Originally from California, Scruggs entered the wine business on a lark. On the verge of becoming a firefighter, a friend helped her land a position at Constellation Brands in 2013 as a bulk shipping coordinator. She then worked for growers in Washington, Italy, Southern France and Texas. She recently left her position as assistant winemaker La Garagista Farm & Winery in Vermont to become vineyard manager of Ellison Estate Vineyard and owner/winegrower of ZAFA Wines.
Numerous arguments advocate the greater use of kegged wines. From cost and consistency to sustainability and value, the case for wine on tap seems logical. But there are obstacles to the category’s growth. Is it the future of wine drinking? Yes and no. While kegs are traditionally associated with beer, Americans started to put wine in stainless steel cylinders as long as 30 years ago, says Bruce Schneider, co-founder of Gotham Project and a pioneer of the tap-wine industry.
As a child in Ohio, I adored the story of Annie Oakley. She fled poverty in the “heart of it all” through her talent for sharpshooting to achieve stardom in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, an otherwise male-dominated profession. As I matured into a teen, my admiration fell on Amelia Earhart, the brave intrepid pilot, lost at sea, who embodied my newly contracted wanderlust. Nowadays, I’ve focused my lens on women of the vine.
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".