Taste & Buy Events

  • Monique 

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    I just wanted to thank the Savvy Team for including me on the guest list for the Outstanding in Their Fields such evening last night.  So many great wines and fun music.  Savvy put on another fab night!

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     - Monique 
  • Monique

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    A friend of mine who came out to her first Savvy Taste & Buy was very impressed with the show. Kudos!

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     - Monique
  • Louise & Winny

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    We can’t thank you all enough for the effort that went into the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy Event. The venue was absolutely stunning, wonderful to see so many people out supporting this event.  The Experimental Farm is a fantastic place to hold such an event. We look forward to your next event and once again a huge THANK YOU to all of the Savvy team members who were involved in organizing this successful evening.

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     - Louise & Winny
  • Pauline

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    Thanks Savvy Company for the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy event! I had an amazing time as always!!

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     - Pauline
  • Mike, Traynor Family Vineyards

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    I wanted to reach out to let you know that a bunch of us winemakers were talking about the County in the Capital Taste & Buy and we really like what Savvy Company is about. We look forward to working with you.

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     - Mike, Traynor Family Vineyards

Corporate Events

  • John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice

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    Thanks SO much Debbie for your help in making this wonderful event in support of Rotary Home come together so successfully. It was a great event with your Ontario wines and Sommelier service, everyone had a great time. It was a success and everyone who came will want to come again next year.

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     - John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice
  • J Doucet, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

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    Just a quick note to let you know that last night was a success despite the bad weather. Wayne did a wonderful job, was very informative indeed. My guests all commented positively about him, and the whole experience. Food was great, wines were delightful.

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     - J Doucet, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
  • R Comeau, Natural Resources Canada

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    Thank you ever so much for yesterday’s Sommelier-led lunch. It was well received by everyone in our office – all have stated back they had a great time, and enjoyed the meal and your hosting.

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     - R Comeau, Natural Resources Canada
  • David Bhamjee, Director, Small Business Credit Insurance Export Development Canada

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    Savvy is a great company, doing great things. I always find myself impressed with the service and support you and your team give to your customers. You and your team’s passion for the wine experience shines through.

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     - David Bhamjee, Director, Small Business Credit Insurance Export Development Canada
  • S Rice, Canaccord Capital

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    Debbie led us through a tutored wine and food tasting at Canaccord Capital. It was a huge success and received rave reviews from all those who attended. Debbie was a true professional from start to finish. Her unique approach is ideal for corporate events and for personal use.

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     - S Rice, Canaccord Capital

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Savvy Team

  • Lesley

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    I just want to send a very big thank you to you for the bottle of Amazing Wine you delivered. It was very well enjoyed alongside our Thanksgiving turkey.

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     - Lesley
  • Kimothy Walker, Ottawa Media Group

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    What an incredible gift you gave us Debbie…creating the Amazing Wines private labeled wines to raise funds for Amazing People charities. I know you spent hours and hours of time organizing this project, and many more to come getting it launched. It’s all pretty incredible.

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     - Kimothy Walker, Ottawa Media Group
  • Alan

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the UWO wine tasting you hosted last night. The wine selection, the accompanying nibbles, the atmosphere…everything was fantastic. I want to especially praise the Savvy Team who were so welcoming & helpful during the evening. And a special hats off to your great Cheese Sommelier who was soooo enthusiastic about Canadian cheese!

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     - Alan
  • James – longtime Savvy Selections subscriber

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    I have to say that your customer service is top notch.

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     - James – longtime Savvy Selections subscriber
  • Alex Sproll, Trail Estates Winery

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    Great event yesterday! Just wanted to pass along our thanks to all of the Savvy crew – you all are great!

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     - Alex Sproll, Trail Estates Winery

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Wine Tastings

  • Greg

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    Savvy Company is very knowledgeable about wine & food. Their wine tasting events are professional, not to mention extremely organized. Thanks for a great night out!

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     - Greg
  • Julie

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    The information presented for each wine was very interesting.  After sampling the wine on our own, it was a great experience to smell and taste what you explained to us in advance.  This certainly put those of us who are new to wine tasting at ease.

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     - Julie
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • Jane

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    What an excellent evening tasting wines from around the world! The Savvy team displayed incredible poise & knowledge about the wines.

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     - Jane
  • Joan

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    A great value for an evening out. Be sure to email me the invitation for you next one.

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     - Joan

Savvy Wicked Wines

  • Carole

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    We are thoroughly enjoying Savvy Selections. There are four of us who share a case of wine. When the monthly delivery arrives, everyone comes over to pick up their wines…we often end up having an impromptu party!

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     - Carole
  • Lindsay

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     The Savvy Selections subscription was one of our favourite wedding gifts! We loved the newsletter with suggested recipes to pair with the wines. Your Sommeliers do a wonderful job.

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     - Lindsay
  • Jantine and Jerry

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    Thanks for Savvy Selections. We’re at the cottage and enjoyed a bottle of Ravine Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. A remarkable find. We really enjoy getting our wine delivered each month.

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     - Jantine and Jerry
  • Kristen

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    I truly enjoyed my experience with Savvy Selections and the wines were wonderful. I look forward to the delivery each month.

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     - Kristen
  • Wayne

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    My brother gave Savvy Selections to me as a birthday gift. Each month, I look forward to the delivery of wines. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving – lucky me!

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     - Wayne

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Melissa

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    I received my package of Savvy Hip Hops beer at work today and I am really excited to try everything! Thanks again so much for your amazing customer service. What a wonderful experience it’s been so far!

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     - Melissa
  • Jamie – a happy SUDS-criber

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    WOW!! Refined Fool brews are what Savvy Hip Hops is all about. I’ve had 2 so far and they’re OUTSTANDING!! Great pints that I can’t get here.

