Ray Isle is executive wine editor of FOOD & WINE. In addition to overseeing FOOD & WINE’s wine department, Ray writes the monthly column Wine Talk, blogs regularly online, and oversees all wine, beer and spirits coverage. He was promoted from wine editor in 2010, and previously served as deputy wine editor and senior editor.
Prior to joining FOOD & WINE in 2005, Ray was managing editor of Wine & Spirits. He has also worked in sales and marketing for a wine importer, and taught fiction writing at Stanford University.
Ray’s articles about wine, food, and spirits have appeared in a wide range of publications including Wine & Spirits,The Washington Post, Martha Stewart Living and Gastronomica. He has been nominated twice for a James Beard Award and has won the IACP Bert Greene award for culinary writing about beverages. Ray regularly conducts wine-tasting seminars at epicurean events throughout the country and abroad, appears as a wine and spirits expert on national television, including NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg TV and CNBC, and was the co-host with Stanley Tucci of the PBS program Vine Talk.