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Anatomy of a Successful Event – 2013 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Daily Blender, February 27, 2013

T he crowd at an event last fall hit me just before the pain in my feet arrived. It was a high-profile shindig, with big names scattered throughout the scene. I scanned the clearly oversold room, a wave of dread slowly taking over. After hiking up the fifty or so entry stairs in four-inch heels, shaking my fist in the air, I was hit with a wall of people, chaos in every direction. No vendor map, no clear path of movement to the room. >>MORE

Woodinville Wine Country Appoints Jamie Peha of Peha Promotions to Fast-Track Association’s Strategic PlanWine Business Daily, August 27, 2012

Woodinville Wine Country, a non-profit trade association responsible for building awareness for the quality and diversity of Woodinville wines and tasting experiences, announced Jamie Peha of Seattle’s Peha Promotions will direct implementation of the association’s recently approved strategic plan for the next six months. >>MORE

Bon Appetit!Northwest Meeting & Events, Summer 2012

Jamie Peha, principal of Peha Promotions, began her career in the restaurant industry, a start, she says, prepared her well for event planning.” >>MORE

Mercer Islander promotes state wines with flair and skillMercer Island Reporter, Feb. 8, 2012

Everyone knew a kid like this. You would visit a friend, and his sister would have all the dolls lined up with plates and small cups in front of each of them. Pretty soon she would be planning all her siblings’ birthday parties, and she would progress to all the family events.” >>MORE

Food and Wine are Great Things to Talk About – JTNEws, Feb. 6, 2012

Jamie Peha gets to do what she loves best — work with food and wine. Jamie started Peha Promotions, her food and beverage marketing and PR business, seven years ago. >>MORE

This One Ain’t Just Washington Wine –, Nov. 21, 2011

“Save the date for the “Seattle Wine and Food Experience,” Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Seattle Center. The featured wine region ain’t Washington…it’s Oregon!” >> MORE

Blogger Bites425 Magazine, Nov. 1, 2011

This might sound a little gluttonous, but it’s a great time to be a food-obsessed writer. There’s no shortage of tasty treats in the Northwest. Culinary savants run restaurants. The number of local farmers, foragers, winemakers and other food artisans is mind boggling. And there are so many food trucks and cupcake shops. >>MORE

Washington Wine Blends Celebrated – Tasting Room Magazine, Sept. 19, 2011

“In order for people to make a deeper connection with wine and food, it is critical that events offer a key educational component or focus. The art of blending isn’t something the general public understands…yet. Showcasing only wine blends and incorporating blending stations where winemakers can pour the components of a blend helps to drive that education and get people to that ‘aha’ moment with wine – that is what BLEND Seattle is all about.”

A Tasting of Washington’s Top Blends and Culinary Delights – Seattleite, Sept. 19, 2011

“The world’s best wine, food and destinations come together for the second annual BLEND, the only event dedicated to showcasing Washington’s hottest selling wine-blends. The festivities let guests learn how blended wines are created and gave them an opportunity to sip selections from more than 40 top wineries from Washington state, as well as savor gourmet culinary delights from the inns, hotels and conference centers of Columbia Hospitality”

Tastings and Treats at BLEND – Seattle Weekly (slideshow), Sept. 18, 2011

BLEND: Enhancing Food, Wine and Life – Wine and Beer of Washington State, Sept. 15, 2011

“Columbia BLEND is a unique wine event, created to explore the mystery and beauty behind wine blends…what makes the Columbia BLEND event so unique is that it honors how wine amplifies experiences when blended into our lives. The Columbia BLEND brings together wine blends, great food and exciting places.”

Kitsap Wine Festival “Must Taste” List – Puget Sound Blogs, Aug. 16, 2011

“With 36 wineries pouring, we suggest if you plan to go that you make a list too, before picking up your glass at the Harborside Fountain Park.”

A Wine Event Celebrating the Beginning of Blending – Wino Magazine, Aug. 11, 2011

“Like all events coordinated by Jamie Peha of Peha Promotions, the ticket price offers tremendous value. Not only will you sip multiple blends from forty wineries, but you’ll get a chance to try blends from Argentina, France, Italy and Spain courtesy of Wine World. Of course, no wine gala is complete without food, so you’ll get to nibble on nosh from award winnings chefs”

Wine O’Clock Wednesday: Wine in the Pines – Seattleite, Aug. 10, 2011

“Located within the beautiful Suncadia Resort in the heart of the Cascades, Swiftwater Cellears offers a wine experience unlike any other — a destination within a destination resort…You can experience this wine firsthand at the Wine in the Pines fourth annual wine and food festival, a weekend celebration that will feature more than 40 Northwest wineries, accompanied by tasty bites from regional chefs and festive live music.”

Catch a Ferry to Kitsap Wine Festival – Seattlest, Aug. 1, 2011

Wine in the Pines at Suncadia – My Northwest Wines, June 21, 2011

Wine Rocks: Start Your Summer with Wine, Music and Food – Beer & Wine of Washington, June 6, 2011

“Whoever says that all wine lovers are snobs has never been to Wine Rocks Seattle! Wine Rocks is a fun filled evening of beer, wine, food and of course rock and roll. Wine Rocks is a unique celebration of Washington wine makers in that it showcases the musical talents as well as their wine making skills.”

