2018 Talent

Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor at Food & Wine Magazine

Ray Isle is executive wine editor of Food & Wine, the sophisticated trend-spotting and talent-seeking epicurean brand. In addition to overseeing the magazine’s wine department, Ray writes the monthly column Wine Talk 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 for a James Beard Award, the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in the U.S. Ray regularly conducts wine-tasting seminars at epicurean events throughout the country and abroad and appears as a wine and spirits expert on national television, including NBC’s Today, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg TV and CNBC.