SITE SEARCH TIPS
Not all of us are gifted in our thought
processes with the steely logic of Spock. Hopefully, the following
suggestions will allow you to go where no man has gone before. Prepare
to beam up ...
that appear so often on our pages that they will bloat any results.
Some examples: the,
winery, cellar, chateau, vine, vineyard.
Any search that includes the word wine,
for example, unless limited by a button (see next item), will return
more than 270 pages: every one on our site! Searching for a very general
term, therefore, will return many irrelevant results. Try searching
for unique names alone: use Simi,
USE the SEARCH BUTTONS
narrow your search to return only pages that contain every word
(by checking ALL) or specific phrases (by checking
EXACT). Notice that, unless one of these buttons is checked, relevant
results may be returned, even if each reference doesn't contain ALL
query terms. A search for Beaulieu
Vineyard will return dozens of results; with the EXACT
button checked, only those pages that refer to the winery will show;
a search for the word Beaulieu
alone will return extra pages not related to the winery.
Check the SPELLING.
It is always best to spell the search terms correctly. If you are
not certain how your term is spelled, however, make sure that the
Spelling? box is checked. Doing this will make the search
engine attempt to find words that sound similar to your search
terms. (One of the most common wine misspellings, by the way, is "Burgandy"--there
is no "a" in Burgundy!)
Use MULTIPLE Words
when performing your search. The search results will return more refined
results from several words than from a single word. For example, typing
return more relevant results than typing only Chardonnay.
Use Quotation Marks
to find words which must appear together and in the same order, for
Mountain Cabernet". Leaving
out the quotation marks, search results will include any occurances
of the word pride,
the word mountain,
and the word cabernet,
but not necessarily together or in that particular order. Each word
that's not contained within quotation marks means that word may appear
alone anywhere on the page, so you are apt to get misleading results.
CAPITALIZE Proper Nouns and
Titles. Lowercase words will match any case.
For example, typing experience
will return all pages containing the words experience,
However, typing Experience
will only show this Search Tips page and our Shopping Links page (because
these are the only pages on PfW where "experience" is capitalized).
IF you get bogus results or can't
find your answer, ASK US. We
love questions! Please use our Wine
Questions Form to ask ANY questions.
PfW is dedicated to increasing wine knowledge and we will be prompt
and courteous with our answers. At the same time, your questions help
us to know what articles and information need to be added to our web