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Because wine stains are a real pain.

Jaime Ritter
October 25, 2017

Drinking wine is all fun and games until someone spills their pinot on your white rug (definitely not speaking from experience here). If you love a good glass of vino, this scenario has probably happened to you at some point: You spill red wine on your shirt/rug/pet/whatever, try to blot it up with a towel, Google frantically, attempt to use the latest and greatest Pinterest hack, make the stain way worse, throw up your hands in exasperation, and vow never to drink red wine again.

It's a vicious cycle, but there's good news: You don't have to give up your precious vino. There's a product that will almost completely remove red wine stains from white material (no, seriously, we tested it out): It's Emergency Stain Rescue (ESR)'s Chateau Spill, and its ingredients aren't harsh on fabrics, skin, or the environment.

 

 

ESR's Chief Executive Officer and self-proclaimed "sharp-elbowed spiller" Harry Smail says, "It seemed crazy that we can put a man on the moon and have self-driving cars, but I couldn't remove the inevitable red wine stain when drinking at a friend's house."

So, Smail and his team developed Chateau Spill, which comes in two formulas—spray and wipes—and borrows science used in hospitals and labs to remove iodine and blood. Though that comparison may sound a little gross, the technology really works: Our team of editors spilled iodine and Chianti on white fabric, blotted gently, and removed both stains flawlessly with just one wipe.

Bottom line? If you're a clumsy wine drinker, pick these up ASAP. The 4oz spray is $8.99 and a pack of 5 wipes is $5.