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.

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
12 Pinot Noirs to Explore California
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12 Pinot Noirs to Explore California

New reviews of Golden State Pinot Noirs from Sonoma, Napa, Santa Barbara and beyond, up to …

Nov 2, 2020
Opening Night During a Pandemic
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Opening Night During a Pandemic

At a time when the hospitality industry is facing an unprecedented crisis, some restaurateu…

Oct 20, 2020
Modern Craftsman
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Modern Craftsman

Dan Petroski works to revitalize Napa's Larkmead and refine his own Massican label

Oct 31, 2020
13 Diverse Sonoma Values for $40 or Less
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13 Diverse Sonoma Values for $40 or Less

New reviews of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Russian River Valley, …

Oct 19, 2020
A Vintage Lost?
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A Vintage Lost?

As the Glass fire moves away, Napa and Sonoma winemakers are assessing damage to grapes and …

Oct 8, 2020
Second Acts
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Second Acts

Five new ventures from established winemakers

Oct 15, 2020

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