Testimonials

Taste & Buy Events

  • Barry

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    Thanks again for organizing another great event! My guest and I thought it was a perfect evening and I can’t wait to get the wine I ordered!

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     - Barry
  • 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
  • Susan & Glenn

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    We enjoyed the All Canadian Wine Event and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Canadian wines that we had the opportunity to sample.  We will be ordering some in the near future. Thanks again for arranging such a fun event and we look forward

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     - Susan & Glenn
  • 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
  • Wendy

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this evening`s County in the Capital Taste & Buy. What a wonderful event. The organization was terrific, everything went smoothly, congratulations!

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     - Wendy

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
  • 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
  • L Robinson, CIBC Private Wealth Management

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    It’s official, you are a hit! I have been receiving calls and e-mails from everyone thanking us for the wonderful evening. I can’t thank you enough. I was so impressed with how smoothly everything was done and the really wonderful way you are able to get everybody engaged in the process. I have been singing your praises for two days now!

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     - L Robinson, CIBC Private Wealth Management
  • Lori, Colliers International

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    Thank you Susan. The feedback from the event was positive and we had a great time.  Thanks to you and Wayne for keeping the evening organized and we look forward to doing this again.

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     - Lori, Colliers International

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Wicked Wines

  • 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
  • Debi

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    I like the convenience of having wines shipped to my office. And because a Sommelier has tasted and selected the wines, I am reassured that they will be of good quality.

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     - Debi
  • 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

  • Alain – the Happy Hip Hopster!

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    Great stuff. Thank you. My daughter who gave me a subscription to your Savvy Hip Hops, insisted that my son and I sit down and share a couple of the beers you sent us. They were awesome.

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     - Alain – the Happy Hip Hopster!
  • Adam 

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    My wife and I are very happy with both Savvy Hip Hops as well as your Savvy Selections wine of the month club & most of all your customer service. We have passed along referrals to friends and family. Keep up the great work!

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     - Adam 
  • Anne

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    We LOVE our Savvy Hip Hops!

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     - Anne
  • 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
  • Steve

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    I am enjoying the Hip Hops deliveries, keep up the great work!

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     - Steve

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • Lorna

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    Thanks for putting on such a lovely wine tasting.  It was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon & fundraise for the Canterbury Arts program.  I appreciate your smooth running of the entire event.

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     - Lorna
  • 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
  • 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

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    Debbie, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful event at our place.  I can’t tell you how much everyone enjoyed it.  Your knowledge, style and just all round approach made it so much fun…it is just a great way to spend an evening.

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     - Susan
  • Tara

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    My neighbour and I enjoyed the Cheese and Wine tasting that you hosted this week. Keep up the great work!

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     - Tara

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • Tracey

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    The Sommelier led dinner featuring sparkling wines of the world along with the gourmet meal was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.  Thank you!

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     - Tracey
  • 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
  • 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

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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Nick

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    The Savvy Supper Series featuring Huff Estates was a perfect combination of good friends, wonderful wine & food.  An ideal way to unwind after a busy day at work.

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     - Nick
  • Ron Eade – Ottawa Citizen’s Food Editor and author of Omnivoire’s Ottawa blog

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    …the good news is that Novotel has come up with a nifty solution for puzzled diners, by colour-coding wine choices with dishes on its new Trio menu….at least that gives me some useful information.

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     - Ron Eade – Ottawa Citizen’s Food Editor and author of Omnivoire’s Ottawa blog
  • Ray

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    I wanted to quickly thank you for Saturday’s Dining with Winemakers at Noon. We had a fantastic meal coupled with great wine. Meeting and listening to the winemakers added a level of class and enjoyment.

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     - Ray
  • Scott

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    Sue-Ann (Pillitteri Estates’ winemaker) is so passionate about winemaking …you can tell just in the way she explains her wines

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     - Scott
  • Vanessa

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    Discussing wines with Dan Sullivan from Rosehall Run in a casual setting was something I have never had the opportunity to do before.

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     - Vanessa

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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