Though most sparkling wines are clear or light in color, when the wine dries on an object or clothing, an [oxidation reaction can leave an unsightly stain](http://camelotcleanersberkleycom/bridalgownsphp). If you end up with splotches on your party dress or favorite sofa after New Year's Eve, learn how to do a quick damage control
Things You Will Need
- Lukewarm water
- Mild dish soap
- White napkin, cloth or towel
- Rubbing alcohol
- Bristle brush
- Club soda
- Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- Olive oil
- White vinegar
- Melamine foam eraser
Champagne and Fabric
Wine stains in formal attire can be frustrating, because they may not appear immediately after wear. Storage in a damp area, dry cleaning or simple contact with air over time can make the wine's sugars turn yellow or brown.
However, treatment of brand-new or freshly appeared stains is basically the same process. With a white lint-free cloth, blot the stain with [lukewarm water and a gentle dish soap](http://wwwgoodhousekeepingcom/institute/a23123/new-years-day-stains/) solution.
Rinse through with more water. [Avoid very hot water](http://wwwsiedu/mci/english/learn_more/taking_care/stainshtml) and heat from a dryer, especially for older marks, as heat can set the stain.
* Baby shampoo is a good substitute for a mild dish soap. * Be gentle when blotting: Intense rubbing can damage the textile, and pressure forces the tannins from the wine further into fabric.
Preserve Your Furniture
Treat slipcover stains as you would a dress: Dilute the stain as much as possible with water or club soda; then flush it out with warm water and a soapy solution. **Be** **patient**.
It may take several sessions to remove a stain completely. Prepare for bigger challenges with high-end furniture fabrics like leather or microfiber.
A [mixture of olive oil and vinegar](http://magazinefoxnewscom/at-home/30-handy-uses-vinegar) is a natural cleaner for leather furniture. Use a [diluted rubbing alcohol spray](http://wwwjsonlinecom/blogs/lifestyle/228872911html) -- it may seem counterintuitive, but rubbing alcohol doesn't have sugar in it, so it doesn't have the same staining power as wine -- to pick up stains from a microfiber couch.
After your microfiber couch dries, use a bristle brush to "fluff" its nap.
Watch Your Walls
After a really wild party, look at your walls: Stains may appear on wallpaper or painted surfaces. A 10-to-1 solution of water to soap will generally remove wine stains from home interior surfaces.
In the kitchen or in a room with neutral walls, [a melamine foam eraser](https://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=Xh9VPvzYQ98) may draw out any embedded markings.
Test any wall cleaner in an inconspicuous place -- for example, behind the refrigerator -- before using it on a major stain.