Red Wine Stains
...some helpful advice for removal



WHOOPS...you've spilled red wine or more aptly, some has spilled it for you, or on you. Now what?!

There was a time that every single pair of pants I owned had a red wine stain on them. People just knew that my love for red wine far outweighed my desire to have wineless clothing within the contents of my closet. I had simply given up on wine stain removal and heaven knows that I would never have white carpet in any room of my own home.. Heck, I even gave up wearing white blouses and shirts for fear that someone who didn't know me would think I was unkempt or slobbish.

Truth be told, I do not always have a glass of red wine in my hand; but rather I tend to be a tad on the clumsy side. Some may even say that I have an allergy to gravity.



  • Dab and blot as much of the stain as possible out of the fibers. Please do NOT rub and scrub vigorously, you'll only set the stain in. Follow up with a stain remover
  • On whites, spray with hydrogen peroxide, then sprinkle with baking soda, let sit for a few minutes, then launder as usual
  • White wine is said to neutralize a red wine stain
  • Club soda
  • Vinegar is purported to neutralize the pigments in red wine
  • Salt will keep the stain from setting until you figure out which method may be safe for the fabric involved

While I have not found the magical solution to remove red wine stains from my wardrobe ( I wear them rather proudly), I have compiled a list of suggestions from around the web. Hopefully you'll find a gem that works for your particular situation or perhaps you'll follow my lead and ban all things white!

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