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The Star

Posted October 30, 2013 | 11:13 pm, by Mirella

International beer expert Mirella Amato will attend this year’s ScienceTeller Festival in Dunedin. Ms Amato is one of seven Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. She has sat on the jury for numerous global brewing awards, including the prestigious World Beer Cup…

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Otago Daily Times

Posted October 15, 2013 | 2:11 pm, by Mirella

Beer appreciation specialist Canadian Mirella Amato will discuss one of her favourite topics at a science communication festival in Dunedin later this month. Ms Amato, of Toronto, will talk about the science of beer during the three-day ScienceTeller Festival, which runs from October 25-27…

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QUENCH (online)

Posted September 20, 2013 | 3:59 pm, by Mirella

Mirella Amato has been a beer aficionado since her first taste, and always wondered why people typically don’t show beer the same level of interest and dedication that wine tends to get. In 2006, she decided to change that unfortunate state of affairs…

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TAPS The Beer Magazine

Posted September 3, 2013 | 9:37 pm, by Mirella

…For me in Canada my presence has been greeted with enthusiasm, openness and curiosity… they are excited to see more women getting involved. We are speaking the same language really, but for me I didn’t do it out of rebellion, I just want to promote beer appreciation…

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LCBO Beer World

Posted August 15, 2013 | 3:14 pm, by Mirella

ALWAYS USE A GLASS It doesn’t get more important than this. Sipping from a glass gives you the chance to enjoy the beer’s aromas and colour, which are all part of the experience. Drinking from a bottle is a blueprint for bloating…

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LCBO Beer World

Posted August 15, 2013 | 3:12 pm, by Mirella

…For a typical one-hour tasting, Mirella recommends sampling five to seven brands. “Pour three to four ounces each so people can take a few sips and wrap their head around the flavours.” Make sure everyone has a safe way home: those ounces can add up, especially if you throw a few 8% beers in the mix…

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Antidote Magazine (online)

Posted July 18, 2013 | 3:44 pm, by Mirella

…There is nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold beer. Toronto-based beer specialist, Mirella Amato, couldn’t agree more. “When the weather gets really warm, all I want is something refreshing, bubbly and crisp…

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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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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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