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Redemption at Last: The Arizona Wine Tour

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Arizona Stronghold  |  Four Eight Wineworks  |  Page Springs Cellars  |  Caduceus Cellars

The Quick Back Story...

Just before beginning our “Vagabloggers” experience of full-time travel a few years ago, we saw a documentary called Blood Into Wine. The documentary chronicles the up-and-coming wine industry in Arizona. More notably, the documentary features the story behind the wines of the ubiquitous musician (and now winemaker) Maynard James Keenan. For those who may be unfamiliar... in short, Maynard in an individual who has had a resounding impact on my life through the music and lyrics of the bands he fronts: Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Shortly after seeing said film, we found ourselves inspired to experience this Arizona wine scene and taste the wines for ourselves. So… we planned a road trip to Flagstaff/Cottonwood/Jerome with a couple of friends and off we went. The experience, however, was incredibly short-lived and we, well… made mistakes. Like not even buying or tasting Maynard’s artisan line of wines: Caduceus. If you’re super curious about those mistakes, check out our older Jerome blog post here.

Now, after having lived the nomadic lifestyle for over 3 years, we were presented with the opportunity to meet up with some friends (one of whom joined us on the previous trip) for a redemption visit. This time, we had all the time in the world, a van to stay in, and frankly, better access to the wines.   Read more

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Grand Canyon Heli-Adventure

Every year, millions of people flock to the Grand Canyon to wander the rim and stare into it's seemingly endless abyss.  We like to think that we were just a bit luckier than those people.  Thanks to our good friends Garrett and Renata Slack and the folks at Papillion Helicopter Tours, we were able to fly though the Canyon.
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Road Trip to Jerome AZ: Wine, Roads and Ruins

Last weekend, we took a road trip with our good friends Dallin and Nadya to Jerome, Arizona.

Why Jerome you ask?

 

Well, it's quite simple actually... maybe.  You see, there's a band I (Josh) have been obsessed with over the last several years my life- TOOL.   Maynard James Keenan is the singer for Tool as well as a few other bands like A Perfect Circle and Puscifer.  So... Maynard has moved to the small town of Jerome, Arizona to start Merkin Vineyards and make wine under the label Caduceus Cellars.

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