How To Remove Red Wine Stains: What’s Your No-Fail Trick?

updated May 2, 2019
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It’s the end of a wonderful dinner party: many bottles were uncorked, glasses clinked, and now after hours of stimulating conversation, your guests just departed feeling warm and socially lubricated. When you survey the aftermath, you see it: a few drops of red wine on the tablecloth, possibly even on the carpet. What do you do?

We searched our archives and one recommendation kept coming up:

Gently blot up the excess liquid. (Blot, don’t rub!) Then mix equal parts Dawn dishwashing liquid soap with hydrogen peroxide. Pour the mixture on the red wine stain and let it soak. Then wash. Note: Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent, so this works best on light-colored fabrics.

Readers, what are your red wine stain removing tricks? What works and what doesn’t? Tell us below!