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-229 – Pinot Noir From Romania

We open a Pinot Noir from Romania! We also toast national days. Plus, we pair the wine with a couple of desserts.

DWR-228 – A Drink With Rick Thanksgiving Special 2023

We open, taste and review a VINTJS 2021 Chardonnay from Sonoma County and pair it with a Thanksgiving dinner. We also talk about what we’re thankful for.

DWR-227 – Chianti from Italy and a Space Apes Movie

We open a Castiglioni Chianti from Italy! We also toast national days. Plus, we pair the wine with the official premiere of the movie Space Apes From Ice Planet Alpha!

DWR-226 – Pinot Grigio from Italy and Dad Jokes

We open a Villa Sonia Pinot Grigio from Italy! We also toast national days. Plus, dad jokes and open chat!

DWR-225 – Mondavi wine and organic coffee with dad jokes

We open a cabernet sauvignon from California. We also review an organic coffee. Plus, we toast the end of Daylight Saving Time with dad jokes.

DWR-224 – Red wine and Octoberfest beer with cat jokes

We open a red wine from California! We also review an Octoberfest beer from Samuel Adams. Plus, sci-fi trivia and cat jokes!

DWR-223 – Rain Cloud red wine and caramel coffee

We open a red wine from California! We also review a caramel coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Plus, dad jokes.

DWR-222 – Belhara Malbec and Coffee Porter with Dad Jokes

We open a Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina! We also review a Coffee Porter from Charlotte, North Carolina. Plus, dad jokes.

DWR-221 – Australian shiraz and french roast coffee with sci-fi trivia

We open a Shiraz from Australia! We also review a french roast coffee from Trader Joe’s. Plus, sci-fi trivia.

DWR-220 – Malbec and Pumpkin Cider With a Dash of Standup Comedy

We open a Malbec from Argentina! We also review an Ace Pumpkin Cider from California. It’s International Podcast Day! Plus, a standup comedy act, a video short and Open Chat.