Spreti Valente, Chief Judge
Spreti Valente is a certified sommelier, professional wine judge, and consultant. Spreti’s experience as a professional wine judge includes work with prestigious wine competitions both in the U.S. (San Francisco Chronicle, LA International, Sunset Magazine Wine Competition, International Women’s Wine Competition, Sonoma Harvest, Press Democrat Wine Competition, and New Orleans Wine Awards) and Europe (Feminalise Wine Competition (Paris, France) and International Wine Challenge – London).
In 2017, Spreti was named the Chief Judge of the Pacific Rim Wine Competition. Most recently, Spreti was appointed the first Chairwoman at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. As a consultant, Spreti assists clients in developing their wine marketing programs and in producing widely attended wine events, including the acclaimed Pigs and Pinot in Sonoma.
Spreti also works as an educator, teaching wine classes at public events, as well as to university audiences. Spreti’s consulting work has been published in both Spanish and English in the U.S. and Abroad.