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-242 – Charlotte Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinnamon Roll Coffee Smackdown

We open a Cabernet Sauvignon from Seven Jars Winery and Distillery! Plus a Cinnamon Roll Coffee Smackdown. It’s Maud’s vs. Cinnabon. Which one will win?

DWR-241 – French rose and blackberry cider with bacon and egg gummies

We celebrate National Rose Day with a wine bottled by a famous musician! We also review a blackberry cider. Plus, bacon and egg gummies, Star Wars trivia and the usual dad jokes.

DWR-240 – French Bordeaux and Salted Caramel Coffee

We open a Bordeaux from France made with organic grapes and a Dreamy Creamy Salted Caramel coffee from Maud’s! We also toast Bubbly Day. Plus, black bears, Star Wars trivia and the usual dad jokes.

DWR-239 – Cab from Cali and Choco Stout from the UK for National Wine Day

We open a Cabernet Sauvignon from California and an Organic Chocolate Stout from the UK! We also toast National Wine Day. Plus, paper airplanes, Star Wars trivia and the usual dad jokes.

DWR-238 – Cuy Malbec and Strawberry Cider with Gummies

We open a Cuy Malbec from Argentina and a strawberry flavored cider! We also toast national days. Plus, weird gummy candy and dad jokes.

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.