Tool’s Maynard James Keenan and Oenology
Unlike Tool’s fictitious lachrymology, oenology is a real thing. And as the owner of a respected vineyard in Arizona, Maynard James Keenan is a keen (and professional) oenologist.
LA Mag takes a look at Maynard and his wine along with his many musical endeavours.
Maynard James Keenan is a juggler. He anchors two bands (progressive metal outfit Tool and melodic alt rock band A Perfect Circle), runs two wineries (Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards—yes, THAT merkin), and oversees a music/multimedia/whatever-you-want-to-call-it project (Puscifer).How does he find time to manage all these endeavors? “It’s a matter of deciding what’s important,” Keenan says. “Start getting ridding of things that aren’t necessarily important [and] you’d be amazed at how much you can get done.”