In this, the second part of our interview with Maynard James Keenan we talk about who introduced him to wine, and what’s more important – tending the vines for Caduceus Cellars or touring with Tool, Puscifer or A Perfect Circle?
This week we were lucky to be able to catch up with Maynard James Keenan backstage in Melbourne, Australia before he took to the stage with his band, Tool. But it wasn’t music we wanted to talk to Maynard about, but his winery Caduceus Cellars.
In this, part one, we chat with Maynard about choosing to grow wine in Arizona along with tasting his latest white blend of Chardonnay and Malvasia.
We like big calls here on Wine Week, and there’s no bigger call than to name a wine as the best single vineyard white wine in the world. That’s exactly the accolade that the Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon picked up this week in London at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. After a call like that, we had to check it out.
While no one has ever called the Mamre Brook Shiraz the best wine in the world, we’ve never been unhappy drinking it, and think the new label design is pretty good too.
To round out the week, and our last episode before number 200, we check in with a Chardonnay from Yabby Lake. Tom Carson and the folks from Yabby Lake are taking part in the Wine Rules touch footy competition this weekend in Elwood, so why not drop past and try his wine if you haven’t already had the chance to.
This week Danny, Brad and Caroline are joined by special guest Leanne De Bortoli to talk about charity touch football event Wine Rules as well as the state of the Yarra Valley. They also talk about the other goings on in the world of wine this week.
This week Danny, Brad and Caroline talk about the big winners in the Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the year awards and the Langtons Classification V. They also talk about the other goings on in the world of wine this week.
In part 2 of our recorking clinic special Peter Gago guides Danny through the process of checking a 1987 Bin 389. Will the wine be good enough to meet the standards of Penfolds’ Chief Winemaker? And what happens once the taste test is complete?
Every couple of years Penfolds allows people to bring in older bottles of their wine to be assessed by the winemakers. We took along a bottle of Bin 389 from 1987 for Peter Gago – chief winemaker for Penfolds – to open and evaluate. We also got a chance to talk with Peter about the stories behind the bottles they see at the clinics and why Penfolds hold them.