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.

9 Bright California Whites
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9 Bright California Whites

New reviews of Golden State Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and more from Napa Valley, …

Apr 6, 2020
West Coast Wineries Face Uncertain Future
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West Coast Wineries Face Uncertain Future

Online sales are up and federal aid could help, but one report estimated $400 million in …

Apr 3, 2020
Rock Band All Time Low Rides High on New Wine and Coffee
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Rock Band All Time Low Rides High on New Wine and Coffee

The group that came to fame in the aughts are now serious wine collectors and with a Napa …

Mar 31, 2020
Coronavirus Crisis Closes West Coast Winery Tasting Rooms
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Coronavirus Crisis Closes West Coast Winery Tasting Rooms

Worried about their staff and finances, vintners are trying virtual tastings and other …

Mar 18, 2020
Chef Douglas Keane Revives Acclaimed Wine Country Restaurant
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Chef Douglas Keane Revives Acclaimed Wine Country Restaurant

The long-awaited return of Sonoma’s Cyrus is on the horizon. Plus, BLT Steak’s New York …

Mar 12, 2020
In Brief: Bordeaux Stars Buy in Napa; Bonny Doon Vineyard Sold
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In Brief: Bordeaux Stars Buy in Napa; Bonny Doon Vineyard Sold

A pair of celebrated wineries traded hands in two recent California sales.

Apr 30, 2020
9 Diverse California Chardonnays
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9 Diverse California Chardonnays

New reviews of Golden State Chardonnays from Sonoma, Napa, Santa Barbara and beyond

Feb 24, 2020
Robert Mondavi Winery Sits in the To Kalon Vineyard. Its Owner Says There's No Such Place
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Robert Mondavi Winery Sits in the To Kalon Vineyard. Its Owner Says There's No Such Place

Is To Kalon a vineyard or a brand? Constellation is fighting neighbors who want to put it …

Feb 13, 2020
Cannabis and Wine Struggle to Coexist
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Cannabis and Wine Struggle to Coexist

The two industries are working to find compromise in California as inconsistent regulation …

Mar 31, 2020

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