A Bucket of Red Please – Revellers Battle It Out with Wine in Spain

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A reveller has wine poured over him during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
A reveller has wine poured over him during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West
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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

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.

 

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

 

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)

 

 

A reveller has wine poured over her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
A reveller has wine poured over her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

A reveller has wine poured over her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
A reveller has wine thrown at her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

A reveller has wine thrown at her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
A reveller has wine thrown at her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

Revellers wear buckets on their heads during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
Revellers wear buckets on their heads during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

Revellers have wine poured over them during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
Revellers have wine poured over them during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

A reveller has wine poured over her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
A reveller has wine poured over her during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

Revellers have wine poured over them during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
Revellers have wine poured over them during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

 

Revellers have wine sprayed at them during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro
Revellers have wine sprayed at them during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West