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Francis Kulaga

Francis Kulaga

General Manager & Beverage Director

A New York City native, Birch & Rye's General Manager and Beverage Director Francis Kulaga is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Specialist of Wine & Spirits with the Society of Wine Educators, a Certified Cicerone, and a Certified BJCP judge.  A hospitality veteran with over 20 years of experience, Francis has been lucky enough to travel to more than 115 countries and most of the World’s major wine regions.  In his spare time, he enjoys judging beer and wine competitions throughout the west coast.  His favorite wine region is Champagne.  His greatest passion is educating people about food and wine.