Aaron Romano

Aaron Romano

Associate Editor, Napa
Argentina, Chile

About

Aaron Romano joined Wine Spectator’s Napa tasting department in 2012 and was promoted to associate tasting coordinator in 2017, then associate editor in 2020. He became lead taster for the wines of Argentina and Chile in 2022.

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.

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Top 10 Values of 2022

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10 Stylish Sonoma Wines Up to 92 Points

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12 Value Wines for the Holidays at 90+ Points
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