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-78 – Clos du Bois 2016 Zinfandel Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Clos du Bois 2016 Zinfandel from California purchased from the local supermarket. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff. Plus, NECCO candies are back, but are they any good?

DWR-77 – Castieres de Nimes Mata’Or 2019 GSM Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Castieres de Nimes Mata’Or 2019 GSM from France purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast a lot of birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff. Plus, why is there a bottle of Pyrat Rum on my desk?

DWR-76 – Gaetano D’Aquino 2016 Chianti Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Gaetano D’Aquino 2016 Chianti from Italy purchased from Trader Joe’s. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-75 – Gestos 2018 Malbec Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Gestos 2018 Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina purchased from Trader Joe’s. I also toast birthdays, anniversaries, national days, and talk about stuff. Plus, my son Tommy shows us how to make Beef Quesadillas – en espanole!

DWR-74 – Waccamaw 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Waccamaw 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. Plus, the world premiere of a short film my friends and I made back in 1982 and seen before on the internet.

DWR-73 – Le Sens du Vent 2019 Rose Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Le Sens du Vent Rose from France purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-72 – Jacob’s Creek 2018 Classic Shiraz Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Jacob’s Creek 2018 Classic Shiraz from Australia. I also toast birthdays, anniversaries, national days, and talk about stuff. Plus, my thoughts and concerns about the Twitch affiliate program.

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.