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.

Unfiltered: Sanctuary Vineyards and More
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Unfiltered: Sanctuary Vineyards and More

Sonoma’s Jordan winery supports western monarchs, native bees and other pollinators

Jun 22, 2021
Oregon's Evenstad Estates Buys Burgundy Domaine and Vineyards
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Oregon's Evenstad Estates Buys Burgundy Domaine and Vineyards

The owners of Domaine Serene are adding 15 acres in the Côte de Nuits to their growing …

Jun 18, 2021
13 Dazzling Sonoma Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
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13 Dazzling Sonoma Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding California Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley …

Jun 24, 2021
12 Exciting Napa and Sonoma Cabernets for $50 or Less
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12 Exciting Napa and Sonoma Cabernets for $50 or Less

New reviews of delectable Cabernet Sauvignon from both well-known and newer California …

Jun 14, 2021
Sonoma Winemaker Dies in Car Crash
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Sonoma Winemaker Dies in Car Crash

Gary Farrell enologist Mark Osborne was killed when he was hit by a truck while riding his …

May 26, 2021
Napa and Sonoma Open Up
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Napa and Sonoma Open Up

From the vineyards to the city streets, new tasting rooms, resorts and restaurants refresh …

Jun 30, 2021
The Impact of 2020’s Wildfires
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The Impact of 2020’s Wildfires

Months after the fires subsided, vintners are assessing how much fruit suffered smoke taint

Jun 30, 2021
12 Food-Friendly West Coast Rosés
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12 Food-Friendly West Coast Rosés

New reviews of quaffable and affordable blushes from California, Oregon and Washington, up …

May 24, 2021
Cannabis in Wine Country
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Cannabis in Wine Country

With the arrival of cannabis farms in premier California wine regions, some see opportunity…

Jun 30, 2021