As the wine industry has expanded and grown more competitive in recent decades, it has become widely believed that it’s advantageous for New World wine regions to have a signature grape. Examples abound, like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Argentine Malbec, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Oregon Pinot Noir. Most producers believe signature grapes help establish new markets. Though Pinot Noir is grown throughout Oregon, Willamette Valley wineries benefit most from its global success.
We’ve given you plenty of advice on how to purchase, cellar and preserve wine, but how can you determine a young wine’s ability to age? For most people, wine is consumed shortly after purchase. But suppose you find one that you really like, and you’d like to stockpile some bottles for the future. How can you tell a wine’s prime drinking window?
All too often, the language of wine generates frustration. Unpronounceable and untranslatable terms abound. But even the simplest words, like dry and sweet, can mislead a wine drinker. In fact, these two words are sometimes the most confusing. Wine starts out as grape juice with plenty of natural sugar, principally fructose and glucose. Fructose is sweeter, and typically ferments more slowly than glucose.
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".