Taste & Buy Events

  • 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
  • Paul DeCampo, Director of Marketing & Sales Southbrook Vineyards

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    A huge thank you to you and your team, Debbie! The Red & White – All Canadian event was so well-organized, and we made valuable contact with a number of Canadian wine lovers.

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     - Paul DeCampo, Director of Marketing & Sales Southbrook Vineyards
  • Pam

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    The wine event last night seems to have been a big success for Savvy Company.  It was well done. We all enjoyed being there and sampling some good wines. It goes without saying that we have placed an order.

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     - Pam
  • Pauline

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

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     - Pauline
  • Louise & Winny

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    We can’t thank you all enough for the effort that went into the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy Event. The venue was absolutely stunning, wonderful to see so many people out supporting this event.  The Experimental Farm is a fantastic place to hold such an event. We look forward to your next event and once again a huge THANK YOU to all of the Savvy team members who were involved in organizing this successful evening.

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     - Louise & Winny

Corporate Events

  • J Wright, Altus Group

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    In talking amongst our office this morning, we all agreed that last night’s client appreciation wine tasting event was successful. Thank you Susan and Wayne for all of you work and planning, it made my job a whole lot easier.

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     - J Wright, Altus Group
  • 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
  • E Tiravanti, Embassy of Argentina in Canada

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    Working with Savvy Company was a delightful experience.  The valuable expertise of Savvy’s team of sommeliers and their ability to manage wine-tasting events were very helpful for the success of the Viva Argentina! event. 

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     - E Tiravanti, Embassy of Argentina in 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
  • 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

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • Joan

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    A great value for an evening out. Be sure to email me the invitation for you next one.

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     - Joan
  • 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
  • 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

  • Carole

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    We are thoroughly enjoying Savvy Selections. There are four of us who share a case of wine. When the monthly delivery arrives, everyone comes over to pick up their wines…we often end up having an impromptu party!

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     - Carole
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peter

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    Savvy Selections wine-of-the-month club is such a good idea for a wedding present – especially for the couple that has everything. No wonder I have given it twice already

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     - Peter
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Steve

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

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     - Steve
  • 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

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • Dianne

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    Debbie – you were simply amazing! Thanks you for participating in our Christmas evening for our clients. I will definitely be calling you for next year’s event.

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     - Dianne
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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