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-144 – The Wine Calendar Drinking Game II

We play the drinking game again with this wine advent calendar with a wine advent calendar I received from my sister and brother-in-law. Those who joined in to play in the chat could even win a prize!

DWR-143 – The Wine Calendar Drinking Game

We play a drinking game with a wine advent calendar I received from my sister and brother-in-law. Those who joined in to play in the chat could even win a prize!

DWR-142 – Ed Edmundo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Ed Edmundo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 red wine from Argentina purchased from Total Wine in Charlotte, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, it’s an Open Chat!

DWR-141 – L’Auratae Nero d’Avola 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a L’Auratae Nero d’Avola 2020 red wine from Sicily purchased from Total Wine in Charlotte, NC. We also toast birthdays, anniversaries and national days. Plus, Disney stories and an open chat!

DWR-140 – Gascon 2019 Malbec Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Gascon 2019 Malbec red wine from Argentina purchased from Target in Charlotte, NC. We also toast birthdays, anniversaries and national days. Plus, it’s an Open Chat!

DWR-139 – Revelation 2019 Cabernet-Merlot Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Revelation 2019 Cabernet-Merlot red wine from France purchased from Trader Joe’s in Charlotte, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, it’s an Open Chat!

DWR-138 – A Drink With Rick Thanksgiving Special 2021

I open, taste and review a Kirkland Pinot Grigio white wine from Italy and pair it with a Thanksgiving dinner. We also toast a birthday and talk about what we’re thankful for. Special guest is Tommy Savoia of the Cube Command Podcast.

DWR-137 – Rising River 2019 Pinotage Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Rising River 2019 Pinotage red wine from South Africa purchased from Sunset & Vine in Blowing Rock, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, it’s an Open Chat!

DWR-136 – Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio 2020 white wine from Italy purchased from Trader Joe’s in Charlotte, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, it’s an Open Chat and networking night!

DWR-135 – Nero Grande Apassimento 2020 Red Wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Nero Grande Apassimento 2020 Red Wine from Italy. Plus, why you should not apply for a credit card in a retail store, why Facebook livestreaming is frustrating, and Open Chat!