The Very Best Way to Deal With a Red Wine Stain

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By F&W Editors Posted October 03, 2014

Forget salt, seltzer and baking soda as stain removers. Here's what you really need to get out a wine stain.

Forget salt, seltzer and baking soda as stain removers: That’s the advice from Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, who make a line of at-home laundry products under the label The Laundress. The only way to get red wine out of linen or cotton is to apply a high-enzyme liquid detergent or stain remover (look for enzyme on the label). Work the solution in with a brush, pour boiling water from a kettle onto the problematic area, and then soak the item for 30 minutes.

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