Homeowners fear red wine stains, and justifiably so. Once the crimson liquid sets in, removing it can be next to impossible; it's vital to act fast. If you have white wine on hand, use it as quickly as possible to dilute the red wine. Next, blot the affected area with paper towels, then cover it over with salt to draw the vino out of the fibers. Finally, soak the fabric in a solution of either vinegar and water, or hydrogen peroxide and dish soap.