Wine is more than a delicious drink that enhances our mood, improves the dining experience (from pizza and burgers to venison and lobster) and helps artists to find their muse; wine can be an important economic engine. A recent study about Sonoma winegrowers and wineries determined that they add more than $13.4 billion to the local economy based on 2012 figures.
For those of us who are not geographically savvy, it might be useful to know that the 244 towns that are part of Southwest France (Aquitaine region) include: • Armagnac (Like cognac, distilled from white wine grapes, distilled, aged in black oak casks) • Biarritz (Think Napoleon III and Bridgette Bardot on holiday Sud Quest records 300+ grape varieties (120 are indigenous) that are responsible for producing the aromatic wines that range from dry whites and fruity/full bodied reds, to floral...
Located in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur on the St. Tropez peninsula, the French Chateau de Chausse recently introduced its wine to New York wine writers, buyers and collectors. Wine has been made in Provence for more than 2600 years and is the oldest wine-producing region in France. Vines need a minimum of 1400 hours of sunshine (degree days) to produce ripe fruit; Provence has an average of 2500-3000 hours per year.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".