As one of the most popular adult beverages in the world, red wine stains can be among the more common stains dry cleaners encounter. As the holiday season approaches and the celebration commences, here are a few things you can do in case of a spill.

First, and most importantly, bring in a stained garment as soon as possible. If brought within a few days, we can prevent the stain from setting.

Second, and related very closely to the first, do not store any garment with stains on it. A warm closet and exposure to oxygen is a perfect recipe for disaster.

Third, if you decide to spot treat the stain yourself, be mindful to not affect the dye of the fabric. Bringing a garment to a professional stain removal technician is your best bet as they can test for colorfastness before any attempt is made at removal.