Taste & Buy Events

  • Heather Boyd, Pillar IP & Ottawa Media Group

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    I wanted to pass along my sincere thanks for inviting me to County in the Capital.  I had a great time and enjoyed catching up with some of the vineyards that I know.  I recently bought property in Prince Edward County and making these connections is inv

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     - Heather Boyd, Pillar IP & Ottawa Media Group
  • Pam

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    The wine event last night seems to have been a big success for Savvy Company.  It was well done. We all enjoyed being there and sampling some good wines. It goes without saying that we have placed an order.

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     - Pam
  • 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 
  • Danielle

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    County in the Capital was the first time we attended one of your events and we were very impressed by the diversity of wines, wineries and foods that you showcased. We especially loved the rare wines & icewines that were a great indulgence! Congratulations on hosting a great evening.

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     - Danielle
  • Julian

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    I thought that everything about tonight’s County in the Capital event was fantastic.  I look forward to attending another event soon.

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     - Julian

Corporate Events

  • E Tiravanti, Embassy of Argentina in Canada

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    Working with Savvy Company was a delightful experience.  The valuable expertise of Savvy’s team of sommeliers and their ability to manage wine-tasting events were very helpful for the success of the Viva Argentina! event. 

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     - E Tiravanti, Embassy of Argentina in Canada
  • Lesley Lang, BDC

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    The reviews from our guests have been fantastic. Thank you again for creating a wonderful event for my clients

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     - Lesley Lang, BDC
  • Karen, IBM

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    Debbie..thanks again for orchestrating such a lovely evening.  We’ve had great feedback from everyone on your presentation, the wines and the restaurant.  It was the perfect location for our company’s holiday gathering.  Of course, none of it would have happened without all your hard work and skill.  Your speaking style was perfect for our event; lively, entertaining, and of course, informative!

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     - Karen, IBM
  • T Pauls, Alumni Relations, Queen’s School of Business

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    Kudos to everyone involved for making this another successful event for the Ottawa alumni. A special thank to Debbie for all the hard work I know went into putting this together. All the feedback I got throughout the night was very positive and it was obvious that everyone had a great time. Thanks again to Debbie and to the whole team for pitching in and making this such a fun event!

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     - T Pauls, Alumni Relations, Queen’s School of Business
  • Natalie Devereux – Department of Alumni Relations, Western University

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    Thank you Savvy Company for another wonderful Western Alumni event! I know our guests had a wonderful time. Our board members were especially impressed with the event.

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     - Natalie Devereux – Department of Alumni Relations, Western University

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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
  • Robert

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    Thank you for a great evening traveling through Tuscany!  We had a blast & look forward to future events hosted by Savvy!

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     - Robert
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • Deb

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    Dave & I had a great time last night. It’s always nice to enjoy new wines. Although I have completed reading Natalie’s book, Red, White and Drunk All Over, which I enjoyed tremendously, it was an added bonus to taste wines she refers to in her book.

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     - Deb
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rosann 

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    Thank you for the great Savvy Bus tour around The County. It was a great way to meet the winemakers who I enjoy with my Savvy Selections wine-of-the-month club.

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     - Rosann 
  • 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

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Paul Meek, co-owner at Kichesippi Beer Co.

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    Savvy Hip Hops is ingenious. We have been very supportive of Savvy Company from day one when Debbie and her team began expanding their business into craft beers.

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     - Paul Meek, co-owner at Kichesippi Beer Co.
  • Robin

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    I appreciate you putting some fresh brews in to my Savvy Hip Hops case. They were excellent, and I received my crate of Railway City beers today. What a box! I appreciate you hard work, and thoughtfulness.

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     - Robin
  • Elvis

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    Thanks so much for the great beer deliveries over the last 6 months. It was a wonderful gift that my family purchased for me. Now I know what I will ask for Christmas & my birthday!

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     - Elvis
  • 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 
  • 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

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Georgs Kolesnikovs, Founder, The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

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    Savvy Cool Curds is hands-down a great idea. There is no one better suited than Vanessa Simmons to select the best in Canadian cheese to discover each month. I’m sure the cheese-of-the-month will succeed because consumers want local…they want Canadian!

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     - Georgs Kolesnikovs, Founder, The Great Canadian Cheese Festival
  • Glenn Symons, owner, winemaker & cheesemaker, Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy

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    As soon as I heard about Savvy Cool Curds, I wanted to be featured. In fact, a cheese-of-the-month club is so cool, that I am going to subscribe!

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     - Glenn Symons, owner, winemaker & cheesemaker, Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy

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Personalized Events

  • Norman Aitken, Chef Owner Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar

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    Thanks for the kind words!! The SAVVY team rocks!!

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     - Norman Aitken, Chef Owner Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • Jennifer Campbell, Ottawa Citizen

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    Friendly Sommeliers from Savvy Company, guided sippers through their tastings…at Natalie MacLean’s book launch 

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     - Jennifer Campbell, Ottawa Citizen
  • Robert, Greenmelon

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    I don’t know how to thank you for such a wonderful event. This was truly an evening to remember for me and made extra special by you. Words cannot express the joy that I experienced last night. Everything was perfect! It cannot be said enough how much you did to orchestrate the company’s celebration. The comments from my guests were over the top and it is all your doing.

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     - Robert, Greenmelon
  • Susan, Perley Robertson

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    The cocktail reception went incredibly well. The wine was a perfect selection and the food was awesome.

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     - Susan, Perley Robertson
  • 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

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • Judi

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    Debbie, thank you so much for the fantastic evening – we really enjoyed ourselves. You have such a wonderful presence, you are so knowledgeable and have a great sense of humour. It was very, very smooth and informative and we can’t believe how the time flew!

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     - Judi
  • 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
  • Suzanne

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    The Sommelier led dinner at the Mekong Restaurant was fantastic.  You made a Wednesday night feel like a Friday!

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     - Suzanne
  • 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

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Wine & Food Shows

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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