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Not sour grapes, but sweet ones bring in big bucks

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A bunch of grapes bring in more than $4,000. A bunch of grapes bring in more than $4,000.

No one likes sour grapes, but people in Japan have taken grapes to a new level of sweetness. 

A bunch of luxury "Ruby Roman" grapes sold for more than $4,000 at the season's first auction.  Not any old grape gets the "Ruby Roman" label that is considered to be the most expensive variety of grapes in Japan. 

Each grape must be at least an inch-and-a-quarter in diameter and have sugar content of more than 18 percent.  Only nine bunches of grapes passed the test for Tuesday's auction.

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