How to Get Rid of Red Wine Stains

In order to make sure you can enjoy your luxury vintage without regretting it the next day, this week the Ideal Wine Company lets you know how to get rid of red wine stains.

A Stain that’s Notoriously Hard to Remove

As providers of luxury bottles for reasonable prices, the Ideal Wine Company has seen how one bottle of fine wine can turn a dinner party into a roaring success.

Yet wine – especially red – isn’t without its pitfalls. If you spill a glass of red your good time suddenly evaporates, as you’re left to worry about a stain that is notoriously hard to remove. If it sets into your carpet/clothes – god forbid – wisdom dictates that you’ll have to replace them.

Implement the Following Steps

Wisdom is wrong. It entirely possible to remove a red wine stain and leave the material you spilled it on looking brand new, as long as you implement the following steps…

  • Blot: Before you do anything, get rid of the excess wine by using a piece of kitchen roll to gently – and we do mean gently – blot it away.
  • Salt: Then you need to catch the stain before it dries and pour a light layer of salt on it. This’ll make it easier to remove. Alternatively, you can try pouring white wine on it to neutralise the stain.


  • Spray: Now you need to break out your stain removal product of choice – if you don’t have one, go out and buy one the minute you finish reading this article – and spray. Follow the instructions on the bottle to make sure you make full use of your product’s capabilities.


  • Wash: Once you’ve sprayed the mark with your stain removal product, it should disappear, but you should wash it just to make sure. If you’re working with a carpet, use lukewarm water and a sponge. If you’re working with clothes, put them on a cool wash.

Crack Open a Bottle of Your Favourite Vintage

In most cases, this guide should ensure that you are able to remove a red wine stain. Now you can crack open a bottle of your favourite vintage, safe in the knowledge that it won’t come back to haunt you tomorrow morning!



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