Content Tagged with ‘Beer and Food’

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Pairing beer with food in 2 easy steps

Posted May 6, 2015 | 1:15 pm, by Mirella

Pairing beer with food is fun! Although consistently assembling spectacular pairings takes study, practice and experience, it’s relatively easy to put together a pairing that works. For those who are interested in an in-depth breakdown of how to pair beer with food, my book includes a 10-page chapter that details the various interactions to expect, depending on the taste and flavours present in either the food or the beer at hand. It also offers tips on how to plan your own beer dinner […]


quench (online)

Posted March 20, 2015 | 11:50 pm, by Mirella

…Her narrative is smooth, fluid like a great conversation with a close friend; she makes beer approachable for newbies and reminds veterans why they got involved in beer in the first place. Beer lovers of all stages in their education can geek out over her handy charts, found at the back of the book…


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The Urbanite (online)

Posted February 15, 2015 | 11:48 pm, by Mirella

Taking a cue from our Ask a Brewer column, where local brewers provide readers with an insightful and informative lens into the brewing industry, we’ve decided to talk to Canada’s only Master Cicerone, Mirella Amato…


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Publisher’s Weekly (Online)

Posted May 8, 2014 | 11:56 pm, by Mirella

Whether she’s appearing on TV to talk about beer or offering tasting and consultation services through her company, Beerology, Mirella Amato is a beer-world star—one of only seven people on the globe (and the first person outside the U.S.) to earn the title of Master Cicerone…


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Antidote Magazine (online)

Posted July 18, 2013 | 3:44 pm, by Mirella

…There is nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold beer. Toronto-based beer specialist, Mirella Amato, couldn’t agree more. “When the weather gets really warm, all I want is something refreshing, bubbly and crisp…


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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, […]


Beer Dinner Menus

Posted March 10, 2013 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

I’ve had the pleasure of guiding a series of beer dinners in fine dining establishments over the past few months. While I’ve been pairing beer with food in a variety of contexts for years, until recently they have mostly taken place in private homes, at catered events or in pubs… It’s very exciting to me that higher-end restaurants are embracing the idea of bringing beer to the table. It opens the door for guests to see beer in a new […]


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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I won a beer award!

Posted October 22, 2012 | 9:30 am, by Mirella

I was delighted to receive an award for Food and Beer Matching Development from the Ontario Craft Brewers Association on the weekend. This was one of the Ontario Craft Brewers Centre of Excellence Industry Choice Awards that were handed out at the first ever Ontario Craft Brewers Conference. Here’s what the awards were about: The goal of these industry awards is to recognize examples of excellence among small, medium and large organizations, supporting the craft brewing industry at the local, […]


Beerology in the News

Posted August 16, 2012 | 2:05 pm, by Mirella

photo by Jennifer Roberts A few articles were published about me and my work over the summer and I thought I’d take a moment to share! Last Friday, the Calgary Herald printed a fantastic piece by Laura Brehaut about my work in general, as well as the author’s experience participating in the Girl’s Guided Beer Tour that I ran at the Toronto Festival of Beer and Queer Beer this year. In July, Natalie Goldenbergfife, one of the guests at the […]