Rosemary and I recently spent a few days in our capital city and explored some of the great bars and cigar shops during our visit. It is a great city for both of these pleasures. We stayed at the Mayflower Hotel and after checking into our room, we grabbed a quick lunch at the Edgar restaurant and started our day of exploring. The first stop was at Casa de Montecristo by JR Cigars just around the corner from the Mayflower at 1730 L Street NW.
It’s always exciting being involved in major whiskey events, especially when you get to see them grow and change from year to year. I was a speaker at the inaugural New Orleans Bourbon Festival last year and I was invited back again this year to speak again. This festival was very well put together – a lot of thought and research went into its design, and it shows in the end product. But what makes me the happiest about this festival is the eagerness of attendees to get a serious bourbon education.
In today’s digital age, it is growing more difficult to draw the line between work life and home life. Most professionals have online access to their work when at home, and many even have their work emails routed directly to their phones. In fact, 40 percent of professionals believe it is OK to answer an urgent work email at the dinner table.
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".