Raymond Blake is one of Ireland's leading wine writers. His enthusiasm for wine is boundless; as an independent voice his judgement is widely respected. As wine editor of Food & Wine Magazine, a position he has held since its launch in 1997, his travels take him to the far-flung corners of the wine world, though his spiritual home is Burgundy. He writes for numerous other publications and is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers. In 2006 he was inducted as a Chevalier du Tastevin in Burgundy.