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     - Jamie – a happy SUDS-criber
  • Maddie 

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    Savvy Hip Hops is an awesome operation you’ve got going on. Thanks for your help and being so accommodating.

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     - Maddie 
  • Paul Tyler, Senior Associate GoldFenix Communications

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    Can’t wait for July’s shipment. I have really been a big fan of the Savvy Hip Hops program…always make sure I tweet each month to show off the most recent haul and to promote the program to my followers. Keep up the great work!

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     - Paul Tyler, Senior Associate GoldFenix Communications
  • Meghan 

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    I just wanted to thank you for your extra efforts in getting this Savvy Hip Hops package to us! I really appreciate the additional attention and look forward to enjoying this tasty beverage!

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     - Meghan 

Savvy Cool Curds

  • Armand Bernard, Cheesemaker, Cows Creamery

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    We are thrilled to be featured in the Savvy Cool Curds Cheese of-the-month-club! Working with Vanessa and the Savvy Team has been great & energizing. We appreciate everything they are doing to promote Canadian artisan cheeses in order to get our cheeses

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     - Armand Bernard, Cheesemaker, Cows Creamery
  • Ron

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    Hi Debbie – Just wanted to comment that I thoroughly enjoy being a Savvy Cool Curds subscriber & the Curd on the Street magazine. Well done. I have forwarded it to a couple of friends who also enjoy good wine and cheese.

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     - Ron
  • Jeff Fenwick, owner & cheesemaker, Back Forty Artisan Cheese

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    We have had the pleasure to work with Vanessa & the Savvy Team & I am very confident that their new Savvy Cool Curds cheese-of-the-month club will bring consumers a unique opportunity to educate themselves & be able to try some of the best cheeses Canada

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     - Jeff Fenwick, owner & cheesemaker, Back Forty Artisan Cheese
  • Maggie Paradis, owner & cheesemaker, Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères

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    The Savvy Team is great & having this opportunity to be featured in Savvy Cool Curds is exciting! Anyone who has met Vanessa Simmons quickly learns that she is passionate about Canadian cheese.

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     - Maggie Paradis, owner & cheesemaker, Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères
  • Stephanie

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    Our first shipment of Savvy Cool Curds arrived yesterday and what a lovely surprise! The presentation was beautiful. I had to restrain myself from opening each and every cheese and devouring them right there and then. The tips on pairing I know I will use

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     - Stephanie

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Personalized Events

  • Anita

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    Susan, everyone had a great time Saturday night.  You made Yves birthday party special – thank you! The Italian wine selection you picked was great and interestingly, everyone had a different favourite.

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     - Anita
  • Dianne

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    Debbie – you were simply amazing! Thanks you for participating in our Christmas evening for our clients. I will definitely be calling you for next year’s event.

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     - Dianne
  • Natalie MacLean, award winning wine author of NatDecants

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    Debbie leads one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable teams of sommeliers I’ve met.  Savvy Company makes drinking & learning about wine fun – 

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     - Natalie MacLean, award winning wine author of NatDecants
  • Chetan, Managers Without Borders

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    We definitely very much enjoyed the wine tasting evening last night and will keep you at the top of our list for future events!

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     - Chetan, Managers Without Borders
  • Ion

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    Your Wine & Cheese with a Twist was a superb event and I was pleased to be included. The fact I met a few extremely nice new people as well is always a bonus. Thanks so much and please let me know when you do it again.

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     - Ion

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • Bryan

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    Thank you for our BIG NIGHT Sommelier led dinner and cooking class.  I was still full the next day!

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     - Bryan
  • Katherine

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    After having experienced your Sommelier led dinner, I now have a greater appreciation of how pairing wines with foods can enhance a meal.

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     - Katherine
  • Jocelyn

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    I had a great time at the Big Night event, and thought the combination of learning about cooking and the wines was perfectly enhanced by being held in such a cozy environment as Pam’s kitchen.

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     - Jocelyn
  • Lisa

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    Thank you for a wonderful night. The Savvy Supper Series was so well planned and executed it was a pleasure and I know my clients enjoyed them selves as well.

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     - Lisa
  • Karl

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    That was the best event we can remember ever going to.  My wife spent some time at LCBO today and tells me we now have a taste of Tuscany in our collection with our new knowledge from last night’s sommelier led dinner.

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     - Karl

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Wine & Food Shows

  • Patricia, Women’s Business Network

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    Positive comments were shared all around the Board table last night at the WBN Board meeting. The event was a class act all the way and kudos to you!  The evening went exactly the way I had envisioned. I appreciate your attention to every detail. Thank you for making the President’s Christmas Party a success

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     - Patricia, Women’s Business Network
  • Louise, Featherstone Estate Winery

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    Dave considered it a big success thanks very much in large part to you- and your Savvy Team. They were great. He was very positive about the whole experience and your team of Sommeliers who helped out.

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     - Louise, Featherstone Estate Winery
  • Mary

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    I would like to personally thank you for inviting us to be part of the VIP day at Thirty Three Vines, we really had a lovely time.  From our perspective, the event you organized was a huge success and my congratulations to you on a job well done.

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     - Mary
  • Dana, Ottawa Spring Home Show

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    You are wonderful! Thank you for the time and detail you have put into creating engaging presentations on the main stage at the Spring Home Show. You are welcome back as a presenter anytime!

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     - Dana, Ottawa Spring Home Show
  • Paul, Thirty Three Vines

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    Thank you again for the Thirty Three Vines Founder’s Circle VIP event at the winery, pre-concert wine tasting and the private concert with The Jim Cuddy Band. It was a roaring success. I know exactly why it worked so well—because of the Savvy team!

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     - Paul, Thirty Three Vines