I have three wines made from common garden vegetables on the go – carrot, beetroot and parsnip. I have high hopes for the carrot wine and none at all for the beetroot. I hate beetroot with a consuming passion, as do all right thinking people (Antonio Carluccio take note). However the wine has a remarkably beautiful colour and, as long as it doesn't taste remotely of that loathsome root, I may even try some.
Nature's long winter sleep has come to an end and the roadsides, if not the hedgerows, are greening splendidly. I have already enjoyed my first wild garlic dish of the year and was pleased to be served fresh pasta with cockles and creamy dollops of stinging nettle purée last week. For the wine-maker it is time to dust off the demi-johns, search out collecting baskets and start picking wild flowers.
Becoming a social media sensation was not what Walter Mehr had in mind when he attempted to rescue a 5-day-old calf trapped on a frozen pond last week on his Calloway County farm.All he wanted to do was save an animal. “Sure, there is the money aspect of it, but it’s a baby animal. It needs help. It’s just the natural thing of wanting to get it out of the situation,” Mehr said Tuesday, more than a week after his act was captured on video by his wife, Patty.
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".