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 Wines for the Thanksgiving Table at 90+ Points
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9 California Wines for the Thanksgiving Table at 90+ Points

New reviews of Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more

Nov 25, 2019
Fires Return But Sonoma Averts Crisis
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Fires Return But Sonoma Averts Crisis

Sonoma vintners weathered another challenging fire season in 2019, but the community's …

Dec 31, 2019
Can Cannabis and Wine Coexist?
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Can Cannabis and Wine Coexist?

As California’s cannabis industry matures, development in winegrowing areas sparks conflict …

Nov 22, 2019
'Top Chef' Alums Reunite for Kosta Browne Cook-Off
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'Top Chef' Alums Reunite for Kosta Browne Cook-Off

Six contestants from season 16 packed into the winery's kitchen to create a heady feast for …

Nov 21, 2019
Sonoma Wine Country Regains Its Footing
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Sonoma Wine Country Regains Its Footing

With the Kincade fire contained, wineries and restaurants reopen their doors to returning …

Nov 7, 2019
Baja's Boom
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Baja's Boom

Against the odds, the Mexican wine industry is thriving

Dec 15, 2019
Huneeus Sent to Prison in College Scam
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Huneeus Sent to Prison in College Scam

The former CEO of Napa's Huneeus Vintners was sentenced to five months in prison for his …

Dec 15, 2019
Vintner Without Borders
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Vintner Without Borders

In California, Oregon and now Argentina, Dr. Madaiah Revana pursues terroir wines

Dec 15, 2019
Firefighters Battle Sonoma Blaze While Wineries Wonder and Worry
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Firefighters Battle Sonoma Blaze While Wineries Wonder and Worry

With evacuation orders in effect, some vintners know their properties survived, while …

Oct 28, 2019

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