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-83 – Gun Dog 2019 Malbec Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Gun Dog 2019 Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-82 – Camina 2019 Tempranillo Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Camina 2019 Tempranillo from Spain purchased from the bargain bin at the local supermarket. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff. Plus, it’s TV trivia time!

DWR-81 – Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile purchased from the local supermarket. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, national days, and talk about stuff, including National CB Radio Day. Plus, Tommy Savoia bakes cupcakes!

DWR-80 – Tommy Tastes His First Beer

Tommy Savoia’s 21st Birthday celebration continues with beer – for International Podcast Day. Tonight he is going to taste beer for the first time. Plus, he receives a very special birthday gift made by his sister Tia Savoia.

DWR-79 – Tommy Tries Tasting Wine

My son Tommy Savoia is 21 years old, so we’re going to open a red, white and rose to celebrate! He’s going to taste each wine for the first time. Will he like these wines? Will he even like wine? Hear this special one hour birthday livestream and find …

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.