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Many bars and restaurants have taken advantage of the Cicerone Certification Program, which is the industry standard for recognizing beer experts in the field.
While Cicerones do not keep an official tally of certifications by gender, Balik is known to be one of a small group of women Cicerones, leading the way for more women leaders in the beer industry.
Nevada's largest beverage distributor continues statewide beer education initiative with launch of in-house Cicerone training program
15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada(SWS of NV) recently launched a comprehensive Cicerone training program in an effort to make every employee a Certified Beer Server, the first level of the CiceroneCertification.
Evidence of Cicerone certification is good for customers to see, Merritt explains.
The Siebel Institute's Beer and Food: A Hands-on Encounter program stands out for its guided tastings with Jared Rouben, a professional chef turned brewmaster at the Goose Island Clybourn Pub, Andrew Hroza, chef and Cicerone at the Goose Island Clybourn Pub, and Randy Mosher, partner in the 5 Rabbit Cerveceria in Chicago.
Prior to his work at SWS of NV, Gardner served as opening Cicerone for one of the most highly acclaimed restaurant beer programs in the city, Public House at The Venetian.
There are currently three Master Cicerones, 102 Certified Cicerones and 3,500 certified beer servers.
He adds that having Certified Cicerones on staff will help to improve beer quality and if the beer tastes better, people will buy more of it.
Always thirsty to learn new skills, Ryan pursued one of her passions and became Penthouse Magazine's Official Beer Sommelier after being awarded the title of Certified Beer Server(TM) by the Cicerone beer sommelier certification program, making her a candidate to become one of the country's few Certified Cicerones(TM).
Each bottle in The Beer Trials gets a full-page review and rating based on a rigorous set of blind tastings by beer experts led by Seamus Campbell, one of the world's 96 Certified Cicerones (beer sommeliers).
Master or certified cicerones successfully complete a training program with subjects that include the history, characteristics and flavor artributes of individual beer styles and food pairing, in addition to proper storage and service.
Overall more than 18,000 have passed the first level Cicerone exam known as Certified Beer Server, but only six individuals have now earned the Master Cicerone title--the third and top level of the program.
During the Master Cicerone exam, both Amato and Witte had top scores in the written section of this year's exam," said Ray Daniels, Founder and Director of the Cicerone Certification Program.
The Cicerone Certification Program(tm) hopes to close the knowledge gap between savvy beer drinkers and beer sellers by testing knowledge and tasting ability to certify a new class of beer professional, the Cicerone.