Moldova’s best-known and second-largest underground wine cellars, in the town of Cricova (15km north of capital Chişinău), have hosted a 10km Wine Run with around 200 participants.

Wine cellars in Cricova, Moldova.
Wine cellars in Cricova, Moldova.

The cellar’s tunnels are 100m underground, so runners had to carry torches through the darker sections. As a reward, everyone received a glass of mulled wine at the finish line. More than a million bottles of wine are held in Cricova’s tunnels, which date from the 15th century and have a total length of around 120km. Visitors can take a guided vehicle tour of the tunnels. Read more: bbc.co.uk

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