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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, beer evaluation, brewing technology and beer and food pairing. Here’s what the Cicerone website says about the certification:

Here is a link to the press release. I would like to take a moment to also congratulate Neil Witte, from Kansas City, who was the other person in my group to pass the exam.

I am proud to have achieved this certification. I acquired tons of knowledge over the past few years, as I prepared for this exam, and am looking forward to putting it to good use as I continue to offer beer tastings and consulting services for pubs and breweries.



  1. Congrats!! Just fantastic for you and for Canada.

    Comment by Joe on December 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  2. This is amazing and such an accomplishment! You represent us Canadians just fine and very proud that you are the first Master Cicerone in Canada!

    All the best!

    Claude Lefebvre
    Owner / Operator – North American Craft
    Co – Founder – Double Trouble Brewing Co.

    Comment by Claude Lefebvre on December 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm


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