After receiving his BA in Marketing from Texas Tech University, Doug made his bones in the corporate world, recruiting healthcare. After a couple of years of hard times, he decided to pursue his first love: fine wine. Over the next ten years, Doug opened several wine bars and restaurants, then launched a small distributor in Austin. Seeking an opportunity to manage brands, he went to work for wine importers covering multiple regions. While working in Texas for a wine and spirits importer, Doug met Raj and discovered the magic of the ‘Pig. The rest, as they say, is Whistling in the Rye.