Affiliate Sommelier


CMS Advanced Sommelier & Director of Operations for Labry Wines

Brian Kulich, an Advanced Sommelier CMS, has curated extensive wine lists for the Omakase Restaurant Group, Charlie Palmer Group, and various other restaurants, including multiple Wine Spectator Award lists at Omakase, Niku Steakhouse, Kenzo, and Charlie Palmer Steak Napa.


After overseeing 9 programs as Beverage Director for the Omakase Restaurant Group including designing a list for their business partners in Tokyo, Brian has moved on to work for Ed and Kim Labry and their boutique winery in the heart of Rutherford, CA. In addition, Kulich was the senior captain at three-Michelin-star The Restaurant at Meadowood and former director of operations/beverage director at OSO Sonoma, which made the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 shortly after it opened in 2014. Kulich has also worked at Aqua and Boulevard in San Francisco.

Education: BA in English from San Diego State University

Certifications: Advanced Sommelier CMS; Level II International Sommelier Guild