Just when it looked like things were settling down on the local craft-beer scene post-Flatlander’s Beer Festival, a whole bunch of new brews and brew news dropped... But before getting back into the beer stuff, there are a couple of quick local wine-related congrats to dole out. First, Domer Rafael of the Manitoba Club took top prize in Manitoba’s Best Sommelier competition last week, held at Banville & Jones.
After a monster month of tasting hundreds of Canadian wines at the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada in June, I’ve been taking it easy on the fermented grape-based beverages. And with summer weather finally here, I’ve been leaning more on beer and cider when I want an adult beverage. In fact, cider was one of the more compelling categories I tasted at last month’s competition.
Ask 10 people where to get the best Caesar in town and you’re just as likely to get 10 different answers as you are 10 people saying "mine is best." More than almost any other cocktail, this decidedly Canadian cocktail — whether it was actually created in Canada is still up for debate, but we’ve certainly adopted it as our own — is truly a matter of taste. Because there’s no one definitive Caesar recipe, it’s a drink that can truly be tailored to individual tastes.
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".