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-71 – Pierre Angulaire 2018 Bordeaux Blanc Tasting and Review

This is the seventy-first episode of the live winestream. I open, taste and review a Pierre Angulaire Bordeaux Blanc 2018 from France purchased from Sunset & Vine in Blowing Rock, NC. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, a wedding,

DWR-70 – Jacob’s Creek Classic 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Jacob’s Creek Classic 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia recommended by a viewer in the chat during a previous episode. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-69 – Boulee-Cordot 2019 Alicante-Syrah Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Boulee-Cordot 2019 Alicante-Syrah from France. It’s also National Wine and Cheese Day, so I pair this wine with a selection of fine cheeses. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-68 – FitVine 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a FitVine 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, a graduation, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-67 – Laetitia Estate 2018 Chardonnay Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Laetitia Estate 2018 Chardonnay from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeny, NC. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-66 – Bellacosa 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Bellacosa 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from California and purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, Independence Day and talk about stuff.

DWR-65 – FitVine Wine 2017 Pinot Noir Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a FitVine Wine 2017 Pinot Noir from California. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-64 – Hancock & Hancock 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Hancock & Hancock 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Touriga imported from Australia and purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-63 – Mont Gravet Rose 2019 tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Mont Gravet Rose 2019 with 100% Cinsault imported from France and purchased from purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also learn about the Cinsault grape used to make this wine.

DWR-62 – La Terre Chardonnay tasting and review

I open, taste and review a La Terre Chardonnay imported from Australia purchased from purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also learn about the Chardonnay grape used to make this wine. I also toast a lot of birthdays, anniversaries,