Taste & Buy Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • Danielle

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    County in the Capital was the first time we attended one of your events and we were very impressed by the diversity of wines, wineries and foods that you showcased. We especially loved the rare wines & icewines that were a great indulgence! Congratulations on hosting a great evening.

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     - Danielle
  • Marie 

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    Wow!  We had a wonderful time at the Taste & Buy! We ordered a mixed case of wines, beers and even ciders. Please keep us on your invite list for future events with your Savvy Sommeliers

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     - Marie 

Corporate Events

  • 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
  • John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice

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    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.

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     - John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice
  • 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
  • C Scott, First Avenue Events

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    Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful Scotch Tasting event on Friday evening for the Canadian Association of Radiologists. Everyone had a great time and you selection of scotch (or should I say whiskey) was a huge hit. The extra traffic in the exhibit area was greatly appreciated by all of the sponsors… and I know the President and the CEO really enjoy the event. You certainly provided the attendees at the conference something a little out of the norm!

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     - C Scott, First Avenue Events
  • 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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Savvy Team

  • Andrew Marsh, Executive Chef

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    You rock! Debbie, you sure made me look good with the Canadian wines you sent for our event……… I owe you guys!

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     - Andrew Marsh, Executive Chef
  • Derick Fage, Host of Rogers TV Daytime Ottawa

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    Thank you very much for the beautiful bottle of bubbly Debbie! You rock with your kindness.

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     - Derick Fage, Host of Rogers TV Daytime Ottawa
  • Alex Sproll, Trail Estates Winery

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    Great event yesterday! Just wanted to pass along our thanks to all of the Savvy crew – you all are great!

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     - Alex Sproll, Trail Estates Winery
  • Jennifer

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    I love emails from Savvy Company!

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     - Jennifer
  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Selections

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Melissa

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    I received my package of Savvy Hip Hops beer at work today and I am really excited to try everything! Thanks again so much for your amazing customer service. What a wonderful experience it’s been so far!

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     - Melissa
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jenna Banforth, Beau’s All Natural Brewing

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    It was great working with you and your team on Savvy Hip Hops again this year!

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     - Jenna Banforth, Beau’s All Natural Brewing
  • 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

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Elizabeth Kilvert, Owner The Unrefined Olive

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    Thank you for the suburb evening Savvy Company hosted for us! Love your business and professionalism!

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     - Elizabeth Kilvert, Owner The Unrefined Olive
  • Anita

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    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.

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     - Anita
  • Jennifer Campbell, Ottawa Citizen

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    Friendly Sommeliers from Savvy Company, guided sippers through their tastings…at Natalie MacLean’s book launch 

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     - Jennifer Campbell, Ottawa Citizen
  • 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

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Cindy

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    I totally loved Nova Scotia’s Sommelier Sean Buckland’s contribution to the Nova Scotia Kitchen Party event.  He is an eloquent, knowledgeable speaker who made me want to leave the party & drive straight to Nova Scotia.

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

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    …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.

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

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

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     - Peter
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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