The judges were intently examining, swirling, tasting and spitting dozens of wines in the inaugural Wine is Wisconsin competition, held at Babcock Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The judging — and I was one of the judges for the final rounds — took place Aug. 7 with 93 entries from 20 state wineries. The tippy-top award for Best Wine of Wisconsin went to Door 44 Winery’s 2015 Sparkler, a semi-sweet, Prosecco-style pink made with La Crescent, Louise Swenson and Marechal Foch grapes.
Summer is buzzing along too quickly. But there’s still time to put together a little party — a pollinator party — to celebrate the butterflies, birds, bats and most especially the bees and other insects responsible for a good portion of what we eat. It could be lunch for the kids or a family dinner, but in either instance, the idea is to highlight foods that count on fauna for the flower-to-flower pollen transfer.
During an end-of-June walk through the community garden space that Aromatic Acres calls home, rows of herbs, flowers and vegetables were showing promise. And some of the plants, like sharp-tasting radish seed pods, were ready to be harvested. “Try this,” said Joseph Ledger, offering a few beanlike pods.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".