Wet Spotter for Removing Red Wine from Carpet

I keep a small jar of this liquid on a shelf under the galley sink for that unhappy moment when someone spills red wine at the dinner table, or onto the carpet. It is a technique I found in an old book, many years ago. We have used it with amazing success for years.


  • 1 part liquid dish detergent
  • 1 part Glycerine
  • 8 parts water


  1. Mix ingredients together well.
  2. Blot up as much wine as you can with dry paper towels.
  3. Wet a wad of clean paper towels with the Spotter liquid and blot the stain, using new towels and liquid until the spot is removed.
  4. Follow with clean paper towels or terry towels soaked with clean water, then blot dry.

Good luck!