Testimonials

Taste & Buy Events

  • Wendy

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this evening`s County in the Capital Taste & Buy. What a wonderful event. The organization was terrific, everything went smoothly, congratulations!

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     - Wendy
  • Chloe Hillier, Director of Development The Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation

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    What a wonderful event and a great turnout to Outstanding in their Fields last night! My husband was able to come after all and he and I and our friends had a great time. Congratulations to Savvy Company on an excellent event.

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     - Chloe Hillier, Director of Development The Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation
  • 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
  • Kara, Good Earth Winery in Niagara

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    Another fab event! Thanks so much for organizing last nights Outstanding in their Fields Taste & Buy. You and your team are such a pleasure to work with!

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     - Kara, Good Earth Winery in Niagara
  • 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

Corporate Events

  • 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.
  • T Pauls, Alumni Relations, Queen’s School of Business

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    Kudos to everyone involved for making this another successful event for the Ottawa alumni. A special thank to Debbie for all the hard work I know went into putting this together. All the feedback I got throughout the night was very positive and it was obvious that everyone had a great time. Thanks again to Debbie and to the whole team for pitching in and making this such a fun event!

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     - T Pauls, Alumni Relations, Queen’s School of Business
  • 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
  • L Poirer, CHEO Dental

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    We had a wonderful time with Gina as our Sommelier for our Christmas party.  She did a fantastic job of organizing everything.  The wine and food pairings during the meal were excellent – I have had nothing but positive feedback with regards to the evening.  This is usually a hard group to please so this is a real accomplishment.  Thank you!!

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     - L Poirer, CHEO Dental

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Savvy Team

  • 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
  • Alan

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the UWO wine tasting you hosted last night. The wine selection, the accompanying nibbles, the atmosphere…everything was fantastic. I want to especially praise the Savvy Team who were so welcoming & helpful during the evening. And a special hats off to your great Cheese Sommelier who was soooo enthusiastic about Canadian cheese!

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     - Alan
  • David Bhamjee, Director, Small Business Credit Insurance Export Development Canada

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    Savvy is a great company, doing great things. I always find myself impressed with the service and support you and your team give to your customers. You and your team’s passion for the wine experience shines through.

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     - David Bhamjee, Director, Small Business Credit Insurance Export Development Canada
  • Kimothy Walker, Ottawa Media Group

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    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.

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     - Kimothy Walker, Ottawa Media Group
  • Kate, Devour Food & Film Festival (Nova Scotia)

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    Thanks so much for taking care of marketing Devour for us in Ontario. I know it’s meant a whole lot to Lia and Michael, but it’s also nice for Robyn and I to know they’re in extremely capable marketing hands since we can’t be there.

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     - Kate, Devour Food & Film Festival (Nova Scotia)

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Wine Tastings

  • Jennifer

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

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     - Jennifer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Jason Sharpe, Huff Estates Winery

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    Thanks again Debbie, the process for Savvy Selections went very smoothly, thanks to you and your team.

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     - Jason Sharpe, Huff Estates Winery
  • 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
  • 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 

Savvy Hip Hops

  • 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
  • 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
  • Steve

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

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     - Steve
  • Jen

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

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     - Jen
  • Alain – the Happy Hip Hopster!

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    Great stuff. Thank you. My daughter who gave me a subscription to your Savvy Hip Hops, insisted that my son and I sit down and share a couple of the beers you sent us. They were awesome.

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     - Alain – the Happy Hip Hopster!

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • Celine and Loretta, EDC

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    The recent wine tasting evening was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th corporate anniversary. All the elements of a successful event were present – good food, good wine and good friends and colleagues.  Thanks again Debbie helping to create our special event.

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     - Celine and Loretta, EDC
  • Joe

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    Excellent event last night! Once again it was very enjoyable and a tremendous amount of fun!

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

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    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!

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

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • Karl

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    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.

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     - Karl
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Wine & Food Shows

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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