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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Will McNicol & Cline Cellars Mourvedre Rosé

Will McNicol was born in 1989 in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of six, his family moved to the south coast where he began studying classical guitar under Maurice Albin. He studied at Trinity College in London and graded with merits and distinction on all of his exams. Since then he gained Associate and Licentiate performance diplomas from Trinity and in 2011 was awarded a Fellowship diploma, an achievement rare for a twenty-one-year-old. Coincidently, he was also named 2011 Guitarist of the Year by Guitar Magazine.

He’s studied with several world-class classical and acoustic guitarists, including Gerald Garcia, Stuart Ryan, and Thomas Leeb. He’s a prolific composer and had released four albums and has written for theater and dance as well as for corporate films.

Will is currently based in Wimborne Minster, Dorset where he teaches acoustic, classical and electric guitar at Bryanston School, Yarrells Preparatory School and the Academy of Contemporary Music's regional center in Bournemouth.

His compositions are beautiful and his technique flawless. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do.

Summer hit this week and with temperatures in the mid-90s and the heat/humidity index around 105, it’s time for a refreshing Rosé. I love Rosés for their fresh fruit, bright acidity and a finish that makes you want to throw away the glass and sip it straight from the bottle with a straw. But of course, then you’d miss the fruity aromas. Cline Cellars Mourvedre Rosé is good one and a great bargain at $10.00. The first thing you notice is the aromas of strawberries and watermelon. The palate follows with more strawberry and bright cherry. And this one definitely calls for a straw. Great for a summer evening after the blazing sun has set and the humidity is bearable, and, of course, listening to the guitar of Will McNicol.