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 California Pinot Noirs from the Grape's Top Regions
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9 California Pinot Noirs from the Grape's Top Regions

There's something for every budget in this selection of new reviews from Sonoma, Monterey, …

Oct 14, 2019
California Wineries Take Mid-Harvest Power Outages in Stride
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California Wineries Take Mid-Harvest Power Outages in Stride

The local utility has been cutting power to prevent wildfires, leaving millions in the …

Oct 11, 2019
San Francisco's Star-Powered Spin-Offs
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San Francisco's Star-Powered Spin-Offs

Three new restaurants from established chefs show a more casual side in the Bay Area.

Nov 15, 2019
10 California Whites Under $20
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10 California Whites Under $20

There's plenty of value and drink-now appeal to the Golden State's Chardonnays and …

Sep 30, 2019
9 Top-Rated Oregon Pinot Noirs for Fall
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9 Top-Rated Oregon Pinot Noirs for Fall

Only 90 points or higher for these newly reviewed reds from Willamette Valley

Sep 23, 2019
Rhys Vineyards Will Pay $3.76 Million for Watershed Damage
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Rhys Vineyards Will Pay $3.76 Million for Watershed Damage

Rhys Vineyards agrees to pay the state of California almost $4 million for watershed damage …

Oct 31, 2019
California Gold Country Getaway
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California Gold Country Getaway

The Sierra Foothills region offers myriad opportunities to taste local wines and take in …

Oct 15, 2019
California Pinot Noir’s Top <em>Terroirs</em>
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California Pinot Noir’s Top Terroirs

A guide to the regions producing the state's top bottlings of this in-demand red, from …

Oct 15, 2019
California’s Rhys Vineyards Agrees to Pay $3.76 Million for Damage to Mendocino Watershed
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California’s Rhys Vineyards Agrees to Pay $3.76 Million for Damage to Mendocino Watershed

State regulators say the winery, founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Kevin Harvey, …

Aug 6, 2019

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