somerville Theatre
For more information:
Thanks to Boston University wine educator and friend Stacy Woods for the heads up on this event, which reminds me to mention her thoughtfully written piece on "The Difference Between Wine Blogs and Websites About Wine". Check it out.
Question of the Day: Are you going to the screening this weekend in Somerville? If not, have you seen the movie or had wines from Cadecus? What did you think?