Thirsty Dragon by Suzanne Mustacich audiobook

Thirsty Dragon: China's Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World's Best Wines

By Suzann Mustacich
Read by Hillary Huber

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665152082

  • ISBN: 9781665152068

  • ISBN: 9781665152075

Runtime: 13.05 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An inside view of China's quest to become a global wine power and Bordeaux attempt to master the thirsty dragon it helped create. The wine merchants of Bordeaux and the rising entrepreneurs of China would seem to have little in common old world versus new, tradition versus disruption, loyalty versus efficiency. And these two communities have found their destinies intertwined in the conquest of new markets, as Suzanne Mustacich shows in the proactive account of how China is reshaping the French Wine business and how Bordeaux in making its mark on China. Thirsty Dragon lays bare the untold story of how an influx of Chinese money rescued France's most venerable wine region from economic collapse, and how the result was a series of misunderstandings and crises that threatened the delicate infrastructure of Bordeaux insular wine trade. The Bordelais and the Chinese do business according to different and often incompatible sets of rules, and Mustacich uncovers the competing agendas and little-known actors who are transforming the economics and culture of Bordeaux, even as its wines are finding new markets and ever higher prices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, with Hong Kong and London traders playing a pivotal role. At once a tale of business skullduggery and fierce cultural clashes, adventure, and ambition, Thirsty Dragon offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges to the world's most famous and prestigious wines.

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Author Bio: Suzanne Mustacich

Author Bio: Suzanne Mustacich

Suzanne Mustacich is a contributing editor at Wine Spectator. She was previously a Bordeaux correspondent for Agence France Presse, a columnist for the Chinese magazine Wine Life, a contributor to Wine Business International, and a television producer for NBC News and several production companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an enology diploma from the University of Bordeaux. She lives in Bordeaux with her family.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 13.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English