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.

Bill Harlan Appoints His Son, Will, as Managing Director of Harlan Estate
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Bill Harlan Appoints His Son, Will, as Managing Director of Harlan Estate

After 40 years at the helm of one of Napa’s premier Cabernet estates, Harlan will step away …

Apr 9, 2021
Sanctuary Vineyards: Jordan Provides a Home for Threatened Butterflies
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Sanctuary Vineyards: Jordan Provides a Home for Threatened Butterflies

Sonoma’s Jordan winery establishes sanctuaries to support western monarchs, native bees and …

Apr 9, 2021
How Did 2020's Wildfires Impact California Wine?
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How Did 2020's Wildfires Impact California Wine?

Six months after the fires subsided, vintners are still assessing how much fruit suffered …

Mar 23, 2021
9 Outstanding Napa and Sonoma Reds
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9 Outstanding Napa and Sonoma Reds

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel from Northern California, …

Mar 22, 2021
Faiveley Buys Stake in Williams Selyem
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Faiveley Buys Stake in Williams Selyem

A business deal between the two Pinot Noir powerhouses; plus Wine Spectator Scholarship …

Apr 30, 2021
11 Enticing Napa Cabernet Sauvignons for $50 or Less
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11 Enticing Napa Cabernet Sauvignons for $50 or Less

New reviews of Cabernets and blends from the top California region, up to 91 points

Mar 8, 2021
Heitz Cellar Owner and CEO Buy Napa Valley’s Stony Hill Vineyard
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Heitz Cellar Owner and CEO Buy Napa Valley’s Stony Hill Vineyard

Gaylon Lawrence Jr. and Carlton McCoy Jr. are continuing their quest to preserve some of …

Mar 31, 2021
Constellation Brands Prevails in To Kalon Dispute
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Constellation Brands Prevails in To Kalon Dispute

Federal judge rejects The Vineyard House owner's efforts to use famed Napa vineyard name …

Feb 8, 2021
10 Exciting California Wines Up to 91 Points
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10 Exciting California Wines Up to 91 Points

New reviews of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and more from Paso Robles, Sa…

Feb 8, 2021