The most important thing to remember is to act on the spill as soon as possible.
- Blot up as much of the red wine as possible from the carpet using kitchen paper.
- Don't rub or press hard, this will just work the wine into the fibres, just gently pat, until most of the wine has been soaked up.
- Pour white wine on the carpet around the perimeter of the spill, working the white wine towards the center--this keeps the red wine from gravitating even further out into the clean part of the carpet.
- Wait about 30 seconds and then gently blot the area. If any residue of the stain remains, repeat step 3.