This is a failure story that has been told by the media all over the world. In this book, Olivier Torres, describes Californian-based wine producer Robert Mondavi's attempt to set up business in a small, world-renowned wine-producing village in the south of France. At the begining, everyone seemed to win. The Mondavi group would produce an exceptional wine, the local wine co-operative would benefit from Mondavi's know-how and the region would improve its image as a producer of high-quality wines. The business venture was nevertheless bought to an abrupt halt by an anti-globalization rebellion composed of ecologists, communists, neo-rurals and wild boar hunters.The Mondavi affair illustrates the importance of culture, history, geography and economic and political systems in conditioning our spirit of enterprise and the way in which we do business. It opens up perspectives for reflection in fields as varied as international management and entrepreneurship, local development and political science.

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