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Nothing ruins a relaxing glass of red wine like a spill. One tipped glass could mean a destroyed couch or carpet. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best stain removal methods to take the stress out of drinking red wine. You might even decide to wear white to your next happy hour meetup.

Carpets and Rugs

Stains on carpets and rugs can be some of the most daunting, since replacement is so expensive. Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover may be the closest thing to magic in a bottle. The peroxide, chlorine, and phosphate free spray breaks down red wine stains at the cellular level, leaving your floors as good as new.

Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover available from Amazon


Don’t worry about smiling during a fun night out. These handy Wine Wipes will save you from the dreaded purple “wine teeth.”

Wine Wipes, 15 Individual Wipes available from Amazon

Leather Upholstery

A small spill on a new leather couch could leave you feeling defeated. Before you resign yourself to ruined leather upholstery, try BunchaFarmers All Natural Stain Remover Stick. The lemon-scented stick works without dyes or harmful chemicals, and cleans tough stains from red wine, ink, berry juice, and more.

BunchaFarmers All Natural Stain Remover Stick available from Amazon


If you’re drinking red wine, you might change out of light clothing. The aptly named Magic Wand from Dritz comes in a 2.5-ounce stick you can carry with you to after work happy hour—no changing required.

Dritz Clothing Care Magic Wand Stain Remover Stick available from Amazon


Before you break out the paintbrush, try this simple method of removing red wine stains from walls. Combine one-part bleach and one-part water, mix, and apply to the stain with a rag. Let the bleach dry, and watch the stain disappear.

Clorox Regular Liquid Bleach available from Amazon