Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World's Oldest Drinking Culture

Derek Sandhaus (Author)

Product Details

$29.95  $27.55
Potomac Books
Publish Date
November 01, 2019
6.54 X 9.4 X 1.17 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Derek Sandhaus has published four books on Chinese history and culture, most recently Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits. In 2018 Sandhaus co-founded Ming River Sichuan Baijiu in partnership with China's oldest continually operational distillery. He serves as Ming River's baijiu education director and as the editor at DrinkBaijiu.com. He lives with his wife and dog in Jerusalem, where he is developing a fondness for arak.


"Derek Sandhaus offers a rollicking, hard-drinking exploration of baijiu, China's national tipple."--Janet Brown, Shelf Awareness--Janet Brown "Shelf Awareness" (12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"This is bound to become the go-to guide on how China's national drink is produced, conยญsumed and marketed, charting its history, culture and effects."--Mike Cormack, South China Morning Post--Mike Cormack "South China Morning Post" (11/28/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Drunk in China takes readers on a spirited, entertaining journey through the lens of China's favorite and often misunderstood drink, baijiu. Derek Sandhaus illuminates Chinese history and contemporary life in his devoted quest to embrace and relish a traditional Chinese liquor."--Jen Lin-Liu, author of Serve the People and On the Noodle Road and founder of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen cooking school

--Jen Lin-Liu "South China Morning Post" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"I have learned so much from Derek Sandhaus over the years, and Drunk in China is no exception. It's not just about baijiu--although it offers a master class on the subject. It's about China and its history, culture, and relationship with the West, told through the perspective of a witty, generous storyteller."--Clay Risen, deputy opinion editor at the New York Times and author of Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland
--Clay Risen "South China Morning Post" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Who knew that the history of China was so wrapped up in its drinking culture? This ramble through time and geography is an intoxicating romp through a boozy China. Sandhaus's ability to turn a phrase keeps us laughing all the way."--Scott D. Seligman, author of The First Chinese American--Scott D. Seligman "South China Morning Post" (2/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"An engaging introduction to baijiu, the world's biggest selling spirit, Sandhaus gives the reader as much historical and societal context as he does entertainment."--Millie Milliken, Imbibe--Millie Milliken "Imbibe" (4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM)