It seemed like the entire wine and food world descended on downtown San Diego a few weeks ago, answering the call from the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival to come one, come all! It was a star-studded eight days of bayfront wine classes, celebrity restaurant chefs, a Sommcon convention at the Marriott Marina and a Grand Tasting extravaganza at Embarcadero Marina Park.
Now there’s a mouthful to love! For those who are new to these names in the wine and dine scene, Beni di Batasiolo is a leading winery located in the Piedmont district of Italy making lovely Gavi white wines and Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo reds. The Batasiolo sales team presented their new release lineup in San Diego recently, in the festive patio at Buona Forchetta Pizzeria, Ristorante and Wineria, at Liberty Station center.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am to let you in on the No. 1 wine of 2017 from the largest circulated wine journal in the world, Wine Spectator. Duckhorn Merlot 2014 ($98) from Three Palms Vineyard was perfect for two big reasons. It comes as Napa Valley is working hard to come back from the recent horrific fires that burned more than 240,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma, more than the size of Manhattan in New York City, with 42 deaths recorded.
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".