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.

Elizabeth Banks Pairs Wine with … Live Snakes?
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Elizabeth Banks Pairs Wine with … Live Snakes?

Canned wine brand Archer Roose continues to reimagine marketing with a short-lived reptile …

Jun 30, 2022
12 Golden State Values Up to 92 Points
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12 Golden State Values Up to 92 Points

New reviews of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and more from Napa, Sonoma and beyond, all …

May 23, 2022
9 California Chardonnay Values at 90+ Points
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9 California Chardonnay Values at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding-rated whites from Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and beyond, all …

May 9, 2022
10 Striking California Zinfandels at 90+ Points
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10 Striking California Zinfandels at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding-rated reds from Napa Valley and Sonoma, most from the 2019 …

May 2, 2022
Napa’s Shafer Vineyards Sold
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Napa’s Shafer Vineyards Sold

South Korea–based Shingsegae Property acquires the iconic Cabernet winery

May 31, 2022
7 Winning Argentine Reds Up to 91 Points
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7 Winning Argentine Reds Up to 91 Points

Mendoza's bounty is on display in these new reviews of Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignons and …

Apr 28, 2022
Late-Spring Frost Imperils Oregon and California Vineyards
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Late-Spring Frost Imperils Oregon and California Vineyards

The extent of damage to vineyards and the 2022 crop in Willamette Valley, Lodi and the …

Apr 27, 2022
Talking with Wine Climatologist Gregory Jones
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Talking with Wine Climatologist Gregory Jones

The renowned atmospheric scientist, also an Oregon winery owner, discusses the past, …

Apr 22, 2022
DuMol Owners Open Environment-Focused Little Saint Restaurant in Sonoma County
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DuMol Owners Open Environment-Focused Little Saint Restaurant in Sonoma County

Operated by the owners of Grand Award winner SingleThread Farms, the new Healdsburg …

Apr 21, 2022