Maynard James Keenan of Tool is a complex dude. Not only does he have at least three bands on the go at the same time–Tool, A Perfect Circle and Pusifer–but he’s also a successful winemaker. You heard me.
He has a vineyard in Arizona–not exactly a hotbed of wine–but he’s working hard to make his boutique wines more popular. Part of that involves making personal appearances where he promotes and autographs bottles.
At first, fans show up to talk about Tool but then the conversation turns to which wines to pair which foods. If you’re a foodie and you want to check out what Maynard’s on about, go to his vineyard’s website: www.caduceus.org. Even if your tastes lean more towards beer, you’ll be impressed by the website. It has the look and feel of something Tool might do. And yes, I’ve had some of his wine and it’s very good.