It may be true that you can't fight fire with fire, but you can certainly fight wine stains with more wine. If you're serving red wine at a party, always keep a bottle of white wine on hand—even if you don't intend to serve it. The reason, of course, is that if a guest spills red wine on your white carpet or upholstery, you can lift the fresh spill by pouring white wine on the affected area to dilute the red. Pour, blot with a towel, then rinse clean with water. Voilà!