Sommelier and Wine Buyer, Anne’s Boutique Wines, Costa Mesa, CA
Spreti Valente, Certified Sommelier, is the wine buyer and sommelier for Anne’s Boutique Wines in Costa Mesa, California. As wine buyer, Spreti meets with winemakers, importers and winery owners to sample hundreds of wines each month. From these wines, a limited few – the best of small producers from around the world, are chosen to be featured in weekly tastings, included in one of three wine clubs she oversees, and/or offered at the retail boutique.
Additionally, Spreti consults with aspiring restaurateurs and event planners, and participates as a speaker, panelist and event planner for various wine events, including seminars on wine related topics such as Food and Wine Pairings, Introduction to Wine Tasting and Regional Wine presentations. Spreti serves as a wine judge for several prestigious wine and spirits competitions, including the Los Angeles International and the Pacific Rim International. This is her first year judging with us at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Spreti is currently pursuing an Advanced Sommelier certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers.