United States of America, Texas - Sake Sommelier Academy®
Sake Sommelier Academy®  United States of America, Texas

Sake Educator

United States of America – Texas

School: Double Decanted
Sake Educator: Raju Gajarawala
Website: doubledecanted.com
Email: info@doubledecanted.com
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Courses Run: Introductory Sake Professional

Raju Gajarawala is a Texas native who has extensive experience in the beverage industry. Her roles in the industry have included sales for a regional US distributor, leading guided tastings for a Texas winery, and wine educator for several London based wine schools while she lived in the UK.

Although a lifelong fan of wine, it was in London that she discovered her passion for sake. Raju is a Certified Sake Sommelier and a Sake Educator with the Sake Sommelier Association. She was a judge at the London Sake Challenge, Europe’s first competition dedicated solely to sake in both 2018 & 2019.

Her wine credentials include: WSET Level 3, Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1, French Wine Scholar and Champagne Master certified by the Wine Scholar Guild. She has been a wine judge for the Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition since 2014. She now works at Double Decanted as a Wine & Sake Educator.


Double Decanted is a Houston based wine retail, distribution, import and wine education company. Our goal is to always provide high quality, personalized service. We sell international and domestic wines, provide concierge wine services, and host tasting events and wine clubs. We work with customers looking for everyday wines as well as special bottles for parties, gifts, collections and special occasions. We also distribute and import wines in Texas exclusively from a small number of domestic and international producers.

Our Wine School offers classes and educational opportunities for students at all levels of expertise. We offer fun wine tasting classes, wine 101, and classes that focus on specific wine regions. We also offer sake education, tastings, and certification courses. Double Decanted is proud to partner with the prestigious Sake Sommelier Association, based in London, to provide sake education in Texas.