Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn, discover and have fun. Our Savvy Events afford exactly those kinds of creative social experiences, drawing on the expertise and imagination of our team of Savvy Sommeliers.

Relaxed and welcoming, Savvy Events aren’t about theory or textbooks. They’re about getting to know the people who produce the food and drink we enjoy—to make connections and forge friendships. All you need is an open mind, an eager palate and a spirit of exploration.

We invite you to join us!

 

 

Savvy Events are now online…

 

While we wait to get the green light to host our ever popular Taste & Buy events, we’re hitting the airwaves with our Savvy Virtual Tasting Events.  Join us online to meet winemakers, cidermakers, cheesemaker…even gourmet chefs from all across Canada. 

To enhance the experience, you can order the featured products during the event from us & we’ll make sure you get the special parcel in time for the online event.  

For each event,  you need to RSVP with us by emailing cheers@savvycompany.ca & we’ll send you the link to join us on Zoom.

It is that easy & fun to meet the makers with a Savvy Sommelier as your host! 

 

Our 2021 calendar (so far!)…

Mon Jan 25 – Tastes like Heaven! Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Our Sommeliers will grab some of their favorite bottles of wine to enjoy with locally made artisanal chocolate…we are arranging a special package of chocolate to be available to order in advance of this event – stay tuned! 
More about this tasting >>
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Fri Jan 29 – Meet the Maker: Ryan Monkman – cidermaker & co-owner of FieldBird Cider Co. in Prince Edward County. 

All of our Savvy In-Cider Picks subscribers will be receiving a selection of his ciders delivered in time for this event…then they can log-on to Zoom to meet the maker & learn more about his ciders. Be ready to be entertained – Ryan is a riot! 
More about this tasting >>   
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Wed Feb 10 – Meet the Maker: Maggie Girard – cheesemaker & co-owner of La Fromagerie les Folies Bergeres in St-Sixte, Quebec.

Ever wonder what life is like as a cheesemaker? “Busy” is always Maggie’s answer!!! Join us to learn more about the art of cheesemaking & life on the family farm with her herd of sheep. 
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Mon Feb 22 – Making an Awesome Cheese Fondue!

Live from our kitchens, Savvy Team will show their secrets on how to make an incredible cheese fondue…and what wines & craft ciders to serve with this feast!   
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More Savvy Virtual Tastings will be announced!

Check back here of follow us on our Facebook & Instagram pages for announcements of new online events. 
At any time, you can contact the Savvy Team to create & host a private tasting event for your friends & clients.  613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or cheers@savvycompany.ca 

 

 

 

Who we featured in 2020…

Thurs Sept 10 – Meldville Wines – a fun night was enjoyed with owner & winemaker Derek Barnett to learn about his virtual winery in Niagara (photo on right)

Tues Sept 15 – Rosehall Run Vineyards – featuring Dan Sullivan co-owner & winemaking pioneer in the Prince Edward County

Thurs Oct 15 – Harvest time in British Columbia @ Mt Boucherie & Rust Wine – live from the ‘crush pad’ with winemaker Jeff Hundertmark.  Get a glimpse of the chaos of harvest in the Okanagan while you enjoy a tasting of the signature wines from two BC wineries.

Wed Nov 25 – 13th Street Winery – in the early days this winery was a collab space for amateur winemakers, now it has evolved to an award winning winery with internationally renown winemaker Jean Pierre Colas – best known for his sparkling wines & gorgeous Gamay wines

Mon Nov 30 –  Tasting with Savvy Sommeliers!  Join us to learn pro tips on pairing wine with favorite holiday foods. Watch video clips of this tasting >>

Mon Dec 28 – Popping the Corks with the Pros! Our Savvy Sommeliers share tips & tricks on opening bottles of bubblies & the differences in the style…all to get you ready for ringing in the New Year.   Watch the videos of this tasting >>

 

Check back here of follow us on our Facebook & Instagram pages for announcements of new dates & the winemakers we will be featuring online. 

At any time, you can contact the Savvy Team too! 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or cheers@savvycompany.ca 

 

 

 

~ COVID update about in-person events ~

Our calendar of events for 2020 was full of fabulous events for you to enjoy.  With the uncertainty of length of the pandemic, the outlook for large scale events is uncertain as well.  For each Savvy Event, we will endeavor to reschedule to a later date rather than cancel the event. 

 The Savvy Team enjoys hosting these events for you & the featured winemakers, cidermakers, cheesemakers & gourmet artisans too.  As soon as we are given the green light again by the government & the health authorities, we will update below.  If you are a Savvy All-Events Passholder, we will grant you automatically registration to all events in 2021…and some extra perks too.

Thanks a million for your patience & support.

 

 

Our signature Savvy Events… 

Savvy Events are always fun nights out. You’re invited to join us to meet the neat people who make the bevvies, sample & order your favorites. We look forward to seeing you & your friends at an upcoming event in Ottawa & Kingston.

Corks & Forks – Kingston’s International Wine Festival

RESCHEDULED to late 2021

We are patiently waiting to host this fabulous wine festival when it is safe for everyone involved.  When this day comes, then we will invite everyone who enjoys wine to come to Kingston for a weekend getaway to discover the world of wine & learn from talented winemakers & wine industry notables from Canada and around the world.

This festival was a huge success last year to rave reviews.  We look forward to hosting a fun & educational festival of some design for you in the latter part of 2021.  Specific dates have not been set just yet…hopefully soon!   For the latest news >>

 

 

 

Ottawa’s 3rd Annual Craft Cider Celebration

Unfortunately we had to postpone this event.

 

 

Right now we are awaiting for the green light to host events again.  While we patiently do our part to stay at a safe distance, send us an email & we’ll make sure you get an invitation as soon as  a new date is set & tickets go on sale.

 

 

 

 

 

Canada’s Coolest Curds – Ottawa’s Artisan Cheese Festival

Unfortunately we are postponing this event too. 

 

Love cheese? You’ll LOVE this!

This event was planned for September, however, we are awaiting for the green light to host events again. 

While we patiently do our part to stay at a safe distance, send us an email & we’ll make sure you get an invitation as soon as  a new date is set & tickets go on sale.

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding in their Fields

 

We look forward to hosting this event when the pandemic is over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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