Better for Blotting
Rubbing at the stain will only press that red liquid further into the fibers of your carpet or clothes! The white wine helps to make it easier to blot away at the stain. Try to alternate sections of the cloth so that you’re always hitting on a dry spot.
Set up a Base
With the white wine neutralizing the red wine pigments and flushing away the excess liquid, a perfect base is achieved for receiving deep-cleaning treatments. You can start with a 3-parts baking soda, 1-part water paste to eradicate the rest of the wine. Other deep-cleaning treatments include dish soap with hydrogen peroxide, or you can try a white vinegar and laundry detergent mix.
And if all else fails… you can drink the leftover white wine while you mourn the new, red stain now donning your favourite shirt or carpet.