You can’t get too far on $15 these days—a soda and sandwich, maybe, or a movie ticket for one (hold the popcorn). But $15 can still get you a nice bottle of red, white, rosé or even sparkling wine. The price-quality ratio of wine is particularly high at the moment. If you know where to look, you can find plenty of good $15 bottles from regions all over the world. It might mean exploring a grape or a style of wine you’ve never tasted before (sparkling rosé from South Africa?
How do you become a wine merchant’s favorite customer, rate personal service and perhaps even receive an email when your favorite wine goes on sale? It seems pretty obvious: Visit the store often, get to know the sales staff and generally show your support. But what about the customer faux pas that might put a wine merchant off? In search of insight and a few good stories (of course), I asked retailers what they wish customers wouldn’t do while shopping in their stores.
Red blends have been sought-after wines for years. And white blends? Not so much. While red blends accounted for just over $1.8 billion in U.S. retail sales this past year, sales of white blends didn’t quite reach $330 million. Why such disparity between the two types? Charlie Wagner, director of winemaking at Conundrum Wines in Monterey County, Calif., believes that consumers think of white wines in terms of single grape...
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".