EF College Study Tours – To reach EF in the event of an emergency, and you are calling from the US, dial 1-800-637-8222 and follow the prompt for an emergency. If you are calling while abroad, dial 001-617-619-2913.  To call internationally from the US/Canada, dial 011 before desired phone number.

Dr. Liz Thach, MW – Cell phone while traveling 707.792.2002.  Please feel free to call or text.  Email:

Dr. Janeen Olsen – Cell phone while traveling 707.484.8434.  Please feel free to call or text. Email:

How to call Italy from United States:

011 – United States exit code to dial first when calling international
39 – Italian country code must be dialed next 
011 + 39 + ###-#### – Overall dialing code format


Dr. Liz Thach, MW (pronounced “tosh”) is a management and wine business professor at Sonoma State University in the Wine Business Institute where she teaches in both the undergraduate and Wine MBA programs. In addition, she has 15 years of executive and management level experience at Fortune 500 companies and has done consulting and research projects for more than 30 different wineries. Liz’s passion is wine, and she has visited most of the major wine regions of the world and more than 25 countries. In addition, she has published over 90 articles and 5 wine textbooks, including Wine-A Global Business and Wine Marketing & Sales. A fifth generation Californian, Liz finished her Ph.D. at Texas A&M and now lives on Sonoma Mountain where she tends a small hobby vineyard and makes garagiste wine. She also works as a wine judge in various competitions, and has served on many non-profit wine boards. Liz obtained the distinction of Master of Wine (MW) in May of 2011. She can be contacted at; 011.707.664.4212. Website:

Janeen Olsen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Marketing at Sonoma State University, specializing in Wine Marketing. Before joining the faculty at SSU, Janeen was an Associate Professor of Marketing at Louisiana State University and was an adjunct professor at Tulane University. She has taught courses in international marketing, marketing management, marketing research, and wine marketing, and has developed international exchanges and educational programs. Janeen has conducted export seminars for business executives in many Latin American cities and has organized and led wine industry tours of Chile for the Wine Business Institute at SSU.  Janeen is coauthor of the book, Wine Marketing and Sales, and has been published extensively in marketing and international business journals. Additionally, she has presented papers at conferences in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well as in the US. Janeen holds a Ph.D. in Marketing, an MBA with a concentration in International Marketing, and a BA in Spanish Literature all from the University of Utah, and is a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommelier.


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