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-112 – Bleu Blanc Thau 2020 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Bleu Blanc Thau 2020 white wine from France. We also toast birthdays and national days. Plus, a special toast to mothers everywhere on Mother’s Day!

DWR-111 – Stella Rosa Black Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Stella Rosa Black red wine from Italy purchased from Sam’s Club in Pineville, NC. We also toast birthdays, anniversaries and national days. Plus, a review video and a toast of Free Comic Book Day with Tommy Savoia of Cube Com…

DWR-110 – Val de Salis Merlot 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Val de Salis Merlot 2019 red wine from France. We also toast birthdays, an anniversary and national days. Plus, I tell you how you can have a chance to win a free bottle of wine and we talk with Tommy Savoia of Cube Command!

DWR-109 – Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir 2019 red wine from France. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, I try to give away a book about giving in the chat and tell you how you can have a chance to win a free bottle of wine!

DWR-108 – Luigi Giordano Langhe Rosso 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Luigi Giordano Langhe Rosso 2019 red wine from Italy. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, I try to give away a book about giving in the chat and tell you how you can win a free bottle of wine!

DWR-107 – Meyer Family Cellars Syrah 2015 Tasting and Review

This is the one hundred seventh episode of the live winestream. I open, taste and review a Meyer Family Cellars Syrah 2015 red Wine from California purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus,

DWR-106 – La Petite Gargotte Blanc de Blancs 2019 Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a La Petite Gargotte Blanc de Blancs 2019 white Wine from France purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, we talk about whatever you want in the chat!

DWR-105 – Val delle Rose Morellino 2018 Red Wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Val delle Rose Morellino 2018 Red Wine from Italy purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, Plus, my final review of the Venturi Aerator and whatever you want to talk about in th…

DWR-104 – Verbo Aglianico Del Vulture 2017 Red Wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Verbo Aglianico Del Vulture 2017 Red Wine from Italy purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays, and anniversary and National Days. Plus, we talk about whatever you want in the chat!

DWR-103 – Marionette Jumilla 2017 Red Wine Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Marionette Jumilla 2017 Red Wine from Spain purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. We also toast birthdays and National Days. Plus, we talk about old TV shows with marionettes and whatever you want in the chat!