Eddie Recommends: Arizona wines

By Eddie Matney

Arizona-grown? Tacos? Menudo? Carne Asada?

Nobody ever thinks wine.

We insiders have a feeling that’s going to change. For the first time for this fine state, the wine coming out of here looks promising. And we hear Jerome is on the brink of another boom…this one will be of the barrel variety. Good soil. Good water. Good climate. All the makings for a good bottle or two.

Maynard Keenan of Tool recently took to some grapes in Jerome. And if a rock star doesn’t know alcohol, I don’t know who does. So keep an eye out for the Arizona Stronghold Mangus. Or taste the Cadeceus Primer Paso. You’ll like it.

Chef Eddie Matney is the owner of Eddie's House in Scottsdale.

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