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Rave Reviews about Savvy Company

Posted by Debbie

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Rave Reviews from guests at “52 New Wines from One Unforgettable Place” our Savvy Company & Wineries of Niagara on the Lake Taste & Buy Event

My group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The venue was great and the wine was well presented. Great job! – Karl

Thanks a lot for the event last night-it was great!! – Nick

Another good Savvy Event… as always! – Stuart (a Savvy Selections subscriber)

Congrats on a great event. My wife Caroline & I really enjoyed ourselves – Mike

Thank you for the lovely evening.My husband Neil and I had an absolutely lovely time! – Wendy

That event was fantastic! – Nancy (a Savvy Selections subscriber)

Just wanted to let you know that the NOTL wine tasting was a great success, and a brilliant idea to set up the purchase/shipping arrangement. We ordered from 6 or 7 different wineries. And the Savvy Team was very helpful in suggesting wines that were ‘must try’….and we did! – Jim (a Savvy Selections subscriber)

Thank you for putting me on the guest list, it was a great event, good to see that so many support our local Ontario wineries. – Chef John Young (Chateau Fairmont)

My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed the event and we would definitely attend it again (as I told several of the reps from the different wineries).  Thanks again for a wonderful event!  – Heather

We had a great time, what a fun event!! – Jennifer

What a fantastic experience to meet winemakers while sipping on their wines.Thank you for introducing me to some fantastic wines. –Lilian

Rave Reviews from participating wineries

Thank you for all of your help in coordinating the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake tasting earlier this week. It felt like it was a massive success and I believe we may have secured a few wine orders as well. Hoping that you had a great time and that the Savvy team was thrilled as well. – Sherri Lockwood, Peller Estates Winery

What a great event last night you & the Savvy Team hosted. It was great to meet so many Cattail Creek fans and hear how our wines have become a part of their lives! –Roselyn Dyck-Cieszkowski, Cattail Creek Family Estates Winery

Reviews from guests at our Savvy Events

“What an extremely enjoyable night at the Great Canadian Cheese Discovery event.  The venue at Thyme and Again was very comfortable and professional.  Vanessa engaged everyone around the table.  The way the cheese was presented one at a time with your talk about it and your knowledge was good for all.  I will definitely be back with more friends!’ – Lynda

“EXCELLENT EVENT!! A great selection of local craft beers – exactly what we wanted to try out. Chatting with brew company staff was the best part. They provided us lots of info on the beers and events for summer months –all info that is really good to know. Thank you!’ – Monica

“Another amazing Savvy Event. I had a great time last night discovering BC wines. And the food was incredible! I love how you keep the tasting to stories about the people of the vineyards rather than glass swirling and nosing. Refreshing.” – Sheldon

“You did an amazing and wonderful job tonight Vanessa!  You speak well on both career and passion… and I’m now even more addicted to cheese!” –   Ella

Reviews from Savvy Selections wine of the month club subscribers

“My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed all the wines that have been delivered, so far!” – Marion

“We have enjoyed the Savvy Selections wines for the last 6 months. Thank you for the great service.” – Simone

“I can’t live without my Savvy Selections wine of the month subscription.  Please keep the deliveries coming each month!” – Dawn

“My friends really enjoyed the wines and were appreciative of the present.  It truly is a great gift idea.  I did the same for my sister a while back and she too enjoyed it.” – Trice

Reviews from wineries & breweries that we have featured

“We are immensely grateful for your support. We couldn’t ask for a better ambassador for our wines for an event of this calibre (serving sparkling wine to the Queen). Looking forward to hearing/reading/seeing more about this amazing luncheon.” – Peter Bodnar Rod, Sales Manager,13th Street Winery, Niagara

“Debbie – thanks for including Hockley in your events.  You always knock it out of the park.” – Steve Smellie, Hockley Valley Brewing Co., Orangeville


Reviews from corporate clients

“Debbie, I wanted to thank you again for a lovely event.  The guests were impressed and it was consistent with the Lord Elgin’s image and I think that the Sommelier led wine tasting of a ‘Trip Around the World in 7 Glasses” came across well.” – Ann Meelker, VP Sales Lord Elgin Hotel

“Over breakfast, I heard rave reviews from several attendees of yesterday’s Winemaker’s Challenge and the feedback was positive.  This icebreaker for our annual sales kick off was excellent & enjoyed by everyone.  Please pass along my thanks to Susan Desjardins and Julie Stock”  – Francesca Forde, Espial

“I just wanted to thank you for your help last week and over the weekend with the surprise wine for our Ottawa office. I heard the party was a blast and the wine was a huge success! Thanks again for your help on such short notice.  As always, Savvy Company is a pleasure to work with!” – Shannon Clark, Halsall

“Thank you so much for your all help and for pulling this off on such short notice. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events.” – Susan Hauck, Omnicare


Reviews from media

“Savvy Company’s first craft beer tasting was a superlative event” – Ron Eade, Food Editor of the Ottawa Citizen

“The Great Canadian Cheese Discovery is a must do while in Ottawa. The class is a dinner party atmosphere, led by cheese sommelier Vanessa Simmons, who is openly fanatical about artisan cheeses.” – Reb Stevenson Travel Writer, Toronto Star


Our 2010 prediction: It will be a delicious year!

Posted by Debbie

Monday, January 4th, 2010

All of us at Savvy Company can’t wait to share our wine discoveries with you this year. 

Our calendars are filling up with wine and food events, our wine of the month club – Savvy Selections – is growing in popularity, and we have booked trips to wine regions around the world. 

And for those of you who are eager to learn more about wine with one of our Sommeliers, why not enrol in a Savvy U class to learn the fun-damentals of wine appreciation? Homework never tasted this good!

Here’s to a delicious 2010 with a glass of great wine in hand & one of our Sommeliers by your side.

Debbie & the Savvy Team