CALVADOS is a beautiful and unique spirit, and it is all too often added to the dish during cooking as opposed to being enjoyed in a wee glass while cooking. It is, in fact, one of the unsung heroes of the spirit world. Essentially it is a brandy distilled from cider made from apples and pears grown in Normandy, France. The juice is fermented into a dry cider before being distilled into eau de vie.
I LOVE French wine, particularly the whites of Burgundy and the Loire. You could arguably say that I mention them too often in my articles and in the tastings that we host in our lovely basement on Bath Street. However, when faced with squid on the menu, the wines that sit best with the grub are those of Chablis and Pouilly Fumé. The commonality between the two distinct styles is the soil, which (in the best vineyards) is Kimmeridgian marl.
WOW, lobster macaroni … what a great idea! Lobster demands a fine and full-bodied white wine at the best of times, but if you’re adding cheese and macaroni, you have to go to Burgundy. Very few whites will stand up to such a rich and flavoursome dish, but a good Burgundy will deliver every time. You could arguably head to Puligny-Montrachet for the enhanced acidity which would cut through the cheese element in the dish, but my preference would be for the extra richness of a good Meursault.
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
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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".