This week I found out some amazing news: I’m a finalist in the Millésima Blog Awards 2018 contest. The article I wrote, Fascinating Smith-Madrone: The People, The Place, the Wines, is honored as one of three contenders in the Wine Travel Award – United States category. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to be a finalist…but I need your vote to win the Grand Prize, a trip to Bordeaux in early April. Bordeaux! I’ve never visited and would love to have this opportunity!
The first time I visited Kunde Family Winery was in 2012. I was impressed with the beautiful property, family history, wines, and Winemaker Zachary Long who was hired in 2011 to help revise the winemaking program. Since that initial visit, I have been a fervent aficionado of wines from this Sonoma winery gem and make a point to locate a few bottles whenever I host a dinner party or expect a few friends to drop by.
Of course, we all know where the Médoc is located – in the iconic French region of Bordeaux. Until recently, though, I was unaware of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, an area with a rich history, diverse terroir, and surprisingly affordable, consistently delicious wines. I was fortunate to be invited to participate in a live twitter chat with noted wine educator, Wendy Narby, five representatives from Crus Bourgeois du Médoc and twenty journalists and bloggers.
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".