Sommelier & Senior Wine Buyer, Professional Wine Judge, Consultant & Educator
Spreti Valente, is the senior wine buyer and sommelier for Anne’s Boutique Wines in Costa Mesa, California. Anne’s was ranked the Top Wine Shop in Orange County in 2017.
Spreti serves a professional wine judge for numerous, prestigious wine competitions in the U.S. and Europe. During each competition, she blind tastes hundreds of wines, evaluating the merits of each, to award medals to the best in each class. Most recently, Spreti was named Chief Judge for the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition.
As a consultant and educator, Spreti consults with clients to develop their wine programs and produce events, which have included “LA Meets Napa & Rioja” (attended by over two thousand people), trips into Mexico to introduce people to the wines and wine region of Baja (as an Ambassador for La Competencia Wine Imports, she introduced a group of Master Sommeliers to the wines of Baja), and has lectured at The Collins School of Hospitality at Cal Poly Pomona and spoke at SommCon 2016. Spreti also is an educator at the Los Angeles Fairgrounds where wine classes are taught each summer. As a consultant, for RL Public relations, Spreti wrote their summer wine guide (2016) which was published both in the us and Latin America.
Certified Sommelier, Guild of Court of Masters Sommeliers
Certified Sake Specialist, Sake School of America
Wine Authentication, WineFraud.com
English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Professional Associations: The Guild of Court of Master Sommeliers
Spreti Valente, CS