Taste & Buy Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Carollynn Dejardins, Among the Vines B&B

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    The All Canadian Taste & Buy event Savvy Company hosted was great….in spite of the two rainshowers!  It didn’t dampen the spirits of the tasters.

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     - Carollynn Dejardins, Among the Vines B&B
  • 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

Corporate Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Natalie Devereux – Department of Alumni Relations, Western University

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    Thank you Savvy Company for another wonderful Western Alumni event! I know our guests had a wonderful time. Our board members were especially impressed with the event.

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     - Natalie Devereux – Department of Alumni Relations, Western University
  • J Doucet, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

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    Just a quick note to let you know that last night was a success despite the bad weather. Wayne did a wonderful job, was very informative indeed. My guests all commented positively about him, and the whole experience. Food was great, wines were delightful.

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     - J Doucet, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

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Wine Tastings

  • Heather

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    A lovely evening – the right balance of education & entertainment.  Savvy Company knows how to put on a stylish & fun event.

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     - Heather
  • 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
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Debi

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    I like the convenience of having wines shipped to my office. And because a Sommelier has tasted and selected the wines, I am reassured that they will be of good quality.

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     - Debi
  • Rosann 

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    Thank you for the great Savvy Bus tour around The County. It was a great way to meet the winemakers who I enjoy with my Savvy Selections wine-of-the-month club.

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     - Rosann 
  • 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

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Pam

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    When I subscribed to Savvy Hip Hops it was only for 6 months. However, you should know that my husband is so enjoying getting beers he can’t find at the LCBO, that I would like to continue the subscription. P.S. – I never get any of the beer – I’m not allowed! 🙂

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     - Pam
  • Abbie

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    Dave and I really enjoyed the beer.  We really loved all the selections in Savvy Hip Hops – you and your team are doing an amazing job!  We’ll definitely be signing up again! 

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     - Abbie
  • 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
  • Paul Tyler, Senior Associate GoldFenix Communications

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    Can’t wait for July’s shipment. I have really been a big fan of the Savvy Hip Hops program…always make sure I tweet each month to show off the most recent haul and to promote the program to my followers. Keep up the great work!

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     - Paul Tyler, Senior Associate GoldFenix Communications
  • Meghan 

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    I just wanted to thank you for your extra efforts in getting this Savvy Hip Hops package to us! I really appreciate the additional attention and look forward to enjoying this tasty beverage!

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     - Meghan 

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tara

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    My neighbour and I enjoyed the Cheese and Wine tasting that you hosted this week. Keep up the great work!

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     - Tara
  • Barbara, Ottawa Hospital

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    Thank you for helping to make our retirement celebration a success. I think everyone had a good time. It was a pleasure meeting you. The wines were delicious – great choices.

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     - Barbara, Ottawa Hospital

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Scott

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    Sue-Ann (Pillitteri Estates’ winemaker) is so passionate about winemaking …you can tell just in the way she explains her wines

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     - Scott
  • Stephen

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    Tonight’s winemaker’s dinner was educational as well as delicious.

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     - Stephen
  • 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
  • Peter

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

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     - Peter

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Wine & Food Shows

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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