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Product Magazine

Posted April 24, 2013 | 3:13 pm, by Mirella

…As a pioneer of this profession, Mirella is constantly asking questions, thus creating a dialogue about the “art of beer appreciation.” Her own curiosity and engagement has even propelled her to write a book about beer, which is scheduled to come out in 2014…

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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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Büze

Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:10 pm, by Mirella

…To become a Master Cicerone (a professional certification for the highest level of beer knowledge), candidates must achieve at least 85% in two intensive days of testing: 10 hours of written questions, two hours of oral exams and two hours of beer testing and evaluation!…

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The Grid

Posted February 1, 2013 | 12:00 am, by Mirella

Mirella Amato—Canada’s only Master Cicerone (master beer sommelier)—regularly runs guided beer tastings. She also advises restaurants, bars, and brewpubs on beer varieties, brands, and pairings. Amato gave us the lowdown on tarting up your favourite chips with some classy brew…

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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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The Grid

Posted September 6, 2012 | 11:16 am, by Mirella

…“A lot of people appreciate the opera and local food and wine, but beer has somehow not entered the picture,” she says. Of course, Amato makes her living turning people on to suds. She’s hoping this event will transform those opera-loving oenophiles into unequivocal barley-heads…

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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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Advantage Magazine

Posted April 5, 2012 | 10:08 pm, by Mirella

I never understood why people aren’t more adventurous in the beers that they drink. A lot of people just have one brand, and they stick to it. A lot of bars are restricted in what they carry. Furthermore, I’m surprised to find out how many people don’t know that craft beer is even out there…

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