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-103 – Marionette Jumilla 2017 Red Wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Marionette Jumilla 2017 Red Wine from Spain purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, we talk about old TV shows with marionettes and whatever you want in the chat!

DWR-102 – Childress Vineyards Barrel Select 3 Red Wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Childress Vineyards Barrel Select 3 Red Wine from North Carolina. We also toast birthdays, National Days an anniversary and a memorial to my Aunt, who passed away February 8, 2021 at age 103. Plus, we talk about Legos,

DWR-101 – Birichino Malvasia Bianca 2018 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Birichino 2018 Malvasia Bianca from Monterey. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, we talk about food and wine pairings for the big game!

DWR-100 – Grayson Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

This is the 100th episode celebration of the Saturday Night Winestream! I open, taste and review a Grayson Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from California purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and national days.

DWR-99 – Andezon 2018 Cotes du Rhone Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Domaine d’Andezon 2018 Cotes du Rhone wine from France. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, It’s Open Chat night!

DWR-98 – Le Paria 2019 Grenache Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Le Paria 2019 Grenache from France purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays, an anniversary, and national days. Plus, it’s Open Chat night!

DWR-97 – Casa Castillo 2017 Monastrell Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Casa Castillo 2017 Monastrell from Spain purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays, national days, and tell dad jokes for prizes!

DWR-96 – The Den 2019 Pinotage Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review The Den 2019 Pinotage from South Africa purchased from Sunset & Vine in Blowing Rock, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about sci-fi movies and tv shows. Plus, it’s Open Chat night!

DWR-95 – New Year Special – Lillie’s Collection 2016 Red Blend Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Lillie’s Collection 2016 Red Blend from California. I also toast birthdays, national days, and toast the new year. Plus, tell me your New Year’s resolution for a chance to win stuff!

DWR-94 – Val de Salis 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Val de Salis 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from France purchased Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and show off some special gifts I received this week. Plus, It’s Open Chat night!