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.

Jean-Georges to Open a Restaurant in New Midtown Manhattan Tower
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Jean-Georges to Open a Restaurant in New Midtown Manhattan Tower

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding to 425 Park Avenue next year, two Momofuku Ko …

Sep 8, 2022
15 Outstanding Labor Day Delights Up to 92 Points
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15 Outstanding Labor Day Delights Up to 92 Points

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

Aug 29, 2022
Joe Rochioli Jr., Russian River Valley's Pinot Pioneer, Dies at 88
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Joe Rochioli Jr., Russian River Valley's Pinot Pioneer, Dies at 88

Growing up on his family's Sonoma farm, the grapegrower and vintner saw potential in fine …

Aug 19, 2022
8 Tempting Argentine Values Up to 92 Points
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8 Tempting Argentine Values Up to 92 Points

Chardonnay and Malbec star in these new reviews of impressive Mendoza wines priced less …

Aug 18, 2022
José Andrés Brings Zaytinya to New York; Cyrus Returns to Sonoma in September
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José Andrés Brings Zaytinya to New York; Cyrus Returns to Sonoma in September

The famed chef has teamed up with the new Ritz-Carlton in the NoMad neighborhood, and …

Aug 11, 2022
Mitch Frank Named Senior Editor
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Mitch Frank Named Senior Editor

Plus, EPI group buys Chianti Classico's Isole & Olena and remembering California …

Sep 30, 2022
8 Stunning Napa Cabernets Up to 92 Points
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8 Stunning Napa Cabernets Up to 92 Points

Explore the wonders of Napa Valley’s signature grape with these new reviews of 2019 …

Aug 1, 2022
France's AXA Millésimes Buys Platt Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast Region
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France's AXA Millésimes Buys Platt Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast Region

The insurance company and global wine player expands into Sonoma with purchase of prized …

Jul 28, 2022
NoMad Hotel Space Revived as the Ned NoMad, with New Restaurants
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NoMad Hotel Space Revived as the Ned NoMad, with New Restaurants

The former home of Daniel Humm’s NoMad restaurant is now the New York outpost of a luxury …

Jul 28, 2022