Taste & Buy Events

  • Tara Simpson, Edible Ottawa Magazine

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    Thank you for including us in County in the Capital!  We had a great time, we ordered some cheese and wine bottles!

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     - Tara Simpson, Edible Ottawa Magazine
  • Larry & Lori

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    You ran an amazing event. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at the All-Canadian Wine Taste & Buy.

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     - Larry & Lori
  • 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
  • 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
  • Julian

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    I thought that everything about tonight’s County in the Capital event was fantastic.  I look forward to attending another event soon.

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     - Julian

Corporate Events

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ashlea

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    I wanted to thank you and the Savvy Team for the great service we had Monday evening. The event was a success and all of our clients were happy and enjoyed themselves. Derek was fun; he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and understood the vibe we were aiming for.

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     - Ashlea
  • L Robinson, CIBC Private Wealth Management

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    It’s official, you are a hit! I have been receiving calls and e-mails from everyone thanking us for the wonderful evening. I can’t thank you enough. I was so impressed with how smoothly everything was done and the really wonderful way you are able to get everybody engaged in the process. I have been singing your praises for two days now!

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     - L Robinson, CIBC Private Wealth Management

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Savvy Team

  • Jennifer

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    I love emails from Savvy Company!

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     - Jennifer
  • Marci

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    Thank you so much for your generous donation and for supporting such an incredible event and cause.

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     - Marci
  • 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
  • Alan

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the UWO wine tasting you hosted last night. The wine selection, the accompanying nibbles, the atmosphere…everything was fantastic. I want to especially praise the Savvy Team who were so welcoming & helpful during the evening. And a special hats off to your great Cheese Sommelier who was soooo enthusiastic about Canadian cheese!

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     - Alan
  • Greg

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    All delivered! Awesome customer service Debbie, you go above and beyond.

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     - Greg

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • 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

  • Gary

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    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.

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     - Gary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Barb

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    Savvy Selections wine of the month club is grand!! Thanks for all the excellent wine you deliver each month

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     - Barb

Savvy Hip Hops

  • Maddie 

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

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     - Maddie 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tyler

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

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     - Tyler

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • Peter

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

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     - Peter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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