Ray Isle

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Title: Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine

Location: New York City

-BA, Rice University
-MA, Boston University
-Stegner Fellow in Writing, Stanford University

Expertise: wine, spirits, cocktails, travel.

Ray Isle is one of the wine world's foremost writers and speakers. He has been writing about wine, spirits, and cocktails for 20 years, regularly appears on national television and in other media, and speaks at wine and food events around the globe.

Experience: Ray Isle is the executive wine editor at Food & Wine, and the wine and spirits editor for Travel + Leisure. He writes Food & Wine's monthly "Bottle Service" column, and contributes regular print and online features about wine, spirits, and wine-related travel to both brands. His articles have also appeared in Departures, The Washington Post, Time, and more. Ray has been nominated three times for the James Beard Award in beverage writing and is a two-time winner of the IACP Award for Narrative Beverage Writing. His book The World in a Wineglass: The Insiders’ Guide to Artisanal, Sustainable, Extraordinary Wines to Drink Now will be published by Scribner Books in November 2023.

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