Taste & Buy Events

  • 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
  • Monique 

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    I just wanted to thank the Savvy Team for including me on the guest list for the Outstanding in Their Fields such evening last night.  So many great wines and fun music.  Savvy put on another fab night!

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     - Monique 
  • 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
  • Heather Boyd, Pillar IP & Ottawa Media Group

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    I wanted to pass along my sincere thanks for inviting me to County in the Capital.  I had a great time and enjoyed catching up with some of the vineyards that I know.  I recently bought property in Prince Edward County and making these connections is inv

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     - Heather Boyd, Pillar IP & Ottawa Media Group
  • 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

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Savvy Team

  • Penny

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    My guest speaker got her gift of wine today that you arranged. She’s thrilled.  Thanks so much to the Savvy Team for making this gift happen.

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     - Penny
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nicolette Novak, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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    Thanks again for the opportunity to work with the Savvy Team!  It is always an honour and a pleasure.  You and your Sommeliers do such a wonderful job promoting Ontario VQA wines.  Thank you!

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     - Nicolette Novak, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
  • 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

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Wicked Wines

  • 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
  • Jantine and Jerry

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    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.

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     - Jantine and Jerry
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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!
  • Sue

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    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

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     - Sue
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Personalized Events

  • Susan, Perley Robertson

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    The cocktail reception went incredibly well. The wine was a perfect selection and the food was awesome.

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     - Susan, Perley Robertson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Robert, Greenmelon

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    I don’t know how to thank you for such a wonderful event. This was truly an evening to remember for me and made extra special by you. Words cannot express the joy that I experienced last night. Everything was perfect! It cannot be said enough how much you did to orchestrate the company’s celebration. The comments from my guests were over the top and it is all your doing.

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     - Robert, Greenmelon

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • Stephen

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

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     - Stephen
  • 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
  • Nick

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    The Savvy Supper Series featuring Huff Estates was a perfect combination of good friends, wonderful wine & food.  An ideal way to unwind after a busy day at work.

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     - Nick
  • Vic Haradine, Wine Current

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    Savvy Company, Novotel and Featherstone Winery make a dazzling Trio

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     - Vic Haradine, Wine Current

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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
  • 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
  • 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