2018 Talent

Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine

Ray Isle is the Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine, where he oversees wine coverage for the magazine, and writes the monthly “Wine Flight” and “Bottle Service” columns along with regular magazine and online features on wine, spirits, and wine-and-food-pairing subjects. His articles have appeared in a wide range of national publications, he has been nominated twice for a James Beard Award, and has twice won the IACP Award for Narrative Beverage Writing. He speaks regularly on wine at live events and is a frequent guest on national media, appearing on programs such as Today, CNBC’s On the Money & Squawk Box, and American Public Media’s “Splendid Table,” among others. Follow his wine exploits on Twitter @islewine and on Instagram @rayisle.