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-54 – Backsberg 2017 Pinotage wine tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Backsberg 2017 Pinotage wine from S0uth Africa purchased from Sunset & Vine in Blowing Rock, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days, and talk about the history of the Pinotage grape.

DWR-53 – Salmon Creek 2016 Pinot Noir tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Salmon Creek 2016 Pinot Noir from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, anniversaries, national days and talk about stuff.

DWR-52 – Rockbrook 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Rockbrook 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from California purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days and talk about stuff.

DWR-51 – Stemmari 2017 Pinot Noir tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Stemmari 2017 Pinot Noir from Italy purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days and talk about stuff.

DWR-50 – Casarena Estate 2016 Red Blend tasting and review

I open, taste and review a Casarena Estate 2016 Red Blend from Mendoza, Argentina purchased from Winestore in Blakeney, NC. I also toast birthdays, national days and talk about stuff.