“Blood Into Wine” Premieres Today

Today, the highly anticipated “Blood Into Wine” independent film premieres. The film, from Phoenix production company Twinkle Cash Company, follows local winemaker/rock star Maynard James Keenan and his business partner Eric Glomski on their mission to bring attention to Northern Arizona as a burgeoning wine region. (Kennan is behind the local Arizona Stronghold, Merkin and Caduceus Cellars.) Directors/producers Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke followed Keenan during the 2009 winemaking year in Northern Arizona.

“Blood Into Wine” will premiere tonight at W Scottsdale. (For more information on the premiere, visit http://wscottsdaletickets.com/index.php?event_id=3.) The movie will play at select theaters nationwide. Locally, the movie can be viewed at Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4 and in Tucson at The Loft Cinema on April 28. A DVD is planned for the spring.

Last night, we enjoyed some of Keenan’s top sips at Phoenix’s Noca, which hosted a special movie premiere dinner. Ones to try: Arizona Stronghold Rhone Blend 2008, Caduceus Cellars Nagual de la Naga Cab Blend 2006 and Arizona Stronghold Dayden Rose 2008. www.bloodintowine.com.

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