Taste & Buy Events

Corporate Events

  • 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
  • Ashlea

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    I wanted to thank you and the Savvy Team for the great service we had Monday evening. The event was a success and all of our clients were happy and enjoyed themselves. Derek was fun; he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and understood the vibe we were aiming for.

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     - Ashlea
  • Kerry-Leigh

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    All of your guests seemed happy! I have already had several staff and Museum ‘friends’ ask about future Savvy Company hosted events.

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     - Kerry-Leigh
  • L Poirer, CHEO Dental

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    We had a wonderful time with Gina as our Sommelier for our Christmas party.  She did a fantastic job of organizing everything.  The wine and food pairings during the meal were excellent – I have had nothing but positive feedback with regards to the evening.  This is usually a hard group to please so this is a real accomplishment.  Thank you!!

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     - L Poirer, CHEO Dental
  • B Shepherd, Britannia Yacht Club

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    I just wanted to put in writing what I said in person. It was a fabulous evening. The wines were lovely and an excellent variety. And your commentary was very insightful. I look forward to working with you in future.

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     - B Shepherd, Britannia Yacht Club

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Heather

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    A lovely evening – the right balance of education & entertainment.  Savvy Company knows how to put on a stylish & fun event.

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     - Heather

Savvy Wicked Wines

  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jason Sharpe, Huff Estates Winery

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    Thanks again Debbie, the process for Savvy Selections went very smoothly, thanks to you and your team.

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     - Jason Sharpe, Huff Estates Winery
  • Alan

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    Having a Sommelier taste, select and provide their knowledge of the wine along with how to match the menu is invaluable to me. Savvy Selections wines and the accompanying Savvy e-Zine, adds a whole new dimension to entertaining.

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     - Alan

Savvy Hip Hops

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • 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
  • Joe

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    Excellent event last night! Once again it was very enjoyable and a tremendous amount of fun!

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     - Joe
  • 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
  • Barbara, Ottawa Hospital

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    Thank you for helping to make our retirement celebration a success. I think everyone had a good time. It was a pleasure meeting you. The wines were delicious – great choices.

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     - Barbara, Ottawa Hospital
  • Scott, Hallsall and Associates

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    Debbie, we continue to get no end of compliments about the wines served at our grand opening party – your team did an amazing job. 

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     - Scott, Hallsall and Associates

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • Robyn

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    Thank you for a great event!  We had a blast & look forward to future events hosted by Savvy Company!

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     - Robyn
  • 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
  • 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

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Wine & Food Shows

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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