Posted December 9, 2012
Canada names its first Master Cicerone
Mirella Amato, of Ontario’s Beerology, is now one of only six Master Cicerones in North America to hold the distinction.
A Master Cicerone, “possess encyclopedic knowledge of beer and highly refined tasting ability. Such knowledge generally results from years of thoughtful study and tasting, travel to classic beer producing areas, hands-on experience with beer service, in-depth familiarity with brewing and ingredients and frequent and repeated experience in beer and food pairing. Candidates have not only knowledge but experience and, as a result, an informed and nuanced understanding of the universe of beer flavor.”
Mirella offers guided tastings and pairings, staff training programs and other various workshops through Beerology.