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.

SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19: U.S. Wineries Reopen ... Slowly
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SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19: U.S. Wineries Reopen ... Slowly

Wineries across the country closed in response to COVID-19, but as the economic toll of the …

Aug 31, 2020
12 U.S. Value Wines in Red, White and Rosé
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12 U.S. Value Wines in Red, White and Rosé

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and more from Napa, Sonoma, …

Jun 29, 2020
California Gives Napa Wineries a Green Light to Reopen
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California Gives Napa Wineries a Green Light to Reopen

State leaders offer new guidelines allowing all wineries to open tasting rooms

Jun 8, 2020
8 Outstanding Sonoma Pinot Noirs
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8 Outstanding Sonoma Pinot Noirs

New reviews of Pinot Noirs from Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley, all earning 90 …

Jun 1, 2020
Andy Beckstoffer: An Eye to the Past and the Future of Napa Valley
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Andy Beckstoffer: An Eye to the Past and the Future of Napa Valley

The California grapegrower dishes on the evolution of Napa Valley, including his stewardshi…

May 29, 2020
New Short Film: Man Leaves Rat Race to Become Monastic Burgundy Winemaker
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New Short Film: Man Leaves Rat Race to Become Monastic Burgundy Winemaker

Plus, an Oregon winery makes a reopening music video and Jordan winery bakes TP-garnished …

May 28, 2020
Across California, Wineries Are Reopening … Sort Of
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Across California, Wineries Are Reopening … Sort Of

Several counties, including Sonoma and Santa Barbara, are allowing wineries to serve wine …

May 27, 2020
Oregon Wineries Open Doors
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Oregon Wineries Open Doors

In recent days, several tasting rooms have reopened with new safety measures in place, but …

May 19, 2020
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Sonoma: Where to Eat

Editors recommend the best restaurants for visitors in Sonoma County, ranging from …

Jun 30, 2020

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