Taste & Buy Events

  • Susan & Glenn

    We enjoyed the All Canadian Wine Event and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Canadian wines that we had the opportunity to sample.  We will be ordering some in the near future. Thanks again for arranging such a fun event and we look forward

     - Susan & Glenn
  • Tara Simpson, Edible Ottawa Magazine

    Thank you for including us in County in the Capital!  We had a great time, we ordered some cheese and wine bottles!

     - Tara Simpson, Edible Ottawa Magazine
  • Melayna

    I attended County in the Capital with my father and we both enjoyed it immensely! Looking forward to our shipment arriving so we can enjoy the county wines all summer long!

     - Melayna
  • Pauline

    Thanks Savvy Company for the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy event! I had an amazing time as always!!

     - Pauline
  • Kelly

    Last night was super fun! Thanks so much, we all had a blast at County in the Capital. 

     - Kelly

Corporate Events

  • S Rice, Canaccord Capital

    Debbie led us through a tutored wine and food tasting at Canaccord Capital. It was a huge success and received rave reviews from all those who attended. Debbie was a true professional from start to finish. Her unique approach is ideal for corporate events and for personal use.

     - S Rice, Canaccord Capital
  • B Shepherd, Britannia Yacht Club

    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.

     - B Shepherd, Britannia Yacht Club
  • Karen, IBM

    Debbie..thanks again for orchestrating such a lovely evening.  We’ve had great feedback from everyone on your presentation, the wines and the restaurant.  It was the perfect location for our company’s holiday gathering.  Of course, none of it would have happened without all your hard work and skill.  Your speaking style was perfect for our event; lively, entertaining, and of course, informative!

     - Karen, IBM
  • Ashlea

    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.

     - Ashlea
  • Diane, EDC

    Everyone I’ve spoken to really enjoyed the event.  Paul, our resident wine expert, was particularly impressed with the reds you selected.  I will definitely keep you in mind when planning future outings for our teams.

     - Diane, EDC


Savvy Team

  • Kimothy Walker, Ottawa Media Group

    What an incredible gift you gave us Debbie…creating the Amazing Wines private labeled wines to raise funds for Amazing People charities. I know you spent hours and hours of time organizing this project, and many more to come getting it launched. It’s all pretty incredible.

     - Kimothy Walker, Ottawa Media Group
  • James – longtime Savvy Selections subscriber

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

     - James – longtime Savvy Selections subscriber
  • John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice

    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.

     - John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice
  • Greg

    All delivered! Awesome customer service Debbie, you go above and beyond.

     - Greg
  • Marci

    Thank you so much for your generous donation and for supporting such an incredible event and cause.

     - Marci


Wine Tastings

  • Robert

    Thank you for a great evening traveling through Tuscany!  We had a blast & look forward to future events hosted by Savvy!

     - Robert
  • Greg

    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!

     - Greg
  • Jennifer

    Thank you for a fantastic evening at the Wines to Warm your Winter wine tasting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

     - Jennifer
  • Randy

    What a great way to spend a night out!

     - Randy
  • Heather

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

     - Heather

Savvy Selections

  • Pam

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

     - Pam
  • Rosann 

    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.

     - Rosann 
  • Alan

    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.

     - Alan
  • Lindsay

     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.

     - Lindsay
  • Jantine and Jerry

    Thanks for Savvy Selections. We’re at the cottage and enjoyed a bottle of Ravine Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. A remarkable find. We really enjoy getting our wine delivered each month.

     - Jantine and Jerry

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Abbie

    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! 

     - Abbie
  • Steve

    I am enjoying the Hip Hops deliveries, keep up the great work!

     - Steve
  • Paul Meek, co-owner at Kichesippi Beer Co.

    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.

     - Paul Meek, co-owner at Kichesippi Beer Co.
  • Sue

    Your customer service is fantastic and if I lived in Ottawa I would be going to many of your local Savvy Company events! I do want to thank you for introducing me to some amazing beers that I wouldnt have had access to or even had knowledge of before Savv

     - Sue
  • Jen

    We’re enjoying all the beer from Savvy Hip Hops that keeps getting delivered. Keep up the good work!

     - Jen

Savvy Cool Curds

  • Georgs Kolesnikovs, Founder, The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

    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!

     - Georgs Kolesnikovs, Founder, The Great Canadian Cheese Festival
  • Armand Bernard, Cheesemaker, Cows Creamery

    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

     - Armand Bernard, Cheesemaker, Cows Creamery
  • Jeff Fenwick, owner & cheesemaker, Back Forty Artisan Cheese

    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

     - Jeff Fenwick, owner & cheesemaker, Back Forty Artisan Cheese
  • Ron

    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.

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

    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!

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


Personalized Events

  • Natalie Devereux. Alumni Engagement Officer, The Department of Alumni Relations and Development Western University

    Thank you again for a great evening last Wed!  I know that our guests had a wonderful time and we had a really great turn out from our alumni. I look forward to working with you again in Ottawa and hopefully on a Niagara winery bus tour!

     - Natalie Devereux. Alumni Engagement Officer, The Department of Alumni Relations and Development Western University
  • Ion

    Your Wine & Cheese with a Twist was a superb event and I was pleased to be included. The fact I met a few extremely nice new people as well is always a bonus. Thanks so much and please let me know when you do it again.

     - Ion
  • Norman Aitken, Chef Owner Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar

    Thanks for the kind words!! The SAVVY team rocks!!

     - Norman Aitken, Chef Owner Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • Anita

    Susan – Everyone had a great time Saturday night at the Italian wine tasting for Yves’s birthday party.  You were outstanding – and shared fascinating stories about your travels to Italy and we all learned from your extensive Sommelier knowledge. The wine selection was great and everyone seemed to have a different favourite.

     - Anita
  • Charles

    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.

     - Charles


Sommelier-led dinners

  • Judi

    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!

     - Judi
  • Tracey

    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!

     - Tracey
  • Karl

    That was the best event we can remember ever going to.  My wife spent some time at LCBO today and tells me we now have a taste of Tuscany in our collection with our new knowledge from last night’s sommelier led dinner.

     - Karl
  • Suzanne

    The Sommelier led dinner at the Mekong Restaurant was fantastic.  You made a Wednesday night feel like a Friday!

     - Suzanne
  • Katherine

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

     - Katherine


Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Angela

    Jeff & I had a great time at the Nova Scotia Kitchen Party – great wines, great company & great entertainment.  It was a fun night out for us.  Thank you!

     - Angela
  • Ron Eade – Ottawa Citizen’s Food Editor and author of Omnivoire’s Ottawa blog

    …the good news is that Novotel has come up with a nifty solution for puzzled diners, by colour-coding wine choices with dishes on its new Trio menu….at least that gives me some useful information.

     - Ron Eade – Ottawa Citizen’s Food Editor and author of Omnivoire’s Ottawa blog
  • Ray

    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.

     - Ray
  • Suzanne

    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!

     - Suzanne
  • Peter

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

     - Peter


Wine & Food Shows

  • Mary

    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.

     - Mary
  • Dana, Ottawa Spring Home Show

    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!

     - Dana, Ottawa Spring Home Show
  • Louise, Featherstone Estate Winery

    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.

     - Louise, Featherstone Estate Winery
  • Patricia, Women’s Business Network

    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

     - Patricia, Women’s Business Network
  • Paul, Thirty Three Vines

    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!

     - Paul, Thirty Three Vines