One Wine Weekend –, May 6, 2011

“I’m zeroing in on the weekend of June 16 – 18, which will combine, for the first time, what are arguably the two most impactful wine events of the year – Vintage Walla Walla and the Entwine Grand Auction – into a single “One Wine Weekend” celebration.”

Seattle Food and Wine Experience – An Epic(urean) Adventure – Wino Magazine, Feb. 1, 2011

Not only is the Seattle Food and Wine Experience fun, educational and swank, but it’s also–if I can take the liberty of phrasing it in the common vernacular–cheap. Tickets are just $49 per person, and includes access to all areas of the event. For under fifty bones, you can float around for four hours on a Sunday afternoon tasting an astounding assortment of wine, beer and nosh and walk away with an education, a commemorative wine glass and a cookbook to boot. Better than a Sunday brunch, and more calories for your dollar.

Lamb Jam Celebrates Lamb with 21 Dishes and More – Gastrolust blog, Oct. 25, 2010

“Everyone who attended Lamb Jam was a winner, getting to sample 21 lamb dishes with 21 paired wines for a reasonable entry fee of $45”

Seattle Magazine’s Party of the Decade – Wino Magazine, Oct. 14, 2010

“Rather than sponsoring a killer event, Seattle Mag is throwing a party of their own…a full evening of wine, food, beer, coffee, performance art and a chance to get dressed to the nines and rub elbows with the rest of Seattle’s social vamps. Mark your calendar. In pen. Red felt pen. Circle it. Underline. This is going to be one hot night.


BLEND: The World’s Best Wine, Food and Places – Sips & The City Blog, Oct. 3, 2010

“I had so much fun creating my own blends, I left the seminar inspired to go home and rip into my 100% varietals and start my own home blending operation…the food was also incredible and it was great to chat with the winemakers…this is a must-attend for any wine lover!”

BLEND Seattle and DIY Winemaking – The Oregon Wine Blog, Oct. 2, 2010

“Jamie Peha has recently added a little bit of bang for an additional buck to her tasting events with the incorporation of seminars and educational workshops…Jamie outdid her last go round with the addition of blending workshops…Curious to see what Jamie has up her sleeve for her next event? Get your tickets for the upcoming Lamb Jam.”

Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival Preview – Crosscut News, Sept. 24, 2010

“…we’ve also got the granddaddy of them all, the Pike Place Market, and this weekend its farmers, merchants and artisans are putting on the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival. The beneficiaries are the market’s human service agencies…”

First Annual Artisan Food Festival Preview –, Sept. 22, 2010

“The Artisan Food Festival replaces the Street Festival previously held in June at Pike Place Market, which began as a craft fair in 1971. The new Artisan Food Festival is modeled after Salone Del Gusto, a popular festival in Torino, Italy and celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, farmers and artisans who produce some of the nation’s best produce, seafood, wine, and artisan chocolate.”

Lamb Jam Preview – Seattle Magazine, Sept. 21, 2010

Last year’s Lamb Jam event at Bell Harbor International Conference Center was a great sell-out success…Your ticket (only $45) gains you entry and more food and wine than you can comfortably consume…”

BLEND: The Great New Food and Wine Event – deVine Table blog, Sept. 19, 2010

“an experience that combines carefully crafted wine blends, artfully prepared cuisine, and high end hospitality…I truly appreciate what a challenge it is to blend a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a lot harder than it sounds, and I do not argue with anyone who says that blending is as much an art as a science.”

The Art of Wine Blending: The Seminar – Beer and Wine of Washington State, Sept. 18, 2010

“I sat amongst food and wine lovers, winemakers, food journalists, enology experts and fun people. The experience priceless, the cost only $15!”

Blending up Wine, Food and Fun at BLEND – Beer and Wine of Washington State, Sept. 15, 2010

“It is not an easy feat to put together an event that delights wineries, chefs and guests but Peha Promotions pulled it off.”

Blend: A New Kind of Wine Event – Wino Magazine, Sept. 3, 2010

“But, doing what nobody has ever done is what Jamie Peha always does, and we’ve come to expect nothing less from her…big fans of the magnificent food and wine events that Peha dreams up and cobbles together.”

Madness in the Making: Jamie Peha Takes on Merlot – Wino Magazine, April 21, 2010

“Jamie Peha seems to have her finger on the pulse of everything going on in the wine and food world(s); whenever there’s an “explosive” event, she seems to have been directly involved; and yet if you weren’t looking for her, you’d hardly know she was there. She’s the invisible hand that guides more than you can imagine.”


From Blend 2010: Doc “The Nose” shares with us the enthusiast’s perspective

For more videos from Blend 2010, please click here

Take a look at the 2006 Seattle Magazine Best of Party!

Jamie Peha talks with Decanter Banter about Taste of Washington and Merlot Gone Mad

Jamie Peha talks about Taste of WA and Merlot Gone Mad from Decanter Banter on Vimeo.