In the La Rioja of northern Spain
Yet another bizarre Summer Spanish custom is held, this time with a fruity twist. The annual Haro Wine Festival takes place on the 29th June, the day of the patron saint San Pedro.
The aim of the game is to have as much fun as possible with local wines, getting involved in wine-drinking competitions and the famous 'Batalla Del Vino' (a.k.a The Battle of Wine).
The latter involves, as you can imagine, using wine as a weapon rather than a source of merriment. We already know it's not like the Spanish to have conventional fun, so it's no surprise to find that the whole point of this event is to wear the wine, rather than simply drink it. Armed festival-goers soak themselves, and anyone around them, in the finest samples of the La Rioja region. Not your average wine-tasting session, that's for sure.