Taste & Buy Events

  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lucie

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    Jeff and I had a wonderful time at County in the Capital Taste & Buy and discovered a couple of tasty wines that we ordered.

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     - Lucie
  • 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

Corporate Events

  • J Wright, Altus Group

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    In talking amongst our office this morning, we all agreed that last night’s client appreciation wine tasting event was successful. Thank you Susan and Wayne for all of you work and planning, it made my job a whole lot easier.

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     - J Wright, Altus Group
  • 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
  • Natalie Devereux – Department of Alumni Relations, Western University

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    Thank you Savvy Company for another wonderful Western Alumni event! I know our guests had a wonderful time. Our board members were especially impressed with the event.

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     - Natalie Devereux – Department of Alumni Relations, Western University
  • 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
  • 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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Savvy Team

  • 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
  • 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
  • Jennifer

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    I love emails from Savvy Company!

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     - Jennifer
  • Nicolette Novak, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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    Thanks again for the opportunity to work with the Savvy Team!  It is always an honour and a pleasure.  You and your Sommeliers do such a wonderful job promoting Ontario VQA wines.  Thank you!

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     - Nicolette Novak, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
  • 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

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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
  • Randy

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    What a great way to spend a night out!

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     - Randy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Savvy Selections

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Anne

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    We LOVE our Savvy Hip Hops!

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     - Anne
  • 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

Savvy Cool Curds

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Personalized Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • Charles

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    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.

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     - Charles
  • 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
  • Celine and Loretta, EDC

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    The recent wine tasting evening was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th corporate anniversary. All the elements of a successful event were present – good food, good wine and good friends and colleagues.  Thanks again Debbie helping to create our special event.

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     - Celine and Loretta, EDC

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Sommelier-led dinners

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Winemaker’s Dinners

  • Yves

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    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.

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     - Yves
  • Tonya Lailey, Marketing Manager of Lailey Vineyard

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    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.

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     - Tonya Lailey, Marketing Manager of Lailey Vineyard
  • Stephen

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

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     - Stephen
  • 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
  • Peter

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

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     - Peter

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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
  • 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
  • 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