winefiles.org uses MySQL searching, and its boolean
operators. These are ways to expand or refine your search.
Note that this help only applies to the basic search function. The
Full-featured Search does not provide boolean
The Default search is an implied 'or'. If you put 'port wine' in
you will get all the records that contain either the word 'port' or the
'wine.' As this is a database about wine, that is many thousands of
- To get only those records that contain both the words 'port' and
need to put a plus sign '+' in front of each word, like this: '+port
and this will bring back records that contain both the words, 'port'
- To get a phrase or group of words in exact order, put the words
double quotation marks, like "port wine" or "cabernet sauvignon".
will retrieve those records that contain what is between the double
marks literally exactly as it was typed.
- To exclude a word, use the minus sign '-' If you wanted all the
that contain the word port, but not the word wine, key in this: '+port
- To truncate a word, use the asterisk '*'
- port wine
Find articles that contain at least one of the two words.
- +port +wine
Find articles that contain both words.
- +port wine
Find articles that contain the word “port”, but rank articles
higher if they also contain “wine”.
- +pinot -chardonnay
Find articles that contain the word “pinot” but not
Find articles that contain words such as “ferment”,
“ferments”, “fermenting”, or
- "malolactic fermentation"
Find articles that contain the exact phrase “malolactic
fermentation” (for example, articles that contain “malolactic
fermentation” but not “malolactic special
fermentation”). Note that the double-quote (") characters
that surround the phrase are operator characters that limit the phrase
to exactly what was typed between the double quotes.
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Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian,
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