Grapes of cash: Why one Japanese cluster sold for $11,000

In Japan, the season’s first fruits are prized possessions, bought by the rich as status symbols. Last week, a grocery store owner bid 1.1 million yen at an auction—nearly $11,000—for a cluster of 30 grapes that took 14 years to grow, The Guardian reports. These aren’t any grapes. The Ruby Romans purchased by Takamaru Konishi… » Read More

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