Spreti Valente, Chief Judge
Spreti Valente, is the Pacific Rim Wine Competition’s chief judge. Spreti is a seasoned wine judge for several prestigious wine competitions both in the U.S. and in Europe. In addition, she is the senior wine buyer for Anne’s Boutique Wines in Costa Mesa, California. The shop was voted #1 Wine Shop in Orange County in 2017. Spreti leads the buying team, trains staff, and runs the wine clubs, now in their 11th year in business.
Spreti also works as a consultant and educator, assisting various clientele to develop their wine programs, produce events, lectures, and training both local and abroad. In her words: “It is my passion to make wine approachable and enjoyable to all”.