Posted: July 18, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
First of all, my apologies, fellow bloggers and blog readers. I've been so busy with babysitting the vineyards and blending the 2007 juice that I forgot to blog. This is probably a good time to sign off and focus on the work, since technically this blog is supposed to be about me traveling around the globe and Over Indulging.
Posted: June 18, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
It appears we've managed to overcome our frost issues with our Merkin South and East vineyards. Last year, we installed a frost fan to move the cold air before it has a chance to settle on the vines and cause "winter kill.
Posted: May 21, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
Fate smiled upon me and even though I gave away my Wine Spectator Grand Tour ticket, I was able to attend the Las Vegas event. We moved the Tempranillo planting to May 1st and 2nd, rather than the 3rd, due to an almanac miscalculation.
Posted: April 23, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
As I explained in my last blog , I'm giving away a ticket to Wine Spectator 's Grand Tour in Las Vegas that I can't use due to our vineyard-planting schedule. But … I'm going to make you work for it.
Posted: April 18, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
Alex Stratta, of Wynn's Alex Restaurant, asked to include my and Eric Glomski's wines (the 2007 Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tazi and the 2005 Caduceus Naga and Sensei) for a wine dinner in May. I, of course, said yes, and then requested that he make good on his promise to let me work in the kitchen for a while prior to the event.
Posted: March 21, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
Thank goodness this is a blog and not a term paper. Run-on sentences, sentence fragments, non-standard punctuation. This would never make it past Ms. Ratchet, the Grammar Nazi. So please bear with me. I've always been puzzled and fascinated by Easter.
Posted: March 6, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
Arizona's liquor laws are older than Betamax and Dick Clark and nowhere near as entertaining. I decided to spread my wings a little and hooked up with an amazing broker for California. She loves the wines and her infectious excitement has motivated several otherwise exclusive wine lists to order my juice.
Posted: February 4, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
I realize this subject has been done to death, but I thought I'd try it on and see how it fits. The subject is screw caps, synthetic corks and TCA. Personally I don't mind synthetic corks or screw caps on wine that I plan on plowing through at the speed of light.
Posted: January 2, 2008 By Maynard James Keenan
I'm writing this having just returned from the Recovery Room Restaurant and Verde Valley Wine Co. in Cottonwood, Arizona. Paula and I were working our way through some Spanish wines. Because we can. Also because we're wine geeks and can't help ourselves.
Posted: November 26, 2007 By Maynard James Keenan
We're back on the road. That means more opportunities for wine-and-food pairings. This time I'm going to make a conscious effort to take notes. Or at the very least beg the sommelier to send me a copy of the pairing menu.
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