Foreword Reviews

Drunk in China

Baijiu and the World's Oldest Drinking Culture

2019 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Travel (Adult Nonfiction)

China is the world’s leading producer of liquor, with alcohol infusing all aspects of its culture, from religion and literature to business and warfare. Yet to the outside world, China’s most famous spirit, baijiu, remains a mystery. Derek Sandhaus travels around the globe to uncover a drinking tradition spanning more than nine thousand years, and explores how recent socio-political developments have conspired to push Chinese alcohol beyond the nation’s borders for the first time.