Maria Valetta

Maria Valetta is a media personality, wine and spirits educator, food, travel and hospitality writer, food and wine judge, event host and content creator in the food and beverage sector. Maria is a graduate of the prestigious Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) based out of London England, where she received her diploma in Wine & Spirits (DWS). She is also a Certified Sommelier (CS) through the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS), and a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators (SWE). She is a current member of the Guild of Sommeliers and the Society of Wine Educators. Maria discovered her interest in wine through her love of food, claiming that wine is the world's most complicated "food". She received her food education cooking alongside famous chefs, and from the influence of her mother (an excellent home cook and avid fan of Julia Child). Maria travels extensively around the world focusing on the local culture, wine regions, and epicurean arts. Her approach to wine appreciation is always fun, yet highly educational, with her specialty being the art of food and wine pairing. Her one rule when it comes to wine is "drink what you love". Maria's passion for all things food and wine and undeniable charm lead to linear and streaming media where she showcases her talents as an online media host, educator, writer and co-creator. Some of her past work includes the two popular web-series for The Philadelphia Inquirer's former website "Uncorked" (a wine education show), and "The Philly Dish" (a behind-the-scenes restaurant show). Today you can find her streaming online and on TV showing off her skills in kitchens cooking alongside top chefs while pairing wine with their food, as one of the hosts of the nationally syndicated television cooking show that reaches 75 million households "The Chef's Kitchen".


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