A vintage wine bottle from 1773 sold in France for $77,000 (57,000 euros). The grapes are supposed to have been harvested under the reign of Louis XV before the 1789 French Revolution. The wine has been described as “yellow” and could be a sherry-like wine. This 237-year old bottle comes from France’s eastern Jura region.
Meanwhile, Americans think the French are crazy for spending so much money on a wine that might taste horrible.
In other related news, a 1963 Pontiac ambulance, which “supposedly” carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination in Dallas, TX, was sold for $132,000 (97,300 euros). While it has not been proven that this particular ambulance actually did carry the body of JFK, it still sold and the price could have been higher had there been proofs it carried the body.
To this the French reply: “Ils sont fous ces Américains!” (meaning: “What the… ??? !!!”)