Taste & Buy Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Melayna

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    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!

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     - Melayna

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.
  • Lori, Colliers International

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    Thank you Susan. The feedback from the event was positive and we had a great time.  Thanks to you and Wayne for keeping the evening organized and we look forward to doing this again.

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     - Lori, Colliers International
  • 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
  • Diane, EDC

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    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.

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     - Diane, EDC
  • R Comeau, Natural Resources Canada

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    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.

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     - R Comeau, Natural Resources Canada

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Wine Tastings

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Wicked Wines

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Meek, co-owner at Kichesippi Beer Co.

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    Savvy Hip Hops is ingenious. We have been very supportive of Savvy Company from day one when Debbie and her team began expanding their business into craft beers.

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     - Paul Meek, co-owner at Kichesippi Beer Co.
  • Tyler

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

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     - Tyler
  • 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
  • Adam 

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    My wife and I are very happy with both Savvy Hip Hops as well as your Savvy Selections wine of the month club & most of all your customer service. We have passed along referrals to friends and family. Keep up the great work!

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     - Adam 
  • Jamie – a happy SUDS-criber

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    WOW!! Refined Fool brews are what Savvy Hip Hops is all about. I’ve had 2 so far and they’re OUTSTANDING!! Great pints that I can’t get here.

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     - Jamie – a happy SUDS-criber

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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ion

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    Your Wine & Cheese with a Twist was a superb event and I was pleased to be included. The fact I met a few extremely nice new people as well is always a bonus. Thanks so much and please let me know when you do it again.

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     - Ion
  • Kerry – Taste and Travel Magazine

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    That was the best off-site wine tasting I have attended – you did a great job organizing and the details – such as the local artisanal fromageries and the cucumber water made it as special as the venue – congratulations! Oh yeah, the wine was good too! Please keep us posted on other Savvy Company events.

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     - Kerry – Taste and Travel Magazine

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Scott

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    Sue-Ann (Pillitteri Estates’ winemaker) is so passionate about winemaking …you can tell just in the way she explains her wines

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     - Scott
  • Ray

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    I wanted to quickly thank you for Saturday’s Dining with Winemakers at Noon. We had a fantastic meal coupled with great wine. Meeting and listening to the winemakers added a level of class and enjoyment.

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     - Ray
  • Stephen

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    Tonight’s winemaker’s dinner was educational as well as delicious.

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     - Stephen
  • 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

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Wine & Food Shows

  • 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
  • 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