When Yorkshireman Chris Ruffle decided to build a vineyard complete with a Scottish castle in the midst of the countryside in eastern China, he was expecting difficulties, but nothing on the scale he encountered. But build it he did, and the wine is now flowing. A Decent Bottle of Wine in China tells the unique story of an adventurer determined to make his dream come true regardless of what strange and formidable obstacles are placed in his path.
“An excellently written book. The Treaty Port story makes a perfect case study. It is a better read than Henry Paulson’s for anyone who really wants to understand what frontline business is like in China.” – Houghton Lee