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How much is that per sip?

An amateur wine group paid a record 57,000 euros ($77,000) Saturday for a 237-year-old bottle of wine from France’s eastern Jura region at a local wine festival auction.

“Finally, yellow wine has hit the big leagues,” said wine festival founder Bernard Badoz of Jura’s trademark beverage.

“To sell a bottle for 57,000 euros is not crazy,” he said of the 1773 bottle that came from a Louis XV-era vine and grapes harvested during the reign of Louis XVI.

via Bottle of 1773 French wine fetches record price – Yahoo! News.

Selling it for that amount isn’t crazy but buying it for that sure is.


February 7, 2011 - Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Food

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