June 29, 2018 / 2:14 PM / 3 months ago

A bucket of red please: revellers battle it out with wine in Spain

HARO, Spain (Reuters) - Revellers poured buckets of wine over each other in northern Spain on Friday in an annual wine battle in the country’s Rioja producing-region.

A reveller throws a bucket of wine during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

La Batalla de Vino is held each June in the town of Haro on the feast of St Peter, an event organisers say draws thousands of people.

On Friday, participants soaked each other with buckets and toy spray guns, turning their clothes a shade of purple.

Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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