Drink With Rick

Hosted ByRick Savoia

Join Rick every week as he tastes and learns about a new wine!

Rick is not a sommelier. He doesn’t play one on TV. He just likes to drink wine. He doesn’t know everything about it, and he doesn’t pretend to be an expert. He’s not. But he knows what he likes, and what he doesn’t. And that’s good enough for him.

If it tastes good to him, He will drink it, and if he likes it, he’ll recommend it. If he doesn’t, he won’t, and he won’t drink much, either. He’ll just chuck it down the sink. And that’s what counts.

Because that’s the way most people in the real world drink wine. They aren’t hung up on all the nuances of a fermented beverage. They don’t want to waste time with all the pretentious pomposity associated with wine snobbery. They just want to enjoy it and the fellowship of family, friends and acquaintances who share their interest in this nectar. After all, at the end of the day, isn’t that really what wine is all about?

Rick prefers dry and semi-dry red wines, although he will occasionally drink white, if it is at least moderately dry and not too tangy. He does not like sweet wines, but will occasionally drink a dessert wine in small amounts if it isn’t overly syrupy or sickeningly sweet.

Among the reds, he prefers a good Merlot, Cabernet, Bordeaux, Valpolicella, Zinfandel, Chianti, Malbec or Tempranillo, and some red blends if the combination is right. So, if you want to send him a nice bottle of wine to taste and review (hint hint, nudge nudge), send him one of those.


All Episodes

DWR-193 – Killawarra 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Tasting and Review

I open, taste, and review a Killawarra 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz red blend from Australia! Plus, National Gift of the Ladybug Day, the space shuttle Challenger, a book giveaway, and Open Chat.

DWR-192 – Paravent Grande Reserve 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste, and review a Paravent Grande Reserve 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon red wine from France! We also toast national days. Plus, Squirrel Appreciation Day, a book giveaway, and the world premiere of Starchy & Crutch!

DWR-190 – Patroferno Appassimento Puglia Primitivo 2021 Tasting and Review

I open, taste, review a Patroferno Appassimento Puglia Primitivo 2021 red wine from Italy! Plus, national days, Facebook copyright issues and Open Chat!

DWR-189 – New Year 2023 Special and Drinking Game

This is the one hundred eighty-ninth episode of the live winestream. We ring in the New Year with games, giveaways and fun galore.

DWR-187 – Second Annual Wine Calendar Drinking Game

We play the Second Annual Wine Calendar Drinking Game! No is drinking required on your part. The rules are simple and will be posted explained times during the show. Play for a chance to win a prize!

DWR-186 – Oko Pinot Noir 2021 Tasting and Review

I open, taste, review an Oko Pinot Noir 2021 red wine from France! Plus, National Cookie Day, how to start a podcast real cheap, and Open Chat!

DWR-185 – Campi Rudi Appassimento 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste, review a Campi Rudi Appassimento 2020 red wine from Italy! Plus, National Cake Day, Secondhand Sunday and Open Chat!

DWR-184 – Barkan Classic Chardonnay 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste, review a Barkan Classic Chardonnay 2019 white wine from Israel! Plus, it’s Thanksgiving Day!

DWR-183 – Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste, review a Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 red wine from California! Plus, National Absurdity Day, Pets in TV shows and Open Chat!