I open, taste, and review a Cobble Creek 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon from California made with organic grapes! We also toast national days. Plus, Johnny Appleseed Day, daylight saving time, and Open Chat.
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.
I open, taste, and review a Pocapita 2020 Tempranillo from Spain! We also toast national days. Plus, Coco Loco beer tasting, dad jokes and possibly a book giveaway.
I open, taste, and review a 7 Sicilians 2021 red wine blend from Sicily! We also toast national days. Plus, shout outs, plans for episode 200 and possibly a book giveaway.
I open, taste, and review a Loudenotte 2021 Pinot Noir red wine from France! We also toast national days. Plus, I attempt to make a Grasshopper, show a short film reviewing an Instant BBQ Grill, and possibly conduct a book giveaway.
I open, taste, and review a Field Trip 2020 Cabernet Franc red wine from Washington State! We also toast national days. Plus, Global Movie Day, top ten Super Bowl party foods, and a book giveaway.
I open, taste, and review a Lodole 2018 Rosso di Toscana red blend from Italy! We also toast national days. Plus, ice cream for breakfast, dad jokes, and a book giveaway.
I open, taste, and review a Killawarra 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz red blend from Australia! Plus, National Gift of the Ladybug Day, the space shuttle Challenger, a book giveaway, and Open Chat.
I open, taste, and review a Paravent Grande Reserve 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon red wine from France! We also toast national days. Plus, Squirrel Appreciation Day, a book giveaway, and the world premiere of Starchy & Crutch!
I open, taste, review a Patroferno Appassimento Puglia Primitivo 2021 red wine from Italy! Plus, national days, Facebook copyright issues and Open Chat!