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.

Williams Selyem Owners Sell Stake in Winery to Burgundy's Faiveley Family
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Williams Selyem Owners Sell Stake in Winery to Burgundy's Faiveley Family

Faiveley family’s minority stake positions them to potentially take over one of Sonoma's …

Jan 15, 2021
12 Diverse West Coast Chardonnays
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12 Diverse West Coast Chardonnays

New reviews of Chardonnays from California and Oregon, up to 92 points

Jan 11, 2021
16 Outstanding Wines to Explore in the New Year
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16 Outstanding Wines to Explore in the New Year

Expand your palate in 2021 with these new reviews of diverse wines from California, France, …

Dec 28, 2020
Exclusive: Heitz Cellar Owner and CEO Buy Stony Hill Vineyard
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Exclusive: Heitz Cellar Owner and CEO Buy Stony Hill Vineyard

Owner Gaylon Lawrence Jr. and CEO Carlton McCoy Jr. add another historic estate to their …

Dec 23, 2020
9 Napa and Sonoma Gems at 90+ Points
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9 Napa and Sonoma Gems at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding California Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and more

Dec 14, 2020
Newly Opened Restaurants Forge Ahead
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Newly Opened Restaurants Forge Ahead

Chefs rely on innovation and pluck to get exciting projects up and running during the …

Nov 30, 2020
9 Outstanding Napa Cabernet Values
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9 Outstanding Napa Cabernet Values

New reviews of California reds that show Napa's potential for making affordable Cabernet …

Nov 16, 2020
Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley
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Glass Fire Strikes Northern Napa Valley

The Glass Fires wreak havoc in northern Napa Valley and parts of Sonoma County

Nov 15, 2020
Move Over, Cabernet: Napa Winery Tries Out New, Disease-Resistant Grapes
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Move Over, Cabernet: Napa Winery Tries Out New, Disease-Resistant Grapes

Rutherford’s Whitehall Lane planted Camminare Noir and Paseante Noir to deal with the …

Nov 3, 2020

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