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-165 – Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko 2019 red wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste, review and attempt to pronounce a Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko 2019 red wine from Greece. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes.

DWR-164 – Tesoro Della Regina 2020 Chianti Classico Tasting and Review

We’re back! The dry spell is over. I open, taste and review a Tesoro Della Regina 2020 Chianti Classico red wine from Italy. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes. Plus, it’s Open Chat!

DWR-163 – Taking a Break From the Winestream – and Why

This one is different. I have no wine. I explain why and when it may return. I also have a giveaway offer, if you respond by June 30th, 2022.

DWR-162 – Live from Podfest 2022: Wild Horse 2018 Pinot Noir Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Wild Horse 2018 Pinot Noir red wine purchased from The Hilton Orlando at Podferst 2022. We also toast national days. Recorded live at Podfest 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

DWR-161 – Monterotondo 2017 Chianti Classico Tasting and Review

I review a Monterotondo 2017 Chianti Classico red wine from Italy. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes. Plus, a theatrical preview trailer I produced for a new two way radio!

DWR-160 – Joe Chandellier Alluvions 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Joe Chandellier Alluvions 2020 red wine from France. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes. Plus, the Raleigh Beer Garden, pickled eggs and Open Chat.

DWR-159 – Torrato 2020 Chianti Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Torrato 2020 Chianti from Italy. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes. Plus, TomAntio graduates from App State, Free Comic Book Day and Open Chat.

DWR-158 – Natte Valleij NAT 2021 Pinotage Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Natte Valleij NAT 2021 Pinotage Red Wine from South Africa. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes. Plus, it’s open chat!

DWR-157 – Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2019 Red Wine from Italy. Plus, national days, more dad jokes and a short stop motion animated film I made nearly 46 years ago!

DWR-156 – Monte Antico Toscana Red Wine Blend Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Monte Antico Toscana Red Wine Blend from Italy. Plus, national days, more dad jokes and another video short from The Boone Daily!