There’s a time and a place for esoteric wine gifts, but Christmas is not it, says Justerini & Brooks MD Chadwick Delaney. “At this time of year people tend to fall back on the kind of thing everyone knows – bordeaux, burgundy, champagne, port. Things they can be pretty sure the recipient will recognise and understand the value of.” The big change of the past few years has not been in the wines so much, he continues, but in the way people are choosing to give them.
From Edinburgh to Exeter, hordes of bartenders have been roaming the land in search of guest spots where they can show off their skills. In part one of two, Alice Lascelles looks at what makes a successful bar takeoverTakeovers have been the talk of the town this year, as bars from Manhattan to Shanghai throw open their doors to welcome roving bar talent.
What does a gentleman keep in his inside breast pocket? If you’re Olivier Krug, sixth generation director of Krug Champagne, the answer is a Berluti wallet containing a well-thumbed passport and a piece of paper detailing the formula of every Krug Grande Cuvée for the past 20 years. This little aide-memoire is necessary because Krug Grande Cuvée is one of the most complex, mercurial, multi-vintage champagnes (call it “non-vintage” at your peril) on the market.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".