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Remembering Domenico Clerico

Late Sunday evening, as I sat in one of my favorite wine bars in Piedmont, the long-dreaded news that had been in the air for the last few days finally arrived. Domenico Clerico had succumbed to his battle with cancer at 67 years of age. One of the most beloved personalities in Piedmont, Clerico touched many lives during a career that saw him rise from total obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired winemakers.

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