Savvy Events

Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn, discover and have fun. Our Savvy Events afford exactly those kinds of creative social experiences, drawing on the expertise and imagination of our team of Savvy Sommeliers.

Relaxed and welcoming, Savvy Events aren’t about theory or textbooks. They’re about getting to know the people who produce the food and drink we enjoy—to make connections and forge friendships. All you need is an open mind, an eager palate and a spirit of exploration.

We invite you to join us!

 

 

Savvy Events are now online…

 

 

While we wait to get the green light to host our ever popular Taste & Buy events, we’re hitting the airwaves with our Savvy Virtual Tasting Events.  Join us online to meet winemakers, cidermakers, cheesemaker…even gourmet chefs from all across Canada. 

To enhance the experience, you can order the featured products during the event from us & we’ll make sure you get the special parcel in time for the online event.  

For each event, click to order the special package of the featured products & we’ll deliver it to you before the event along with the Exclusive Event Pass with the link to join us on Zoom.

It is that easy & fun to meet the makers with a Savvy Sommelier as your host! 

 

Our 2021 calendar (so far!)

 

Thurs July 22
What’s the BUZZ about Natural Wine & Cider?

Natural wines & ciders have been getting a lot of attention lately. If you haven’t had a chance to try some of these delicious & different styles…here’s your chance!

With so many new Natural Wines & Ciders being released, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Our Savvy Team has secured some of the REALLY good stuff so you can discover & learn what all of the BUZZ is all about.

Order our Natural Party Pack & you’ll receive a 6-bottle assortment to experience the wide variety of styles PLUS an exclusive invitation to join us for this virtual tasting event on Thursday July 22 to meet the makers of these neat natural wines & ciders.  Zoom in to join us without leaving your kitchen, backyard deck or cottage dock!

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Thurs June 24
Daybreak Housing FUN-draiser

We’re delighted that Daybreak Housing called on us to host their first virtual wine & chocolate tasting event on Thurs June 24

We’re featuring big red wines from 2 virtual wineries in Niagara – Fogolar Wines & Meldville Wines.  Meet the winemakers PLUS  gourmet chocolate makers from Hummingbird Chocolate Makers & Anna Stubbe Chocolates.

A fun evening awaits & it’s for a great community cause. Order the Wine & Chocolate Package…& see you on Zoom!

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Thurs June 10
Jazz, Wine &…Chocolate!

We’re delighted that JazzWorks invited us to collaborate on their first virtual tasting & music event –Wine, Jazz, & Chocolate

It will be a fun & delicious evening! You’ll savour some of the best red wine made in Ontario & enjoy gourmet chocolate pairings plus be entertained with jazz mini concerts from the special guest musicians. What a special FUN-draiser event it will be! 

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Wednesday May 12
Clink & Drink Pink

Everyone can Clink & Drink Pink at this stay-at-home Happy Hour.  We’ll deliver 6 stellar rosé wines & REALLY good gourmet picnic goodies for you to enjoy while you meet the 6 winemakers & winery owners – all women – whose Rosé wines are the stars this evening. 

Tune in for a chat about all things Rosé…plus you’ll be treated to live music performances too – you can login from your own patio or backyard deck.

To join in the fun, order a Bouquet of Rosés containing everything you’ll need for this fun-filled Clink & Drink Pink Happy Hour.

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Sunday April 11
Celebrate National Cheese Fondue Day…with a Party!

We had such a fun time dipping in with our Savvy fans, that we can’t wait to do it again!  Join us to for legenDAIRY evening to celebrate National Cheese Fondue Day. Who knew it would be so much fun!

A perfect Sunday evening dinner with the family OR a romantic date night. Either way you’ll be treated to REALLY good cheese fondue, outstanding Ontario wines, craft ciders…and live music too!

We’ll have a Savvy Cheese Fondue Party Pack containing the ingredients you’ll need for this fun-filled evening. You can pick & choose to add on other goodies too.

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Friday March 19
Red Wine + Chocolate Extravaganza

We’re hosting our first ever Red Wine + Chocolate Extravaganza to savour the flavour of some of the best chocolate in the world – made right here in Canada.

Our Savvy Sommeliers have perfectly paired an assortment of these artisanal chocolates with hard-to-find red wines – all from Ontario wineries.

During this Extravaganza, you’ll learn to taste chocolate like a pro & also meet the dynamic people who craft the featured red wines & artisanal chocolates…and enjoy live music performances too!
More about this fun evening>>

 

Monday Feb 15
Ontario’s largest Cheese Fondue Party

This fun event will be legenDAIRY. It’s a party that everyone can dip into: a fun family-friendly dinner party OR a romantic date night with your Valentine. Either way you’ll be treated to REALLY good cheese fondue, wines, craft ciders…and live music too!

