Taste & Buy Events

  • Larry & Lori

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    You ran an amazing event. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy.

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     - Larry & Lori
  • 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
  • Heather Lockwood, Ottawa Media Group

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    Congratulations on a very successful County in the Capital event.  It was extremely well organized, well attended and I found even discovered some new wineries located in Prince Edward County! 

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     - Heather Lockwood, Ottawa Media Group
  • Melayna

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    I attended County in the Capital with my father and we both enjoyed it immensely! Looking forward to our shipment arriving so we can enjoy the county wines all summer long!

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     - Melayna
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Savvy Team

  • Leanne Cusack, CTV News at Noon Host, Bell Media

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    Debbie – you were absolutely terrific on today’s News at Noon show. Savvy Company definitely gets it!

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     - Leanne Cusack, CTV News at Noon Host, Bell Media
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jennifer

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    I love emails from Savvy Company!

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     - Jennifer
  • Greg

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    All delivered! Awesome customer service Debbie, you go above and beyond.

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     - Greg

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Peter

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    Savvy Selections wine-of-the-month club is such a good idea for a wedding present – especially for the couple that has everything. No wonder I have given it twice already

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     - Peter
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Cathy

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    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Savvy Hip Hops idea!!! I’m ordering for my husband as soon as I finish this e-mail. Brilliant! Very Hip!

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     - Cathy
  • Steve Beauchesne, co-owner of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

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    I can’t think of any better way to receive craft beer than have it hand-picked and delivered to your doorstep. Savvy Hip Hops is the equivalent of having your birthday every month.

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     - Steve Beauchesne, co-owner of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • 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
  • Pierrette, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

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    On behalf of the CAPS Ottawa executive board and those that were in attendance at the wine tasting social event, I wanted to express our sincere thanks for giving us an opportunity to socialize and learn new things – tantalizing as they were!

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     - Pierrette, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Yves

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    Thank you both for a great evening.  Our table of 11 people had a great time.  Everyone loved the experience as our guests had never participated in an event like that.

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     - Yves
  • Todd

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    Thanks again for a great night. We really enjoyed ourselves.  Looking forward to the next event.

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     - Todd
  • Angela

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    Jeff & I had a great time at the Nova Scotia Kitchen Party – great wines, great company & great entertainment.  It was a fun night out for us.  Thank you!

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     - Angela
  • Tonya Lailey, Marketing Manager of Lailey Vineyard

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    The members of Savvy Company are energetic, motivated & passionate about wine.  They have the contacts & the expertise to organize a wine event that is sophisticated, well detailed & incredibly fun.

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     - Tonya Lailey, Marketing Manager of Lailey Vineyard
  • Vic Haradine, Wine Current

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    Savvy Company, Novotel and Featherstone Winery make a dazzling Trio

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     - Vic Haradine, Wine Current

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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