Get Red Wine Stains Out of White Clothing With a Hot Milk Bath
...I start by bringing some milk to a boil (enough to cover the stain), remove it from the stove before it actually boils, soak the stained part of the material in there for approximately 30 minutes, then rinse it with cold water, and finally throw it in the washing machine with the rest of my clothes. Any cycle (yes, even delicate) will do. Works every time for me.
Okay, but how does it work? How does milk make the red go away? No, you're not staining over the red with white. It actually has to with what's in the milk. The stuff in wine that gives it its color, or the phenolic compounds , don't like to hang out in water or other materials as much as they like to party in an organic, fatty phase-like you'd find in milk. So the coloring actually gets absorbed into the fat of the milk itself , leaving your clothing stain-free. And the more fat content the better, so use whole milk if you have it.
The best part about this trick, according to Jasmin, is that you can just keep on