We’ll have a Savvy Cheese Fondue Party Pack containing the ingredients you’ll need for this fun-filled evening. You can pick & choose to add on other goodies too.
More about this fun evening>>

 

 

Wed Feb 10
Meet the Maker: Maggie Girard
Cheesemaker & co-owner
of La Fromagerie les Folies Bergeres in St-Sixte, Quebec

Ever wonder what life is like as a cheesemaker? “Busy” is always Maggie’s answer!

Join us to learn more about the art of cheesemaking & life on the family farm with her herd of sheep. 

 

 

Fri Jan 29
Meet the Maker: Ryan Monkman
Cidermaker & co-owner
of FieldBird Cider Co. in Prince Edward County

All of our Savvy In-Cider Picks subscribers will be receiving a selection of his ciders delivered in time for this event…then they can log-on to Zoom to meet the maker & learn more about his ciders. Be ready to be entertained – Ryan is a riot! 

 

 

 

More Savvy Virtual Tastings will be announced!

Check back here of follow us on our Facebook & Instagram pages for announcements of new online events. 
At any time, you can contact the Savvy Team to create & host a private tasting event for your friends & clients.  613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or cheers@savvycompany.ca 

We sincerely appreciate the funding provided by Celebrate Ontario in order to host the Meet the Makers virtual events throughout 2020 & 2021

 

 

 

Who we featured in 2020…

Thurs Sept 10 – Meldville Wines – a fun night was enjoyed with owner & winemaker Derek Barnett to learn about his virtual winery in Niagara (photo on right)

Tues Sept 15 – Rosehall Run Vineyards – featuring Dan Sullivan co-owner & winemaking pioneer in the Prince Edward County

Thurs Oct 15 – Harvest time in British Columbia @ Mt Boucherie & Rust Wine – live from the ‘crush pad’ with winemaker Jeff Hundertmark.  Get a glimpse of the chaos of harvest in the Okanagan while you enjoy a tasting of the signature wines from two BC wineries.

Wed Nov 25 – 13th Street Winery – in the early days this winery was a collab space for amateur winemakers, now it has evolved to an award winning winery with internationally renown winemaker Jean Pierre Colas – best known for his sparkling wines & gorgeous Gamay wines

Mon Nov 30 –  Tasting with Savvy Sommeliers!  Join us to learn pro tips on pairing wine with favorite holiday foods. Watch video clips of this tasting >>

Mon Dec 28 – Popping the Corks with the Pros! Our Savvy Sommeliers share tips & tricks on opening bottles of bubblies & the differences in the style…all to get you ready for ringing in the New Year.   Watch the videos of this tasting >>

 

Check back here of follow us on our Facebook & Instagram pages for announcements of new dates & the winemakers we will be featuring online. 

At any time, you can contact the Savvy Team too! 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) or cheers@savvycompany.ca 

 

 

 

~ COVID update about in-person events ~

Our calendar of events for 2020 was full of fabulous events for you to enjoy.  With the uncertainty of length of the pandemic, the outlook for large scale events is uncertain as well.  For each Savvy Event, we will endeavor to reschedule to a later date rather than cancel the event. 

 The Savvy Team enjoys hosting these events for you & the featured winemakers, cidermakers, cheesemakers & gourmet artisans too.  As soon as we are given the green light again by the government & the health authorities, we will update below.  If you are a Savvy All-Events Passholder, we will grant you automatically registration to all events in 2021…and some extra perks too.

Thanks a million for your patience & support.

 

 

Our signature Savvy Events… 

Savvy Events are always fun nights out. You’re invited to join us to meet the neat people who make the bevvies, sample & order your favorites. We look forward to seeing you & your friends at an upcoming event in Ottawa & Kingston.

Corks & Forks – Kingston’s International Wine Festival

RESCHEDULED to late 2021

We are patiently waiting to host this fabulous wine festival when it is safe for everyone involved.  When this day comes, then we will invite everyone who enjoys wine to come to Kingston for a weekend getaway to discover the world of wine & learn from talented winemakers & wine industry notables from Canada and around the world.

This festival was a huge success last year to rave reviews.  We look forward to hosting a fun & educational festival of some design for you in the latter part of 2021.  Specific dates have not been set just yet…hopefully soon!   For the latest news >>

 

 

 

Ottawa’s 3rd Annual Craft Cider Celebration

Unfortunately we had to postpone this event.

 

 

Right now we are awaiting for the green light to host events again.  While we patiently do our part to stay at a safe distance, send us an email & we’ll make sure you get an invitation as soon as  a new date is set & tickets go on sale.

 

 

 

 

 

Canada’s Coolest Curds – Ottawa’s Artisan Cheese Festival

Unfortunately we are postponing this event too. 

 

Love cheese? You’ll LOVE this!

This event was planned for September, however, we are awaiting for the green light to host events again. 

While we patiently do our part to stay at a safe distance, send us an email & we’ll make sure you get an invitation as soon as  a new date is set & tickets go on sale.

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding in their Fields

 

We look forward to hosting this event when the pandemic is over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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