Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wine Movie : Blood Into Wine

We streamed Blood into Wine on the recommendation of Fred Reiss, our pourer from Skov Winery. Our preference was to watch his Mondovino recommendation, but this was unavailable for streaming on NetFlix. We'll have to wait for the DVD.

The movie is an interesting look at Maynard James Keenan's journey to make wine in Arizona. Maynard is the lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer; none of which Sue nor I are very familiar with. Maynard teams up with Eric Glomski, previously a wine maker at David Bruce, to create a winery: Cadeceus Cellars.

The movie is more about Maynard's journey than wine making in general. He's a pretty interesting character, but the movie probably fares better with his existing fans. We would have preferred more wine related information. We give it a weak recommendation.

Maynard used this incredibly cool fish corkscrew. I wonder how many of these they have sold since the movie. I know we ordered one.

Pisces Corkscrew

The wine sounded pretty interesting and we'd love to try some, though a lot of it seems sold out on their web site.

I recommend this movie. I liked it, giving it it three stars out of five.

*** Spoiler Alert ***

Q: Was that show at the beginning real? It seemed way to unbelievable to be real.

A: ???