Winery near Lompoc turns the tables on wine-tasting experience with museum-quality collection of Americana to add atmosphereEvery Babcock Winery & Vineyards varietal poured is well worth the taste. (Donna Polizzi photo)The cavernous Babcock Winery & Vineyards tasting room at 5175 E. Highway 246 near Lompoc offers something for just about all of your senses. (Donna Polizzi photo)While wine tasting recently with friends in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, I discovered a new favorite.
Dascomb Cellars, Lucas & Lewellen tasting rooms deliver much more than top-notch boutique wine samples, but leave room for pastriesExtravagant pastries can be found throughout Solvang. If you over-indulge, you can always hike off the calories at nearby Figueroa Mountain or Nojoqui Falls. (Donna Polizzi photo)Solvang is one of the most charming communities on the Central Coast, but locals love it as home to some of the world’s most extravagant pastries.
Arqui Trenado with his wife Crystal and their daughter, Isabella, in Miami’s Little Havana. (Trenado family photo)I recently stopped at a new coffee shop in Orcutt and was treated to not only a heartwarming and inspirational tale, but a quintessential American success story. Before I go on about the fabulous coffee, allow me to take a quick detour. The story starts years ago in Cuba, where 16-year-old Arqui Trenado embarked on what would become an exciting journey.
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".