This one’s been quietly bouncing around for a while, but it’s our first time covering it. I don’t usually cover documentaries, but this one … this one is special. Because if there are two things I love in the world, it’s family and dogs.
Wait … this is about neither of those things.
However, if there are two other things that I love in the world, it’s rock and roll and alcohol. Blood into Wine is a glorious combination of the two, featuring one of my favorite, and one of the most enigmatic performers ever — Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool (as well as A Perfect Circle and Puscifer). Keenan, in addition to being an iconic and brilliant musical talent, is also a not-so-amateur winemaker — in 2004, he founded Caduceus Cellars (named after the ancient symbol for commerce, and the staff of the Greek god Hermes) and Merkin Vineyard, named after … well … anyway.
Regardless, below is the trailer for Blood into Wine, a documentary about Keenan’s Arizona winemaking. It looks like a combination of an honest picture of his life, the beautiful lands that he works on, as well as a goofy-assed, comical depiction of the process. It also features Bob Odenkirk, Milla Jovovich, Fairuza Balk and Patton Oswalt.
If those names and that premise isn’t enough to get you interested, then we just can’t be friends.
Blood into Wine premieres at The W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ next month.