Now is the time to shop online and order something special for the wine aficionado. Wine books, decanters, wine glasses, and cork pullers will make your wine-lover relative or friend very happy. Wine gadgets are always fun. I just received a fantastic coffee table book to review, “The Winemakers of Paso Robles.” I love the Paso Robles wine country as well as photography. This book written by Paul Hodgins tells the story of 50 winemakers in Paso Robles.
Calistoga is the northern-most town in the Napa Valley. It is a lovely and historic spot, famous for its hot springs and mud baths. Calistoga life runs at a much slower pace than the rest of the valley. The best Calistoga lodging varies from the very plush Solage Calistoga to the reasonably-priced Best Western Stevenson Manor. Although there aren't as many restaurants here as in the towns of St. Helena, Yountville, or Napa, you are sure to find many good choices that will meet your needs.
Most of us procrastinate and shop for the things we need for Thanksgiving and Holiday parties at the last minute. For that reason, I am offering suggestions for excellent wines at value prices for various food stores you are likely to be shopping at for your Thanksgiving feast and Holiday meals. For white wines, I say forget the most popular and traditional white variety, Chardonnay.
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".