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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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Calgary Herald

Posted August 2, 2012 | 1:44 am, by Mirella

Mirella Amato knows her beer. She holds the distinction of being the first woman in Canada to become a Certified Cicerone (pronounced sis-uh-rohn), which is the beer equivalent of a sommelier, and is constantly expanding her knowledge and experience through further education and interactions in the industry….

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Canadian Career Gal – Online

Posted June 8, 2012 | 1:49 am, by Mirella

I can’t say that I have a typical workday. On days when I am not conducting a beer tasting, doing staff training in pubs, or on-site consulting for breweries, I am usually either at home or at CSI Annex, researching beer or working an a range of beer-related projects…

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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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The Toronto Sun

Posted October 3, 2011 | 1:47 am, by Mirella

The 36-year-old Toronto beer connoisseur — known as a cicerone — will be giving guided beer tours at Toronto’s 17th annual Festival of Beer at Exhibition Place, where 30,000 beer lovers are expected to congregate during the weekend. Amato, who started enjoying craft beers during her university years…

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Xtra! – Online

Posted October 3, 2011 | 1:43 am, by Mirella

…Mirella Amato is a cicerone of beers, the equivalent of a wine sommelier, and the founder of beerology.ca. She says people shouldn’t be embarrassed about liking different beers; they should be open to trying any kind, sweet or not. “I drew a connection between the kinds of beers that are being marketed…

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St Catharine Standard

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:16 pm, by nadine

Being a lover of all things beer may stem from Mirella Amato’s French Canadian roots. The soon-to-be Niagara College brewmaster program instructor traces her family lineage back to the first settlers in Canada at a time when everyone brewed their own beer…

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Women’s Post – Online

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

…Canada’s first female beer sommelier, Mirella Amato is breaking boundaries personally and professionally by turning her passion for beer into a full-time career. Some of us have our personal favourite, and no matter the day, time, weather, setting or meal, we order that same old beer…

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