02 Dec

When the Shiraz hits the fan! How to remove red wine stains.

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With the cooler weather, the party is now moving inside. With that comes the risk of spilling red wine on your lovely living room carpet. Here is a simple solution to removing those red wine stains that if left to dry can make your floor covering look somewhat like a murder scene.

I know through experience that this method works for I was fearful of dying by my wife’s hand when I spilled an entire glass of Shiraz on our light grey carpet in our first home. She knew just what to do and saved my life.


Pour soda water on the entire stain but DO NOT stomp, stand or pound it into the carpet. Then pour salt on the soda water and again DO NOT press it into the carpet. Be very generous with the salt and completely cover every bit of the stain. Simply let it stand (you might want to surround it with police tape so no one steps on it) and then vacuum it up once it is completely dry. It will look like pink piles of salt.

It is so simple…even I can do it!

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3 Comments on “ When the Shiraz hits the fan! How to remove red wine stains. ”

  1. Arlene October 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Great treatment for wine stains, also works for pet stains!

  2. Craig October 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks for that Arlene. I wish I knew that many years ago.


  3. Janet Dean August 31, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Acutally I have found that WINE AWAY red wine stain remover is foolproof – skip the salt and soda water and just use the Wine Away.

    Besides, salt only works on fresh stains!!!

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