Augustus Weed

Augustus Weed

Tasting Coordinator, Napa

About

Augustus Weed joined Wine Spectator’s Napa tasting department in 2006 and was promoted to tasting coordinator in 2013.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Weed spent many weekends at his family’s vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma, exploring the local wine scene and helping his parents make homemade wine. He studied English and comparative literature at Occidental College in Los Angeles and, after graduating, helped manage a pair of wine shops in Berkeley, before joining Wine Spectator.

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13 Exciting California Values for $25 or Less

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more from Napa, Mendocino, …

Nov 9, 2020
Charity Wine Auctions Find Success with Virtual Events
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Charity Wine Auctions Find Success with Virtual Events

In spite of the pandemic, charity auctions still found away to serve the needy by going …

Nov 15, 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
Wildfires, Smoke, and the 2020 Vintage
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Wildfires, Smoke, and the 2020 Vintage

Blazes have left smoke hanging over California and Oregon wine regions for weeks, and some …

Oct 31, 2020
Napa's Winemakers Discover Scorched Vines and Close Calls
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Napa's Winemakers Discover Scorched Vines and Close Calls

Some vintners in Calistoga, Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain have been able to inspect …

Oct 2, 2020
Canned Wine Sales Boom
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Canned Wine Sales Boom

Familiar names and new faces are diving into the soon-to-be $200 million market for wine in …

Oct 15, 2020
A Trail of Charred Vines and Broken Dreams: Napa Vintners Assess Damage as Glass Fire Continues to Threaten Wineries
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A Trail of Charred Vines and Broken Dreams: Napa Vintners Assess Damage as Glass Fire Continues to Threaten Wineries

The danger remains high in the northern valley as firefighters try to begin to contain the …

Sep 30, 2020
Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises $1.17 Million with Online Bidding
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Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises $1.17 Million with Online Bidding

The wine country charity auction forged ahead with a virtual event, auctioning exclusive …

Sep 23, 2020
How Will Weeks of Wildfire Smoke on the West Coast Impact the 2020 Vintage?
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How Will Weeks of Wildfire Smoke on the West Coast Impact the 2020 Vintage?

Blazes have left smoke hanging over the region for weeks, and some vintners worry it could …

Sep 16, 2020

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