Aaron Romano

Associate Tasting Coordinator, Napa

About

Aaron Romano joined Wine Spectator’s Napa tasting department in 2012 and was promoted to associate tasting coordinator in 2017.

Romano grew up in Healdsburg, Calif., during the town's emergence as a food-and-wine destination. Inspired by the culture, he worked at numerous Sonoma County wineries and restaurants while studying English and non-fiction creative writing at Sonoma State University. He continues to call Northern California home, now with his wife and two children.

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A leader for women in wine and a champion for her Mendocino home, Handley helped legitimize …

Aug 3, 2020
California Sparkling Wine Pioneer Barry Sterling, Founder of Iron Horse Vineyards, Dies at 90
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California Sparkling Wine Pioneer Barry Sterling, Founder of Iron Horse Vineyards, Dies at 90

The attorney turned vintner positioned his winery among California’s top sparkling wine …

Jul 27, 2020
9 Knockout California Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
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9 Knockout California Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Pinot Noirs from Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Mendocino and beyond

Jul 27, 2020
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In Santa Barbara Battle Between Cannabis and Wine, Grand Jury Reprimands County Supervisors

Wineries and cannabis farms have been clashing in Santa Barbara over odor, pesticide drift …

Jul 27, 2020
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California Winery Tastings Forced Outside as COVID-19 Cases Spike

A surge in new cases closes indoor dining and tasting rooms, but wineries continue to adapt

Jul 16, 2020
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Wineries across the country closed in response to COVID-19, but as the economic toll of the …

Aug 31, 2020
12 U.S. Value Wines in Red, White and Rosé
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12 U.S. Value Wines in Red, White and Rosé

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and more from Napa, Sonoma, …

Jun 29, 2020
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California Gives Napa Wineries a Green Light to Reopen

State leaders offer new guidelines allowing all wineries to open tasting rooms

Jun 8, 2020
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8 Outstanding Sonoma Pinot Noirs

New reviews of Pinot Noirs from Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley, all earning 90 …

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