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-237 – Italian Pinot Grigio and Rum Coffee for Mothers Day

We open a Gaetano D’Aquino Pinot Grigio from Italy and a Rum flavored coffee! We also toast national days. Plus, Mother’s Day, dad jokes and more.

DWR-236 – Cabernet Wine and Irish Ale with Banana Coffee and Star Wars

Tonight we open a motif Cabernet Sauvignon from California, an irish red ale and banana coffee! We also toast national days. Plus, Star Wars trivia, dad jokes and more.

DWR-235 – Organic Cabernet Sauvignon With Trivia and Dad Jokes

We open a rare earth Cabernet Sauvignon from California! We also toast national days. Plus, TV Trivia and dad jokes.

DWR-233 – Wine Advent Calendar Drinking Game 2023

We play the Third 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.

DWR-232 – Mulled Wine and Spiced Beer For Festivus

We try a warm, mulled wine from Germany. We also review a spiced winter warmer beer. Plus a toast to Festivus.

DWR-231 – Peppermint Wine and Caramel Brulee Coffee

We open a Peppermint wine from Trader Joe’s! We also review Peet’s Caramel Brulee coffee. Plus national days and dad jokes.

DWR-230 – Cabernet From California with silly spam and dad jokes

We open a HartHill Farms $5 Cabernet Sauvignon from California! We also toast national days. Plus, silly spam comments and dad jokes.

DWR-229 – Pinot Noir From Romania

We open a Pinot Noir from Romania! We also toast national days. Plus, we pair the wine with a couple of desserts.

DWR-228 – A Drink With Rick Thanksgiving Special 2023

We open, taste and review a VINTJS 2021 Chardonnay from Sonoma County and pair it with a Thanksgiving dinner. We also talk about what we’re thankful for.