Testimonials

Taste & Buy Events

  • Lucie

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    Jeff and I had a wonderful time at County in the Capital Taste & Buy and discovered a couple of tasty wines that we ordered.

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     - Lucie
  • Celta

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    Thank you for sending us to County in the Capital Taste & Buy event. We had a lot of fun, definetly let me know when the next one is. Again thank you so much!

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     - Celta
  • Kelly

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    Last night was super fun! Thanks so much, we all had a blast at County in the Capital. 

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     - Kelly
  • 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
  • Chloe Hillier, Director of Development The Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation

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    What a wonderful event and a great turnout to Outstanding in their Fields last night! My husband was able to come after all and he and I and our friends had a great time. Congratulations to Savvy Company on an excellent event.

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     - Chloe Hillier, Director of Development The Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation

Corporate Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • Jennifer

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    Thank you for a fantastic evening at the Wines to Warm your Winter wine tasting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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     - Jennifer
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Gary

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    I want you to know that last night we served wines from the Savvy Selections. Our menu included the recipes from the Savvy eZine and our guests were entertained with the stories about the winemaker that you provided. It was a wonderful evening.

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     - Gary
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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

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!
  • 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
  • Abbie

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    Dave and I really enjoyed the beer.  We really loved all the selections in Savvy Hip Hops – you and your team are doing an amazing job!  We’ll definitely be signing up again! 

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     - Abbie
  • Tyler

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    Thanks again for providing the Savvy Hip Hops delivery service, it’s been great.

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     - Tyler
  • 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 

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events


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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • 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
  • Suzanne

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    Félicitations and kudos for a very successful evening.  I was impressed with Huff’s winemaker Frédéric Picard and the enthusiastic reaction at my table to the Huff Estate wines.  Personally, I cannot thank you enough for having recommended that I join the table of other singles .  We have even exchanged emails to stay in touch!

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     - Suzanne
  • 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
  • Cindy

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    I totally loved Nova Scotia’s Sommelier Sean Buckland’s contribution to the Nova Scotia Kitchen Party event.  He is an eloquent, knowledgeable speaker who made me want to leave the party & drive straight to Nova Scotia.

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     - Cindy
  • Stephen

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    Tonight’s winemaker’s dinner was educational as well as delicious.

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     - Stephen

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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
  • 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