Mirella Amato

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Mirella Amato
Mirella Amato at café 't Brugs Beertje in Brugge.jpg
Mirella Amato at café 't Brugs Beertje in Bruges
Personal details
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Beer Consultant

Mirella Amato is a bilingual beer consultant, beer sommelier, and author based in Toronto, Ontario, a foremost specialist on Beer in Canada. She was the first woman in Canada to become a Certified Cicerone [1] and, in 2012, became the first non-US resident to earn the Master Cicerone® certification.[2] Amato is one of very few judges in the Beer Judge Certification Program in Canada to have reached the National Level of certification.[3] She is also the recipient of the 2012 Ontario Craft Brewers Centre of Excellence Industry Choice Award in Food & Beer Matching Development.[4]

In 2008, Amato founded Beerology,[5] a company through which she offers guided beer tastings,[6] staff training and consulting.[7] Amato is the co-founder of the Toronto-based cask ale advocacy group Cask!.[8] She is also the founder of the Toronto Chapter[9] of the women-only international beer-appreciation society, Barley’s Angels [10]

Amato has appeared on CBC Radio,[11][12] History Television,[13] CityTV's Breakfast Television [14] Canada.com [15] and writes regularly for TAPS Magazine.[16] She also contributed a number of entries to the Oxford Companions to Beer.[17] Her first book, Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More,[18] published by Appetite [19] by Random House, was released on May 27, 2014.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cicerone Certification Program 2012 Accessed March 12, 2012
  2. ^ Master Cicerone Certification Program 2012 Accessed December 11, 2012
  3. ^ Beer Judge Certification Program 2012. Accessed March 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Ontario Craft Brewers Association 2012 Accessed December 11, 2012
  5. ^ Beerology Accessed March 3, 2012
  6. ^ Toronto Sun 2011. Accessed March 12, 2012
  7. ^ Beerology: Services Accessed March 12, 2012
  8. ^ Cask! 2008. Accessed March 8, 2012
  9. ^ "Barleys Angels Toronto". Barleys Angels Toronto. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  10. ^ Barley’s Angels. Accessed March 12, 2012
  11. ^ CBC Radio 2011 Accessed February 22, 2012
  12. ^ Here and Now February 11, 2011 Accessed March 9, 2012
  13. ^ Beer: What's In a Name? 2012 Accessed March 12, 2012
  14. ^ Breakfast Television, June 25, 2010 Accessed March 12, 2012
  15. ^ Canada.com 2012 Accessed March 12, 2012
  16. ^ TAPS Magazine, 2012 Accessed March 12, 2012
  17. ^ Google Books 2011. Accessed March 12, 2012
  18. ^ Random House 2014 Accessed June 23
  19. ^ Appetite by Random House Accessed June 23, 2014
  20. ^ Amazon.com Accessed June 23

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