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-116 – Castelet Saint-Peyran 2019 Syrah Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Castelet Saint-Peyran 2019 Syrah from France. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, overpriced pet meds and Open Chat!

DWR-115 – Tenuta di Arceno 2018 Chianti Classico Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Tenuta di Arcena 2018 Chianti Classico from Italy purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, how I lost $60 at an Amish farm and Open Chat!

DWR-114 – Pizzella Malbec 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Pizzella Malbec 2019 red wine from Argentina purchased from Trader Joe’s in Charlotte, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, YouTube puts ads on the show and Open Chat!

DWR-113 – Ercole Barbera del Monferrato 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review an Ercole Barbera del Monferrato 2019 red wine from Italy. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, cryptocurrencies, dad jokes and Open Chat!

DWR-112 – Bleu Blanc Thau 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Bleu Blanc Thau 2020 white wine from France. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, a special toast to mothers everywhere on Mother’s Day!

DWR-111 – Stella Rosa Black Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Stella Rosa Black red wine from Italy purchased from Sam’s Club in Pineville, NC. We also toast birthdays, anniversaries and national days. Plus, a review video and a toast of Free Comic Book Day with Tommy Savoia of Cube Com…

DWR-110 – Val de Salis Merlot 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Val de Salis Merlot 2019 red wine from France. We also toast birthdays, an anniversary and national days. Plus, I tell you how you can have a chance to win a free bottle of wine and we talk with Tommy Savoia of Cube Command!

DWR-109 – Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir 2019 red wine from France. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, I try to give away a book about giving in the chat and tell you how you can have a chance to win a free bottle of wine!

DWR-108 – Luigi Giordano Langhe Rosso 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Luigi Giordano Langhe Rosso 2019 red wine from Italy. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, I try to give away a book about giving in the chat and tell you how you can win a free bottle of wine!

DWR-107 – Meyer Family Cellars Syrah 2015 Tasting and Review

This is the one hundred seventh episode of the live winestream. I open, taste and review a Meyer Family Cellars Syrah 2015 red Wine from California purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus,