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Double Decanted Educators

Chan Peterson

Chan Peterson is the principal and founder of The World of Fine Wining, a San Antonio based wine consultancy.  He focuses on working with collectors to curate their cellars, conducting private and group tastings, and teaching the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) curriculum as an instructor for the Napa Valley Wine Academy.

Chan holds a WSET Advanced Certificate with Merit, is an accredited WSET Educator and has attained the Fine Vintage First Level Sommelier designation.   Believing that first-hand experience is an important complement to study, he has pursued wine immersion trips with Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine in Spain, France and Italy.  As well, he has toured wine regions in Chile, Argentina, Portugal, South Africa and Baja California and travels frequently to the California and Oregon wine regions.

 

Raju Gajarawala

Raju Gajarawala is a Houston native who has extensive experience in the beverage industry. Her roles have included sales for a regional U.S. distributor, leading guided tastings for a Texas winery, and wine educator while she lived in London.  She now focuses on teaching wine and saké classes at Double Decanted.

Her wine credentials include WSET Level 3, Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1, and both French Wine Scholar and Champagne Master-Level certified by the Wine Scholar Guild.  Raju is also a Certified Saké Sommelier through the Saké Sommelier Association and received her Saké Educator certificate as well.

She participated as a judge at the London Saké Challenge, Europe’s first competition dedicated solely to saké.  Additionally, she has been a judge for the Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition since 2014.

Kelly Prohl, Double Decanted’s owner, believes wine should be fun and make you happy. She loves wine and sharing her extensive knowledge of it with novices and aficionados alike.

In 2008, Kelly left her job in the corporate world to pursue her passion for wine, and along the way she’s accumulated some serious wine credentials. In addition to being a Level I Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) and a Level II Sommelier (International Sommelier Guild), she has a WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits with Distinction from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. She’s also a French Wine Scholar (French Wine Society), an Italian Wine Specialist with Distinction (North American Sommelier Association), and a Certified Specialist of Wine, CSW, (Society of Wine Educators).

Kelly currently enjoys selecting wines and planning events, teaching classes, and judging wine contests, including the Houston Livestock and Rodeo International Wine Competition. Above all, she enjoys working with Double Decanted clients to find wines they’ll love.