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A group of certified beer judges and cicerones tasted each beer blind and gave each a 100-point score which was used to determine the ranking.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 B.C.) was renowned in Rome as a statesman, lawyer, and writer, and he is remembered today for his skills as an orator and rhetorician. The Ciceronian style of rhetoric placed special emphasis on the rhythms and cadences of phrases and sentences and their ability to appeal to the speaker's audience. It is believed that Cicero's eloquence and learning influenced the use of his Italian name, Cicerone, to refer to sightseeing guides, themselves known for their talkativeness and eloquence, and later, to persons who serve as mentors or tutors to others.
Origin and Etymology of cicerone
Italian, from Cicerone Cicero
First Known Use: 1726See Words from the same year
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