Selecting a bottle of chardonnay is often an either-or proposition. On the one hand, you can choose a wine glittering with crisp fruit gleaned from stainless steel. On the other, you can lug a hefty, buttery oak-hewn chardonnay — the sort of wine that defined California white wine. Fortunately there are other options. Winemakers have been testing the bounds of chardonnay, trading between metal and wood, playing with the percentages of new and old oak or simply referring back to simpler times.
The vineyard clutching slopes near Blue Lakes is small and dedicated to a Spanish varietal. It was planted not as an afterthought, but to provide Iberian charm to the rugged landscape. The family produces just enough wine to satisfy the cravings of those who picked up a bottle and realized the candor of terroir and hands-on care within. Bottles of Tejada tempranillo do not remain on shelves for long. Indeed, there may be only a couple opportunities left to savor their 2009 vintage.
They feared it’s tannic talons would shear delicate palates. They cowered before its bellowing fruits. Although lured by the grape’s beckoning floral call, they soon found themselves lost in haunting backwoods. So instead of featuring the varietal, they tucked petit verdot away in red blends where its bold flavors and gripping tannins could improve more placid grapes. What French vintners of yore discovered was that cool, calm growing seasons anger petit verdot vines.
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".