Bored JAPAN Money News

A Bunch of Grapes Sells for $11K

A Bunch of Grapes Sells for $11K


The Ruby Roman grape is like the bluefin tuna of vineyards: The first auction of the year in Japan tends to result in ridiculous prices as buyers compete for prestige. This year, a new record was set when a bunch of around 30 grapes sold for close to $11,000, which works out to around $366 per grape, theGuardian reports.


The Ruby Roman, a variety of red grape, made its debut in Honshu’s Ishikawa prefecture in 2008. The sugar content is supposed to be at least 18% and each grape is required to weigh at least 20 grams. The $11,000 grapes were bought by a supermarket in western Japan, which plans to put them on display before handing them out to customers for free, the Japan Times reports.




One reply on “A Bunch of Grapes Sells for $11K”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Boobs - Less Politics ​​

And Now... A Few Links From Our Sponsors