Taste & Buy Events

  • Marie 

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    Wow!  We had a wonderful time at the Taste & Buy! We ordered a mixed case of wines, beers and even ciders. Please keep us on your invite list for future events with your Savvy Sommeliers

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     - Marie 
  • Louise & Winny

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    We can’t thank you all enough for the effort that went into the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy Event. The venue was absolutely stunning, wonderful to see so many people out supporting this event.  The Experimental Farm is a fantastic place to hold such an event. We look forward to your next event and once again a huge THANK YOU to all of the Savvy team members who were involved in organizing this successful evening.

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     - Louise & Winny
  • Julian

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    I thought that everything about tonight’s County in the Capital event was fantastic.  I look forward to attending another event soon.

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     - Julian
  • Kathy and Rick

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    We really enjoyed Outstanding in their Fields tasting event and ordered some Niagara wine which I know we will enjoy with friends.

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     - Kathy and Rick
  • 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

Corporate Events

  • B Milliken, Temple Scott Associates

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    When Temple Scott Associates needed a selection of outstanding Canadian wines to complement receptions and dinners for the Governor General’s Leadership Conference, we called on Savvy Company for expert advice…TSA has every confidence that we can count on sound expert advice from Savvy Company.

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     - B Milliken, Temple Scott Associates
  • 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
  • M Clark, BMO Nesbitt Burns

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    Thank you for leading my clients in a creative and informative wine tasting of Italian wines. The event was very well organizes, innovative and informative. I couldn’t be happier and my clients were thrilled!

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     - M Clark, BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice

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    Thanks SO much Debbie for your help in making this wonderful event in support of Rotary Home come together so successfully. It was a great event with your Ontario wines and Sommelier service, everyone had a great time. It was a success and everyone who came will want to come again next year.

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     - John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice
  • 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

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Savvy Team

  • Alex Sproll, Trail Estates Winery

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    Great event yesterday! Just wanted to pass along our thanks to all of the Savvy crew – you all are great!

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     - Alex Sproll, Trail Estates Winery
  • Melissa Clark, Wealth Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities

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    Debbie – Thank you for your support for the TEMBO event. The event raised over $16,000 which will go directly to support girls’ education and women’s equality in northern Tanzania. By your kindess offering us your tasting glasses, you helped to raise addi

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     - Melissa Clark, Wealth Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
  • 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
  • Lesley

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    I just want to send a very big thank you to you for the bottle of Amazing Wine you delivered. It was very well enjoyed alongside our Thanksgiving turkey.

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     - Lesley
  • James – longtime Savvy Selections subscriber

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    I have to say that your customer service is top notch.

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     - James – longtime Savvy Selections subscriber

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Selections

  • 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
  • Pam

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    The 2012 Chardonnay from Stanners is absolutely lovely!! Thanks for finding it & introducing it to me in my monthly Savvy Selections deliveries

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     - Pam
  • 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
  • Wayne

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    My brother gave Savvy Selections to me as a birthday gift. Each month, I look forward to the delivery of wines. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving – lucky me!

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     - Wayne
  • 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

Savvy Hip Hops

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adam 

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    My wife and I are very happy with both Savvy Hip Hops as well as your Savvy Selections wine of the month club & most of all your customer service. We have passed along referrals to friends and family. Keep up the great work!

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     - Adam 

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • Glenn Symons, owner, winemaker & cheesemaker, Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy

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    As soon as I heard about Savvy Cool Curds, I wanted to be featured. In fact, a cheese-of-the-month club is so cool, that I am going to subscribe!

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     - Glenn Symons, owner, winemaker & cheesemaker, Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy
  • 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
  • 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

  • Kerry – Taste and Travel Magazine

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    That was the best off-site wine tasting I have attended – you did a great job organizing and the details – such as the local artisanal fromageries and the cucumber water made it as special as the venue – congratulations! Oh yeah, the wine was good too! Please keep us posted on other Savvy Company events.

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     - Kerry – Taste and Travel Magazine
  • Charles

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    Thanks Debbie for being our Sommelier at our house on Saturday.  Your input was excellent and the feedback from our friends has all been very positive. Sharon and I were both very pleased with the party – you were a large part of the success.

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     - Charles
  • Susan

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    Debbie, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful event at our place.  I can’t tell you how much everyone enjoyed it.  Your knowledge, style and just all round approach made it so much fun…it is just a great way to spend an evening.

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     - Susan
  • Louise

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    You guys are awesome. Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, what to wear to a Savvy Event….lol

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     - Louise
  • 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

  • Katherine

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    After having experienced your Sommelier led dinner, I now have a greater appreciation of how pairing wines with foods can enhance a meal.

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     - Katherine
  • 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
  • Bryan

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    Thank you for our BIG NIGHT Sommelier led dinner and cooking class.  I was still full the next day!

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     - Bryan
  • 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

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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • Vanessa

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    Discussing wines with Dan Sullivan from Rosehall Run in a casual setting was something I have never had the opportunity to do before.

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     - Vanessa
  • Peter

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    Tonight’s Savvy Supper Series was very informative. My first experience & I loved it.

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     - Peter
  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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