Sonoma State University, California
Dr. Liz Thach, MW (pronounced “tosh”) is a Wine, Food & Travel
Journalist as well as a Wine Educator and Researcher. Her current
position is Distinguished Professor of Wine and Management at
Sonoma State University where she teaches in both the
undergraduate and Wine MBA programs. Liz’s passion is wine, and
she has visited most of the major wine regions of the world and
more than 50 countries. In addition, she is an award winning
author who has published over 150 articles and 8 wine books,
including Call of the Vine, Best Practices in Global Wine Tourism
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 pinot noir 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.