In October 2017, British supermarket Waitrose launched a new range of half bottle, own-label wines in an attempt to lure mid-week diners away from the ubiquitous 750ml format. "We believe that growth is being driven by customers who want to enjoy a glass of wine or two but don't necessarily want to buy a full 750ml bottle. The new half bottles are designed to meet the needs of the midweek evening meal occasion and to provide customer choice," said Waitrose wine buyer James Bone.
The Middle East is perhaps not the most obvious choice for an ambitious sommelier looking for a captive audience to talk wine with, but Lindsay Trivers is not one to shy away from a challenge. Trivers is the director of The Tasting Class, a company offering private tastings to wine lovers living in the expat-rich city of Dubai. Started in 2014, The Tasting Class has gone from strength to strength, and Trivers has become one of the city's most widely respected wine professionals.
Auckland’s greatest wine list is in its death throes. Like many Aucklanders, I have been enthusiastically partaking of the ambiance and revelry at Golden Dawn for the last seven years. I have also been a long-time fan of its magnificent wine list, discovered with great glee when I returned from the vinous abundance of Europe. I learned of its passing from a text message from a friend that simply said “Golden Dawn!” (which, incidentally, is also how I learned of Whitney Houston’s death).
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".