Waitrose Côtes du Rhône Villages, France 2015 (£6.99) The number of vegans in the UK is now at half a million and counting, with many more – your correspondent included – dabbling with no meat-or-dairy life in a flexitarian way for at least part of the week. For newcomers to this lifestyle it can come as a surprise to learn that you have to be careful with your wine: many producers use animal products, such as milk protein, fish bladder, gelatin and egg whites to take out haze-causing particles.
Domaine des Trinités L’Etranger 2015 (from £14.50, Lea & Sandeman) Unlike makers of recipe-based drinks such as gin or beer, wine producers can’t simply change what they do overnight. They only get one crop a year. And if they plant a different grape variety – always assuming the local climate (or wine law) allows them to – the vine takes years to bear a quality crop.
Aldi Lot Series Prosecco Superiore, Italy 2016 (£9) New Year’s Eve used to be one of the rare occasions when the British drank sparkling wine en masse. After a remarkable five years during which our fizz consumption has grown by 76%, that’s no longer the case; a lot of people drink it all year round now.
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".