Aaron Romano

assistant tasting coordinator

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 Napa Cabernets that Deliver the Goods for Less
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9 Napa Cabernets that Deliver the Goods for Less

From $32 to $50, you won't find better quality for the price than these new reviews of …

Jun 17, 2019
Big Bottles Don't Go Out of Style: Wine Spectator's Bring Your Own Magnum Party
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Big Bottles Don't Go Out of Style: Wine Spectator's Bring Your Own Magnum Party

Northern California's wine industry came together for the 2019 large-format bash

May 31, 2019
College Admissions Scandal Hits California Wine Industry
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College Admissions Scandal Hits California Wine Industry

Agustin Francisco Huneeus vacated his position as CEO of California's Huneeus Vintners …

Jun 30, 2019
8 California Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
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8 California Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points

These outstanding reds show the Golden State's diversity with the variety, from Sonoma to …

May 13, 2019
In Memoriam: John Shafer; Gianfranco Soldera
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In Memoriam: John Shafer; Gianfranco Soldera

A look back on the lives of Napa winemaker John Shafer and Tuscan vintner Gianfranco …

Jun 15, 2019
Flooding Hits Sonoma Wineries

Flooding Hits Sonoma Wineries

Powerful storms flooded Sonoma County in February, impacting a host of wineries. The …

Jun 15, 2019
Battle Over Napa's Iconic Vineyard

Battle Over Napa's Iconic Vineyard

A fight has broken out over who can use the name of Napa Valley's most famous vineyard, To …

Jun 15, 2019
6 Fruit-Packed South American Reds
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6 Fruit-Packed South American Reds

There's more wine diversity in Chile and Argentina than you think. Check out these newly …

May 2, 2019
8 California Rosé Mainstays
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8 California Rosé Mainstays

'Tis coming up the season to drink pink, and these new reviews are where you should start

Apr 15, 2019

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