Taste & Buy Events

  • Monique

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

     - Monique
  • Celta

    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!

     - Celta
  • Melayna

    I attended County in the Capital with my father and we both enjoyed it immensely! Looking forward to our shipment arriving so we can enjoy the county wines all summer long!

     - Melayna
  • Pam

    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.

     - Pam
  • Susan & Glenn

    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

     - Susan & Glenn

Corporate Events

  • Diane, EDC

    Everyone I’ve spoken to really enjoyed the event.  Paul, our resident wine expert, was particularly impressed with the reds you selected.  I will definitely keep you in mind when planning future outings for our teams.

     - Diane, EDC
  • T Pauls, Alumni Relations, Queen’s School of Business

    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!

     - T Pauls, Alumni Relations, Queen’s School of Business
  • S Clark, Halsall and Associates

    Just wanted to thank you for all of your help in making our grand opening a success. I’ve only heard wonderful things about the event, which would not have been as successful without the help of you and your team. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again for everything!

     - S Clark, Halsall and Associates
  • R Comeau, Natural Resources Canada

    Thank you ever so much for yesterday’s Sommelier-led lunch. It was well received by everyone in our office – all have stated back they had a great time, and enjoyed the meal and your hosting.

     - R Comeau, Natural Resources Canada
  • John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice

    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.

     - John Lark, Managing Principal Coherent Advice


Savvy Team


Wine Tastings

  • Robert

    Thank you for a great evening traveling through Tuscany!  We had a blast & look forward to future events hosted by Savvy!

     - Robert
  • Jennifer

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

     - Jennifer
  • Joan

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

     - Joan
  • Heather

    A lovely evening – the right balance of education & entertainment.  Savvy Company knows how to put on a stylish & fun event.

     - Heather
  • Greg

    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!

     - Greg

Savvy Selections

  • Jantine and Jerry

    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.

     - Jantine and Jerry
  • Gary

    I want you to know that last night we served wines from the Savvy Selections. Our menu included the recipes from the Savvy eZine and our guests were entertained with the stories about the winemaker that you provided. It was a wonderful evening.

     - Gary
  • Alan

    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.

     - Alan
  • Pam

    The 2012 Chardonnay from Stanners is absolutely lovely!! Thanks for finding it & introducing it to me in my monthly Savvy Selections deliveries

     - Pam
  • Peter

    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

     - Peter

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Billie

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

     - Billie
  • Robin

    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.

     - Robin
  • Elvis

    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!

     - Elvis
  • Maddie 

    Savvy Hip Hops is an awesome operation you’ve got going on. Thanks for your help and being so accommodating.

     - Maddie 
  • Tyler

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

     - Tyler

Savvy Cool Curds

  • Ron

    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.

     - Ron
  • Jeff Fenwick, owner & cheesemaker, Back Forty Artisan Cheese

    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

     - Jeff Fenwick, owner & cheesemaker, Back Forty Artisan Cheese
  • Maggie Paradis, owner & cheesemaker, Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères

    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.

     - Maggie Paradis, owner & cheesemaker, Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères
  • Stephanie

    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

     - Stephanie
  • Armand Bernard, Cheesemaker, Cows Creamery

    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

     - Armand Bernard, Cheesemaker, Cows Creamery


Personalized Events

  • Joe

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

     - Joe
  • Anita

    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.

     - Anita
  • Charles

    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.

     - Charles
  • Dianne

    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.

     - Dianne
  • Anita

    Susan, everyone had a great time Saturday night.  You made Yves birthday party special – thank you! The Italian wine selection you picked was great and interestingly, everyone had a different favourite.

     - Anita


Sommelier-led dinners

  • Tracey

    The Sommelier led dinner featuring sparkling wines of the world along with the gourmet meal was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.  Thank you!

     - Tracey
  • Suzanne

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

     - Suzanne
  • Bryan

    Thank you for our BIG NIGHT Sommelier led dinner and cooking class.  I was still full the next day!

     - Bryan
  • Katherine

    After having experienced your Sommelier led dinner, I now have a greater appreciation of how pairing wines with foods can enhance a meal.

     - Katherine
  • Robyn

    Thank you for a great event!  We had a blast & look forward to future events hosted by Savvy Company!

     - Robyn


Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Yves

    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.

     - Yves
  • Vanessa

    Discussing wines with Dan Sullivan from Rosehall Run in a casual setting was something I have never had the opportunity to do before.

     - Vanessa
  • Todd

    Thanks again for a great night. We really enjoyed ourselves.  Looking forward to the next event.

     - Todd
  • Tonya Lailey, Marketing Manager of Lailey Vineyard

    The members of Savvy Company are energetic, motivated & passionate about wine.  They have the contacts & the expertise to organize a wine event that is sophisticated, well detailed & incredibly fun.

     - Tonya Lailey, Marketing Manager of Lailey Vineyard
  • Nick

    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.

     - Nick


Wine & Food Shows

  • Paul, Thirty Three Vines

    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!

     - Paul, Thirty Three Vines
  • Mary

    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.

     - Mary
  • Patricia, Women’s Business Network

    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

     - Patricia, Women’s Business Network
  • Dana, Ottawa Spring Home Show

    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!

     - Dana, Ottawa Spring Home Show
  • Louise, Featherstone Estate Winery

    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.

     - Louise, Featherstone Estate Winery