I put the sweater in the sink (with the plug in), and poured some of a gallon of cheap white wine on it. You can see the red wine disappearing instantly. It's like magic! Just keep a jug of that cheap white wine on hand. I still use this method after all these years later.
By Candace from Scottsdale, AZ
I put the fresh wine stained garment in the kitchen sink and poured enough cheap white wine on it just to cover the red wine stain. Like magic, I could see the red stain disappear. Then I simply washed the item as usual. I ended up keeping a jug of cheap white wine under my kitchen sink.
I don't know if this would work on already set-in stains, but if the stain is somewhat fresh, give it a try. It works like a miracle.
By Candace K. from Scottsdale, AZ
How do you remove red wine stain from 100% cotton clothing?
I would try oxyclean. It works great on lots of stains. I run enough hot water in the washer to dissolve about 5 big scoops of oxyclean (the amount I use for a full load) then fill the rest of the washer with cold water. Add the clothes as the washer fills and let agitate for about 10 minutes. I then let soak overnight. Run through the full cycle the next day and then I run it through a full cycle with regular detergent. Good luck.
How can I remove a set in red wine stain on a shirt?
I had red wine stains on white cotton capris. I used a combo of things - not all at the same time - so I don't know which ones worked the best. I would first try white wine - soak the stain well with it and rub in. I soaked my capris in cold water in between various treatments. Use considerable wine, as you are trying to lift the stain. I also used Hydrogen peroxide, but I don't know if it was before or after the wine.
I laundered my pants in good quality detergent, Tide, in cold water, with other stain removers, such as Shout and Oxi clean, and bleach in the wash water. My pants were white, so I could use bleach. It took several washings and stain treatments, cold water only, and no drying in between. Be persistent. You can get it out!