There’s a joke often told in wine circles that if you ask Rajat Parr if he’s had the ’89, the reply will be “1889 or 1989?” If you hear him speak about a wine or witness him blind-taste one, it’s tempting to assume he was born with a preternatural understanding of the beverage. But even legends have to start somewhere, and in Parr’s case, that was as a food runner at Drew Nieporent’s star chef-making San Francisco restaurant Rubicon.
Evan Lewandowski runs what’s arguably the most unconventional winemaking operation in the U.S. First, he crushes organically farmed grapes from Mendocino, California—fairly standard, but that’s just the start. He then transports the fermenting juice in a refrigerated truck to finish and mature the wine in a carpentry warehouse-turned-winery in Salt Lake City. Those bottles, under the Ruth Lewandowski label, have turned heads at natural wine fairs like RAW.
Jeff Porter began his career with the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group eight years ago as the wine director of Osteria Mozza, in Los Angeles. Now, as the group’s corporate beverage director, he oversees a $7 million inventory across 10 restaurants, 95 percent of which is Italian wine. To keep up with the latest vintages and producers in Italy, he travels there at least five times a year. We tapped him for his hit list of recommendations in Tuscany’s most famous city: Florence.
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".