EP 592 Tasting wine with Maynard James Keenan of Tool in Arizona. Part 1

Gary Vaynerchuk visits Arizona and tapes an episode with one of the most requested guests to appear on the Thunder Show – Maynard James Keenan he also is wowed by the knowledge and passion of winemaker Eric Glomski.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Arizona Stronghold “Tazi”
2007 Page Springs Cellars Vino de la Familia Blanca
2007 Page Springs Cellars Landscape

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘I am actually in the room with Cardinal and Lions fans, people that are actually sadder than Jets fans. This is a tremendous feeling’

Good episode about an interesting area, however the guests are totally eclipsed by Gary

Tags: Arizonia, Maynard James Keenan, red, review, Syrah, Tool, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • MattUD

    Good stuff, part 2 to be watched soon.

  • Jay

    Hey Gary,

    You need to lay off the caffeine and let your guests talk for more then 5 seconds before you leap in and all over what they are trying to say.

    If you need hints on how to give good interviews, take a look at someone like George Stroumboulopoulos and how he interacts with his guests.

  • Jay

    Hey Gary,

    You need to lay off the caffeine and let your guests talk for more then 5 seconds before you leap in and all over what they are trying to say.

    If you need hints on how to give good interviews, take a look at someone like George Stroumboulopoulos and how he interacts with his guests.

  • pawncop

    Great episode looking forward to part 2.

  • pawncop

    Great episode looking forward to part 2.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Eric and Maynard(Yoo too, GV!). We’ve heard talk of your wines for a coupla years now, and good to see the projects spoken for in person.

    Thanks for patience w/ Gary. While he may be a sports fanatic, he, apparently, knows not of the music world. Psssshhhh…. Vince Neil…Whatta douche. (like 99.9% of all of them hairband crossdressing femmes.) Vince Neil killed a person, driving drunk, and battered a whore at the brothel where he spends his money. Him having anything to do with a winery is as sensible as me getting money from the bank or auto bailout. Hair music is as brainless as its purveyors, and their apparent pursuits.

    GV – Malvasia, like numerous other minor players, is probably better left as a blending component. While Wild Horse, and others have successfully demonstrated a functional ability of the grape, in the over twenty years that I’ve been watching/tasting, it has overwhelmingly been employed as a fragrance and flavor enhancer in very small proportions, – think Boony Doon, or the old Conundrum. Frascati is a great example of it’s use in Italy,(with Trebbiano). Madeira is another great, but understated use.

    Guys, I don’t wish to slag your beautiful little niche product – which I’ll bet is delicious, and will sell out in a second, annually, but GV often pretends to himself that every little grape ‘discovery’ out there can be the next commercial gigantic success, and they can’t, and there’s usually a historical reason that has precluded that.

  • Murso

    Thanks Eric and Maynard(Yoo too, GV!). We’ve heard talk of your wines for a coupla years now, and good to see the projects spoken for in person.

    Thanks for patience w/ Gary. While he may be a sports fanatic, he, apparently, knows not of the music world. Psssshhhh…. Vince Neil…Whatta douche. (like 99.9% of all of them hairband crossdressing femmes.) Vince Neil killed a person, driving drunk, and battered a whore at the brothel where he spends his money. Him having anything to do with a winery is as sensible as me getting money from the bank or auto bailout. Hair music is as brainless as its purveyors, and their apparent pursuits.

    GV – Malvasia, like numerous other minor players, is probably better left as a blending component. While Wild Horse, and others have successfully demonstrated a functional ability of the grape, in the over twenty years that I’ve been watching/tasting, it has overwhelmingly been employed as a fragrance and flavor enhancer in very small proportions, – think Boony Doon, or the old Conundrum. Frascati is a great example of it’s use in Italy,(with Trebbiano). Madeira is another great, but understated use.

    Guys, I don’t wish to slag your beautiful little niche product – which I’ll bet is delicious, and will sell out in a second, annually, but GV often pretends to himself that every little grape ‘discovery’ out there can be the next commercial gigantic success, and they can’t, and there’s usually a historical reason that has precluded that.

  • DanM

    Love Jerome, AZ. Been there many times since I was a kid and my dad (his name is Jerome) HAD to go seek out this town.

    Did lots of brake testing for automotive up and down the hill too!

    Keep it coming and hope to find these wines here in Wisconsin in the future.

  • DanM

    Love Jerome, AZ. Been there many times since I was a kid and my dad (his name is Jerome) HAD to go seek out this town.

    Did lots of brake testing for automotive up and down the hill too!

    Keep it coming and hope to find these wines here in Wisconsin in the future.

  • http://macewen1.tripod.com/ glen macewen

    mother puncher

  • http://macewen1.tripod.com glen macewen

    mother puncher

  • stand in the place

    another great review by gary as usual. thanks man!

  • stand in the place

    another great review by gary as usual. thanks man!

  • blush

    is Gary on speed or something ? :D ahahah

  • http://strudel blush

    is Gary on speed or something ? :D ahahah

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Fantastic show, thanks guys.

    I tried to watch this about six times, have been having major computer problems, so really glad I finally got to see the end.

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

    Fantastic show, thanks guys.

