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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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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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Micro-Maltsters

Posted April 8, 2013 | 10:35 am, by Mirella

It’s no secret that the province of Québec has a thriving brewing scene. With the craft beer industry in full swing, many brewers are looking for ways to express their terroir and integrate local ingredients into their beers. In la belle province, brewers have a unique opportunity to express their terroir thanks to the presence of two micro-maltsters in the province: Malterie Frontenac Inc. and MaltBroue Inc. These small malt houses are sourcing and transforming local barley, allowing brewers to […]

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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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I’m writing a book!

Posted February 11, 2013 | 2:25 pm, by Mirella

I’m happy to announce that I’ve started writing my first book. This book will be a natural extension of the work I’m doing.  I’m delighted to have this opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for beer with a wider audience and I’m very much looking forward to assembling the book and seeing it published. Should everything go according to plan, my book will be released next year. I’m lucky to be working with a fantastic team on this project. The […]

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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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City Centre Mirror

Posted January 5, 2013 | 8:53 pm, by Mirella

From weekend warriors to self-styled connoisseurs, Canadians pride themselves on their knowledge of all things beer. No Canadian, however, knows more on the subject than Master Cicerone, Mirella Amato. Amato recently earned the certification after 14 grueling hours of tests…

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Who Really Came First…

Posted September 13, 2011 | 1:37 am, by nadine

In 1980, on the west coast, one man decided that it was about time Canadians had access to a wider variety of beers. Over the course of the next two years, assisted by a few men who shared his vision, this man lobbied to have laws amended, assembled a brewhouse from used dairy equipment and started brewing. His passion and drive opened the door for the current craft beer movement. His name is John Mitchell and in the spring of […]

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