Content Tagged with ‘Beer Tastings’

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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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Women in beer

Posted November 23, 2012 | 10:30 am, by Mirella

This week, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion on women in beer in Montréal, as part of the Québec craft brewers conference, which was organized by the AMBQ. On the panel with me were brewsters Laura Urtnowski from Les Brasseurs du Nord (who make the Boréale brands), Catherine Dionne-Foster from La Korrigane brewpub in Québec, and Deborah Wood who is a multiple-award winning homebrewer currently working for Weyermann Malts. Also on the panel was À l’abri […]


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….


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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Toronto Star

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:21 pm, by nadine

As Pierre Levert sipped one of two Kolsch-style ales before him, he had no doubt which one was from Quebec. “I’m not chauvinist, but I prefer this one, because it has so much more flavour. There’s a lot more bitterness. It’s from Quebec for sure,”…


Canadian Press

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

Canada lost a budding opera singer when Mirella Amato switched careers to become a beer sommelier. Four years ago, while living in Naples, Italy, the Toronto soprano had to make a choice between spending all her time overseas performing or returning to Canada…


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Toronto Star

Posted August 11, 2009 | 4:41 pm, by Mirella

Women are also becoming more involved in the brewing industry – everything from sales and marketing, to quality control and even brewing. Still, old stereotypes die hard, says Mirella Amato, a Toronto-based beer judge and speaker. At the Toronto Festival of Beer last week, Amato presented two women-only beer tours…


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