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-91 – Side By Side 2017 Rioja Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Side By Side 2017 Rioja Tempranillo from Spain purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-90 – Cambria Clone 4 2015 Pinot Noir Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Cambria Clone 4 2015 Pinot Noir from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, national days, and talk about stuff. Plus, It’s Dad Joke night!

DWR-89 – Thanksgiving Special With Hahn 2018 Pinot Noir Tasting and Review

This is the eighty-ninth episode of the live winestream. I open, taste and review a Hahn 2018 Pinot Noir from California purchased by my wife from Fresh Market in Pineville, NC. I also toast birthdays and talk about Thanksgiving.

DWR-88 – Kuleto Estate Native Son 2016 Red Blend Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Kuleto Estate Native Son 2016 Red Blend from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-87 – Prayers of Sinners 2018 Red Blend Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Prayers of Sinners 2018 Red Blend from Washington State purchased from Sunset & Vine in Blowing Rock, NC. I also toast birthdays, an anniversary, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-86 – Paris Valley Road 2017 Founder’s Blend Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Paris Valley Road 2017 Founder’s Blend from California purchased from Sunset & Vine in Blowing Rock, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-85 – Rosso di Ca’Momi 2018 Red Blend Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Rosso di Ca’Momi 2018 Italian Red Blend from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about stuff.

DWR-84 – Vinum Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir Tasting and Review

I open, taste and review a Vinum Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir from California. Plus, I premiere a short animated cartoon I made with my friends back in 1981 that has never been seen on the Internet!

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!