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Canadian Business

Posted March 12, 2013 | 1:22 pm, by Mirella

Given that tea is now curated, tequila comes in tasting flights, “master chocolatier” is a bona fide career path and fromagers have their own newspaper columns, the idea of a beer “sommelier” hardly seems absurd. It might even seem a little overdue…

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The first Canadian Master Cicerone

Posted December 7, 2012 | 9:00 am, by Mirella

I am delighted to announce that I just became the first (and, for the time being, the only) Master CiceroneTM in Canada. I am one of only six people in North America to have earned this certification. I completed the Master CiceroneTM certification in Los Angeles this past October. It involved a series of exams that took place over the course of two days and included some intense taste testing as well as written and oral questioning about beer styles, draft systems, […]

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Globe and Mail

Posted March 16, 2012 | 3:12 pm, by Mirella

There are only eight certified beer sommeliers in Canada and all of them are male – save one. A makeup artist before she became a cicerone, as her profession is called, Mirella Amato admits she’s an anomaly. “Although there are definitely a lot more women in the local beer industry than when I started…

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Best Health – Online

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:20 pm, by nadine

…“There’s a strong association between beer and the beer belly, so people automatically assume that beer is fattening or unhealthy,” says beer sommelier Mirella Amato, who specializes in the selection and service of ales. “But that’s just not true.” Shocking, isn’t it? But consider this…

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Canadian Press

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:15 pm, by nadine

Canada lost a budding opera singer when Mirella Amato switched careers to become a beer sommelier. Four years ago, while living in Naples, Italy, the Toronto soprano had to make a choice between spending all her time overseas performing or returning to Canada…

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