They say the best way to remove red wine stains is to douse the stain immediately with white wine. Other schools of thought recommend soaking the stained item with soda water. The trick is to apply the ‘remedy’ as soon as possible says Harshal Shah. First blot the stain with a clean, damp cloth until no more of the red wine can be lifted. Whatever you do, don’t frantically rub the stain. It’ll spread. Pour white wine over it. You can also use vinegar or salt instead.