Taste & Buy Events

  • Susan & Glenn

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    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

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     - Susan & Glenn
  • Mike, Traynor Family Vineyards

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    I wanted to reach out to let you know that a bunch of us winemakers were talking about the County in the Capital Taste & Buy and we really like what Savvy Company is about. We look forward to working with you.

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     - Mike, Traynor Family Vineyards
  • Monique

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    A friend of mine who came out to her first Savvy Taste & Buy was very impressed with the show. Kudos!

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     - Monique
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Karen, IBM

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    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!

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     - Karen, IBM
  • 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

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Wine Tastings

  • Julie

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    The information presented for each wine was very interesting.  After sampling the wine on our own, it was a great experience to smell and taste what you explained to us in advance.  This certainly put those of us who are new to wine tasting at ease.

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     - Julie
  • 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
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Hip Hops

  • 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
  • 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
  • Billie

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    We’re 2 months in and loving it! I’m looking forward towards July’s Savvy Hip Hops delivery.

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     - Billie
  • Tyler

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    Thanks again for providing the Savvy Hip Hops delivery service, it’s been great.

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     - Tyler
  • Steve Beauchesne, co-owner of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

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    I can’t think of any better way to receive craft beer than have it hand-picked and delivered to your doorstep. Savvy Hip Hops is the equivalent of having your birthday every month.

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     - Steve Beauchesne, co-owner of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • Suzanne

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

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     - Suzanne
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yves

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    Thank you both for a great evening.  Our table of 11 people had a great time.  Everyone loved the experience as our guests had never participated in an event like that.

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     - Yves
  • Stephen

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

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     - Stephen

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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