Special Guest Speaker

Ray Isle

Ray Isle is one of the wine world's foremost writers and speakers. He 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.