    I tried to watch this about six times, have been having major computer problems, so really glad I finally got to see the end.

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • Dan-o

    Good show. The guest seemed pretty cool and laid back. I di notice when you said “addicted to acid” that the 2 guests made eye contact and seemed to be smirking – I wonder if they enjoy a little Uncle Sidney while they grow vines in AZ.
    Liked your reference to Elyse, one of the best winemakers that does not have much of a following.

  • Dan-o

    Good show. The guest seemed pretty cool and laid back. I di notice when you said “addicted to acid” that the 2 guests made eye contact and seemed to be smirking – I wonder if they enjoy a little Uncle Sidney while they grow vines in AZ.
    Liked your reference to Elyse, one of the best winemakers that does not have much of a following.

  • Laura

    This would have been a really interesting interview if Gary could just stop talking for more than 5 seconds!!! I don’t think I can bear to watch part 2…

  • Laura

    This would have been a really interesting interview if Gary could just stop talking for more than 5 seconds!!! I don’t think I can bear to watch part 2…

  • yowens

    Having fun w part one, looking forward to part two…

  • yowens

    Having fun w part one, looking forward to part two…

  • http://youtube.com/nicolasaurelius Nicolas (Aurelius) Mitchell

    Sweet… Maynard named his “unknown” grapes after the woman “Aurelia”. Aurelius is my middle name (literally).

  • http://youtube.com/nicolasaurelius Nicolas (Aurelius) Mitchell

    Sweet… Maynard named his “unknown” grapes after the woman “Aurelia”. Aurelius is my middle name (literally).

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great show so far…. reserving all my comments ( aside from that first one :P ) until the end of part 2.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great show so far…. reserving all my comments ( aside from that first one :P ) until the end of part 2.

  • http://penilestate.blogspot.com/ politian

    This is utter tripe, mixed with horseshit, on white rice.

  • http://penilestate.blogspot.com politian

    This is utter tripe, mixed with horseshit, on white rice.

  • Nathan

    Who? I’m old and bald and think too highly of myself.

  • Nathan

    Who? I’m old and bald and think too highly of myself.

  • John

    Gary needs to lay off the crack. Everytime Eric or Maynard tried to speak, he would cut them off or try to finish their sentences. I was particularly interested in hearing from Eric. He happens to be a cousin of mine, and my stumbling upon this video was a huge and very strange coincidence. I had no idea he has been making wine with the front man of one of my favorite bands. I remember seeing bottles of wine at my father’s place that were labeled similarly to the duct taped ones in the second half of the “interview”. I heard Eric was making wine, but thought it was just a hobby. I’m glad to see him doing well!

  • John

    Gary needs to lay off the crack. Everytime Eric or Maynard tried to speak, he would cut them off or try to finish their sentences. I was particularly interested in hearing from Eric. He happens to be a cousin of mine, and my stumbling upon this video was a huge and very strange coincidence. I had no idea he has been making wine with the front man of one of my favorite bands. I remember seeing bottles of wine at my father’s place that were labeled similarly to the duct taped ones in the second half of the “interview”. I heard Eric was making wine, but thought it was just a hobby. I’m glad to see him doing well!

  • http://www.myspace.com/joevenz Joey Venz

    Gary is a bit eccentric, to say the very least, but the guy knows his wine! Maynard and his surfer, type, Pompous, arrogant partner did a good job on the show! God bless them all! Although, the bottom line is that I watched this because of Maynard, or should I say, James. Anyway, good show, major thank you! Now I’m going to pour the wine that I decantered before the show, and listen to some”TOOL”!

  • http://www.myspace.com/joevenz Joey Venz

    Gary is a bit eccentric, to say the very least, but the guy knows his wine! Maynard and his surfer, type, Pompous, arrogant partner did a good job on the show! God bless them all! Although, the bottom line is that I watched this because of Maynard, or should I say, James. Anyway, good show, major thank you! Now I’m going to pour the wine that I decantered before the show, and listen to some”TOOL”!

  • hope

    Is that guy in the middle on meth? He’s giving me a panic attack.

  • hope

    Is that guy in the middle on meth? He’s giving me a panic attack.

  • Alex

    Maynard is awesome. Go Tool!!

  • Alex

    Maynard is awesome. Go Tool!!

  • Misty

    haha, love it at around 16:28 when MJK and Eric look at each other and smile when Gary yells about loving acid. What's this Gary character on, anyways? MJK is too quiet, and so is Eric to even hear a word in edge-wise about their wine.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Just saw “Blood into Wine” last night…really enjoyed it. I was still a lurker when I saw this episode. Definitely need to go back and check it out again…will probably make a lot more sense now.

  • John__J

    I’ve had some of their wines they’re certainly worth picking up.

  • Anonymous

    Arizona makes some decent wines, they were a bit over priced back in 2007 when I was in Sedona. I am sure they got hurt by the housing crash in that area and either lowered prices or did not sell alot of their wine. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘I am actually in the room with Cardinal and Lions fans, people that are actually sadder than Jets fans. This is a tremendous feeling’

    Good episode about an interesting area, however the guests are totally eclipsed by Gary

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