Ray Isle

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Ray Isle is the wine & spirits editor for Travel + Leisure and the executive wine editor for Food & Wine. He's published dozens of stories about wine, spirits, beer, cocktails, travel, food, and pretty much everything else over the past 15 years for both brands — at least 100, probably more.

• More than two decades of experience writing about wine
• Regular speaker at wine events around the country and internationally
• Appears frequently on national media such as Today, Squawk Box, All Things Considered, The View, Splendid Table, and many others.
• Nominated for a James Beard Award in beverage writing three times.
• Four-time winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals award in narrative beverage writing
• Twice a winner of the NATJA gold award for travel writing
• Published in the “Best American Food Writing” series
• Writes regular features for Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine
• Writes F&W's monthly "What to Drink Next" column
• Oversees all wine coverage for Food & Wine
• His book, "Real Wine," is forthcoming from Scribner's in 2023

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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