Posts Tagged ‘artisan cheeses’

Monday DEAL: 50% off wine, craft beer & cider… Thought that would get your attention!

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

At Savvy Company HQ, we’re caught up in the Cyber Monday deal-a-thons & joining in the online madness by offering 50% off TICKETS to our next wine, beer, cider event. Yes, half price tickets to this week’s Savvy Event. Heck, why not?!?

It is our 5th annual Outstanding in their Fields Taste & Buy & we don’t want you to miss it. Quick…buy your half price ticket today & join us for this fun evening tasting & trying hard-to-find wines, craft beers & ciders made across Ontario….the cool part is that you get to meet the dynamic people who make these delicious bevvies.

Tickets $35 per person

Tick Tock…ends @ midnight


There’ll be something for everyone – sparkling, white & red wines, dessert wines, ciders made with apples & pears along with really cool craft brews too…and special prices & deals too.

Everything at this event is OUTSTANDING…you won’t find any of the featured bevvies at the LCBO.

To top it all off…cheesemakers from Quebec & Ontario will be serving & selling their delicious artisan cheeses. And locally made woodworking, festive cookies, handmade preserves & neat gourmet treats – all ready-to-buy as gifts or to serve when you have people drop by during the holidays.


Event Deets

DATE: Thursday, December 1st
VENUE: Horticulture Building @ Lansdowne, Ottawa
VERY IMPORTANT TASTER (V.I.T.) RECEPTION: 5 to 7pm – special passes required

Advance Tickets Only
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Check out who is coming….

…from Prince Edward County

Broken Stone Winery * County Cider Company * Karlo Estates * Trail Estates Winery

…from Niagara

Amazing Wines * Aure Winery * Chateau des Charmes * Fielding Estates Winery * Kacaba Vineyards * Legends Estates Winery * Melville Winery * Two Sisters Vineyards * Veini Estates * Vineland Estates Winery

…from even further away

Railway City Brewery (St. Thomas)

…from closer to home

Calabogie Brewing Co. * KIN Vineyards * Tuque de Broue Brewery


We’re rolling out the red carpet

Upgrade your ticket with a Very Important Taster Pass (V.I.T.) for only an additional $25. The V.I.T. Pass includes advance access from 5 to 7pm without line ups so that you have more one-on-one time to meet the makers…then stay on as long as you like for the main event. Only 150 V.I.T. passes


FREE Shipping

To make your holiday shopping easy, we will give you FREE shipping when you order 6, 12 or more bottles of ANY combo of your favorites bevvies & Santa will hand deliver (aka by courier) to your home or office – absolutely FREE – in time for the holidays!


Can’t make it?

You can still order & take advantage of the FREE shipping & special event prices. Email the Savvy Team or call us on 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) to arrange a special order or to be provided the special web site link for online ordering (we’re getting it ready now!).

This event is already 85% sold out
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Ho-Ho-Ho…we have 4 tickets to give away!

Tell us what goodie is always in your stocking. At my house, Santa always leaves a mandarin in the toe of our stocking. What is your tradition? Send an email to & we’ll enter you into the draw for 4 free tickets to Outstanding in their Fields.

This will be an OUTSTANDING holiday shopping event – don’t miss it!

See you there,
– Debbie & the Savvy Team

Savvy Company
613-SAVVYCO (728-8926)

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Ever tried 125 cheeses?

Posted by Debbie

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Calling all cheese lovers!

Melt away all thoughts of your ‘to do’ list this weekend and head to Picton for the 2nd annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival.  You will never have a weekend getaway like this.  Hosted by Cheese Lover Productions, over 45 artisan cheesemakers from coast to coast will be there along with renowned Canadian celebrity chefs, cheese experts, winemakers , brewmasters & cider makers too.

Tuck in for a full day on Saturday or Sunday at the Artisan Cheese and Fine Food Fair located in the historic and picturesque Crystal Palace.  Each table features a different cheesemaker offering chunks of cheeses to sample until your belly won’t take it any longer. Did I mention that over 125 cheeses will be showcased? That is quite a spread! During your delicious discovery to find your new favorite cheeses,  nibble, meet & learn from the people who have hand crafted each round of cheese.  They are more than likely the same person who milks the cows, goats & sheep too!  To top it all off, you can purchase the cheese – now this gives a new meaning to buying local.

And when you need a break from all of the grazing, sampling & sipping, grab a seat in one of the tutored tastings to learn more about the artistry of cheese making from Canada’s top cheese experts including Savvy Company’s own Cheese Sommelier Vanessa Simmons.

Wine, beer and cider too goes great with cheese, so grab a glass to enjoy the flavours the combination makes.  The Cooks & Curds gala on Saturday is an evening of gourmet dishes ladened with cheese created by Ottawa’s Chef Michael Blackie of the National Arts Centre and Chef Jamie Kennedy of Toronto along with six other chefs from British Columbia to Newfoundland.  But there is not a ticket left for this one of a kind event!

Grab the kids – as they are welcome too – and head to Picton.  It is only a 3 hour drive from Ottawa.  Take the 401 straight there or take the scenic route along the Loyalist Parkway and take the Glenora Ferry (it’s free) across & get a taste for Prince Edward County.  I guarantee you will want to leave your to do list on the kitchen counter go back & explore more of ‘The County’ this summer.

Cheers & Enjoy!


More about the festival running June 1 – 3 at