Recently I had two different waiters who struggled with, then broke, wine corks. What's the trick to opening a bottle with those waiter corkscrews? The classic sommelier's corkscrew, sometimes called a "waiter's friend," works well when used properly and has the advantage of easy portability. I keep one in my bicycle trunk bag, my check-in luggage, the glove compartment of my car and in my Jack Spade man purse (hey, you never know when wine will happen).
Perhaps you've heard. Vermouth is hot. For this we have a new school of bartending to thank. Mixologists have been scouring for more variety to take their Negronis and Manhattans to new heights. Or perhaps that should be old heights, because many non-mainstream vermouths have been around for a long time. Smaller, historic brands are surfacing in North America, in some cases for the first time. This one, from northern Italy's Piedmont region, is excellent.
What a gem for the money. This is a 50/50 red blend of syrah with grenache from the family behind Château de Beaucastel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape fame. Vinsobres ranks among the finer districts in the southern Rhône, where the Perrin family happens to farm a particularly good site for syrah. It's ripe and generously fruity yet bone-dry, with hints of smoky plum, blackberry, licorice, black olive and spice. The tannins are polished, adding just the right amount of grip and structure.
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".