Civilizations have clashed over the jewel in the Mediterranean basin, Sicily, for millennia. Sicily’s strategic positioning and agricultural might has allured green-eyed governments to step foot on the island, leaving an indelible mark on a people's history. [The image is a snippet of Ebstorf Map, a famous medieval map, depicting Sicily as a heart]In terms of wine, there is evidence of viticulture going back the ninth century BC.
Damanio and Letizia Ciolli are wine growers in southern Lazio, in an ancient town 35 miles east of Rome called Olevano Romano, and wake up everyday in the vineyard of their dream -- but only after a lot of hard work. In 2001, they inherited their family’s inconspicuous bulk wine that was being joyfully consumed by the locals. As fate would have it, that same year a destructive hail storm was the turning point.
Sooner or later, you are going to have to spit. Eventually, you will find yourself at a wine tasting event where everyone is spitting and that is the expectation. It would be unmanageable to do the opposite – swallow. Tastings can easily include 40 wines, and at 2 oz. a pour that would mean drinking 1.5 bottles per hour and ensuing blackout. Now you may think that you can hold your alcohol, but spitting goes far beyond intoxication and silly puns. The point of spitting is to maximize perception.
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".