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We chat with Ray about his food and wine experiences in Australia, which wine styles or varieties excited him and whether he has any advice for Australian wine producers.
In his role a Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine magazine, Ray oversees the magazine’s entire wine department, writes the monthly column 'Tasting Room' and directs all spirits coverage. 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 and CNBC.