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The Urbanite (online)

Posted February 15, 2015 | 11:48 pm, by Mirella

Taking a cue from our Ask a Brewer column, where local brewers provide readers with an insightful and informative lens into the brewing industry, we’ve decided to talk to Canada’s only Master Cicerone, Mirella Amato…

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Publisher’s Weekly (Online)

Posted May 8, 2014 | 11:56 pm, by Mirella

Whether she’s appearing on TV to talk about beer or offering tasting and consultation services through her company, Beerology, Mirella Amato is a beer-world star—one of only seven people on the globe (and the first person outside the U.S.) to earn the title of Master Cicerone…

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NOW Magazine

Posted July 11, 2013 | 1:34 pm, by Mirella

Canada’s first and only master cicerone – the most prestigious global certification of beer knowledge – Mirella Amato is Toronto’s own guru of brew. She founded Beerology.ca in 2007, a site that guides the curious via seminars, tasting series and food pairings, and plans to add a book to her resumé in 2014…

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How to become a Certified Cicerone

Posted June 10, 2013 | 10:30 am, by Mirella

Two to three times a month, I’m contacted by someone who is looking for advice on how to become a Certified Cicerone®. Having fielded this question a number of times, I thought I’d take a moment to collect my thoughts in a blog post… In the spirit of full disclosure: as of May, I am working as an independent contractor for the Cicerone® Certification Program. Having said this, as I outlined above, that’s not what has motivated this post. So, […]

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Beerology in the News

Posted May 7, 2013 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

It’s been an exciting few months since I achieved my Master CiceroneTM certification, in December, becoming the first Master CiceroneTM in Canada. I’ve been delighted to see the attention that this certification has received across a range of different media outlets and publications. I am particularly happy to note that publications outside of the beer sphere have picked up the story and am quite hopeful that these articles will reach a broader audience, exposing new people to the idea of beer appreciation. […]

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TAPS Magazine

Posted May 1, 2013 | 7:43 pm, by Mirella

It is official. The first Canadian Master Cicerone was anointed in late 2012, and it is Toronto-area beer consultant and writer Mirella Amato. The beer business is notoriously dominated by men, so it is refreshing to see a woman succeed at the highest level…

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Canadian Living

Posted May 1, 2013 | 3:43 pm, by Mirella

Meet Mirella Amato, North America’s first female – and Canada’s only – Master Cicerone, a certified beer expert who has passed a rigorous set of written, oral and tasting exams. We asked her our burning beer questions…

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Büze

Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:10 pm, by Mirella

…To become a Master Cicerone (a professional certification for the highest level of beer knowledge), candidates must achieve at least 85% in two intensive days of testing: 10 hours of written questions, two hours of oral exams and two hours of beer testing and evaluation!…

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The Grid

Posted February 1, 2013 | 12:00 am, by Mirella

Mirella Amato—Canada’s only Master Cicerone (master beer sommelier)—regularly runs guided beer tastings. She also advises restaurants, bars, and brewpubs on beer varieties, brands, and pairings. Amato gave us the lowdown on tarting up your favourite chips with some classy brew…

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Restaurant News

Posted January 23, 2013 | 9:49 pm, by Mirella

…Mirella Amato was named Canada’s first ever master cicerone, after completing the Cicerone Certification program, a feat only six people have accomplished, according to a Dec. 12 release from the Craft Beer Institute of Chicago. After a series of written and oral exams, Amato proved her expertise…

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