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.

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
Firefighters Push Back Kincade Fire and Sonoma Vintners Begin to Return Home
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Firefighters Push Back Kincade Fire and Sonoma Vintners Begin to Return Home

Improved weather has wine country evacuees hoping they can get back to the 2019 vintage

Oct 30, 2019
Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Historic Napa Vineyard
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Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Historic Napa Vineyard

Gaylon Lawrence Jr. plans new winery rollout with Coombsville vineyard purchase.

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
Sonoma’s Soda Rock and Field Stone Wineries Burned by Kincade Fire
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Sonoma’s Soda Rock and Field Stone Wineries Burned by Kincade Fire

The wildfire has claimed more than 66,000 acres of Sonoma County wine country

Oct 27, 2019
Wineries Shuttered, Vintners Worried by Sonoma Wildfire
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Wineries Shuttered, Vintners Worried by Sonoma Wildfire

Weakened winds are keeping the Kincade wildfire in sparsely populated hillsides, but …

Oct 25, 2019
Wine Scam Targets Business Elite
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Wine Scam Targets Business Elite

A host of wealthy clients are accusing the International Business & Wine Society of …

Nov 30, 2019
9 West Coast Red Blends for Sweater Weather
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9 West Coast Red Blends for Sweater Weather

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and more newly reviewed wines from California and …

Oct 7, 2019
Exclusive: Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Napa Valley's Haynes Vineyard
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Exclusive: Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Napa Valley's Haynes Vineyard

Businessman Gaylon Lawrence Jr. will launch a new winery focused on small-lot Pinot Noir …

Sep 24, 2019

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