A flood of red wine pouring onto anything but the inside of your wine glass can be the most traumatizing moment ever! But before you toss out that little white dress marred by red wine’s deep purple signature, reach for a bottle of white. Yep, that’s what we said. It turns out white wine can be used to remove red wine stains from clothing, upholstery, and carpet. Pour some of the white wine on a white or light-colored cloth or rag and tamp at the red wine stain to remove.