Taste & Buy Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • Carollynn Dejardins, Among the Vines B&B

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    The All Canadian Taste & Buy event Savvy Company hosted was great….in spite of the two rainshowers!  It didn’t dampen the spirits of the tasters.

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     - Carollynn Dejardins, Among the Vines B&B
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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.
  • Kerry-Leigh

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    All of your guests seemed happy! I have already had several staff and Museum ‘friends’ ask about future Savvy Company hosted events.

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     - Kerry-Leigh
  • S Rice, Canaccord Capital

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    Debbie led us through a tutored wine and food tasting at Canaccord Capital. It was a huge success and received rave reviews from all those who attended. Debbie was a true professional from start to finish. Her unique approach is ideal for corporate events and for personal use.

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     - S Rice, Canaccord Capital
  • 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

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Savvy Team

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leanne Cusack, CTV News at Noon Host, Bell Media

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    Debbie – you were absolutely terrific on today’s News at Noon show. Savvy Company definitely gets it!

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     - Leanne Cusack, CTV News at Noon Host, Bell Media

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Wicked Wines

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Paul Tyler, Senior Associate GoldFenix Communications

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    Can’t wait for July’s shipment. I have really been a big fan of the Savvy Hip Hops program…always make sure I tweet each month to show off the most recent haul and to promote the program to my followers. Keep up the great work!

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     - Paul Tyler, Senior Associate GoldFenix Communications
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • Glenn Symons, owner, winemaker & cheesemaker, Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy

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    As soon as I heard about Savvy Cool Curds, I wanted to be featured. In fact, a cheese-of-the-month club is so cool, that I am going to subscribe!

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     - Glenn Symons, owner, winemaker & cheesemaker, Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • Norman Aitken, Chef Owner Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar

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    Thanks for the kind words!! The SAVVY team rocks!!

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     - Norman Aitken, Chef Owner Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • 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
  • Lorna

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    Thanks for putting on such a lovely wine tasting.  It was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon & fundraise for the Canterbury Arts program.  I appreciate your smooth running of the entire event.

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     - Lorna

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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
  • 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
  • Tracey

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    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!

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     - Tracey

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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Vanessa

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

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     - Vanessa
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • 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