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Bacchus & Venus - a taste of wine country
About Us:    Doug Hanson

Born and raised in Iowa, I moved to California with two friends from college in 1996. Originally I planned to be here a year; my friends moved back after just 4 months. But I was determined to make it work. A wife, two beautiful kids, and a couple Golden Retrievers later, I'd say it's worked out well!

As soon as I moved to California I was bombarded with wine tips; it seemed everyone drank wine! I finally gave in and converted my consumption from beer to wine.

My first job in wine was in San Francisco selling French and German wines. A few years later I moved the family north to sell the best wines from around the world.  Eventually I went on to manage a wine shop in Santa Rosa where I realized the best part about working in the wine industry is sharing that love with others. Over the years I've developed great relationships with people from all over the US as well as around Napa and Sonoma- the heart of wine country.

Some days I have to stop and remind myself just how lucky I am. I have a wonderful family, wine is something I love and am passionate about and I get to share that love and passion every day in one of the most beautiful places on earth!!

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