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Drink Wine Without Stains

Last week, YumSugar and I were at a New Zealand wine tasting and I was a little worried about the new, crisp white shirt I was wearing. Usually to be on the safe side, I don't drink red wine when wearing white, but since this was a wine tasting, red wine would be consumed. I buttoned up my jacket until I started talking with Dan, an intelligent Wine Spectator editor. He had wrapped a napkin around the stem of his glass to ensure that any wine - red or white - that happened to drip down the side of the glass (which it inevitably always does at one point or another) would be absorbed by the napkin and not your shirt, dress, or pants. The napkin doubles as a glass identifier when the glass is placed on a table with other glasses you can immediately identify which glass is yours.

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bikerbabeee bikerbabeee 8 years
I have used a variation of this for years. I keep a stash of thin cotton hankies in my glove box and have tied one in a bow on the glass stem at parties. It never fails to get a "what a clever idea" comment, and looks less tacky than the paper version. I would rather have a tacky looking wine glass, however, than a stained article of clothing!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 8 years
yeah, but why waste perfectly good white wine? *LOL*
angriv angriv 8 years
i know this sounds a little crazy, but when i was watching the Style network the other day, they had some wedding show on. The wedding planner suggested that if you spill red wine on your clothes, you should blot it with a dry cloth, and then pour a dab of WHITE WINE on the spot! I havent tried this... but definitly thought it was something worth sharing.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 8 years
OxiClean will get out those red wine stains. I keep a spray bottle of it on hand at all times for that, as well as pet stains. I have a cat whom I (lovingly) refer to as The Barf Bag". Seriously though, just take a spray bottle and pour a scoop of the OxiClean powder into it, fill almost to the top with water and shake until dizzolved. Unscrew the top and let it sit for awhile, so that the effervescence dies down. If not, you'll have a small mess when it comes up thru the spray nozzle. Once it settles, you'll have a fab red wine stain remover and it won't hurt most fabrics!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
my napkin usually gets too soggy in the end...
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
You could tie it in a bow!
redsugar redsugar 8 years
It's only a matter of time before someone designs a disposable wine glass stem napkin. Hmmmmmm.
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
I think it looks kind of tacky, its a great idea it just doesn't look very nice.
Food Food 8 years
Now if only we learn some fancy napkin tying tricks! The tip is definitely handy, but it looks a bit sloppy, no?
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