Spreti Valente

Professional Wine Judge, Consultant, & Educator

Spreti Valente, a distinguished sommelier and seasoned wine judge, boasts a rich career spanning both sides of the wine industry. Notably recognized for her influential role in prestigious competitions like the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, San Francisco Chronicle, and other notable competitions across the US and Europe, she brings a refined and experienced palate to the table.  Spreti’s journey took a historic turn as she stepped into the role of Chief Judge at the Pacific Rim Wine Competition and, later, became the first woman Chair at the renowned Los Angeles International Wine Competition, the oldest wine competition in the USA.  Beyond her judging experience, Spreti’s consultancy skills shine through, assisting clients in crafting successful wine marketing strategies and curating engaging wine events. Her partnership with the Pigs and Pinot Festival in Sonoma underscores her impact, working alongside culinary and winemaking luminaries.  Spreti is equally adept at educating both the public and university audiences about the world of wines, and her consulting insights have been published internationally. 

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